How to Compress Files on External Hard Drive

Make it easy to compress files on external HDD!

External hard drives are very handy to save crucial data as back up. These drives are widely used for saving favorite collection of large videos, movies, songs, photos and important projects, documents, application files etc. Since, you cannot extend storage capacity of any storage drive so file compression is an only option to save disk space. By compressing files on external hard drive you can get more space hence an opportunity to store more files.

It’s very interesting to know about file compression. Yes most of file format are compressible and you can make them smaller with no loss of information.  So, it is a good practice to reduce size of files and folders on your external hard drive. There are multiple benefits of compressing files. First of all, using this technique you can save additional data on the drive. If you have external HDD of 500 GB and it is fully occupied by files and there is no space on the drive then you can utilize compression tool to reduce size of the disk data in order to make some space on the disk. Hence you have better opportunity to utilize important memory area on your external hard drive.

However archiving files or compressing disk is far more widely used to save precious disk space but user should be careful while compressing files on external hard drive. Because often they make a small mistake and lose valuable information from zipped file or folder. Additionally, user encounters error in extracting data from such improperly archived folders and become deprived of reading information. Actually it happens due to inappropriate or interrupted compression operation. Therefore, you should take help of any professional or opt for an effective file archiver to make this process go easy and safe for achieving lossless compression.

You can find number tools on internet which can help you in reducing size of files on external storage drives. For this purpose, Remo MORE is developed with smart data compression technology to make it completely efficient to compress files on external hard drive. This is very convenient tool that comes with easy to use graphical user interface to provide step by step guidance to the user. With this app you are able to compress videos, audios, pictures, spreadsheets, presentations and all other kinds of files on external storage hard drives from various brands such as Toshiba, Samsung, Hitachi, Western Digital, and Maxtor etc.  You can run this tool on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android OS running devices to create archive of files and folders.

Steps to compress files on external hard drive:

Step A: First, plug your external hard disk to your computer. Then launch this program and select "Manage" option from main screen. After that select "Compress & Burn" option as shown in fig 1.

How to Compress Files on External Hard Drive - Main Window

Fig A: Main Screen

Step B: To compress files on external hard drive, click on Create New RZip File option as shown in the figure 2.

How to Compress Files on External Hard Drive - Add External Hard Drive Files

Fig B: Create New RZip File

Step C: Finally add all files and folders that you want to compress on external HDD and click on Compress option as shown in figure 3.

How to Compress Files on External Hard Drive - Add Files / Folders

Fig C: Add Files / Folders