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I am encountering compression errors on my compressed volumes

Explanation: While checking the file system or while performing work using the compression utility, compression errors were discovered in one or more compressed volumes.

Diagnosis: Compression errors are usually either a flaw or incompatibility with the compression software, or a more generalized problem with the hard disk itself.


  • If you are using an older compression driver, meaning DoubleSpace (not DriveSpace, which is the later product) or an early version of Stacker, consider upgrading to a newer version. There are known bugs that were ironed out in later releases.
  • There could be a file system problem with the host volume (the one holding the compressed volume file) so make sure to scan it.
  • Read this section for general ideas on file system problems.

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