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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you use logging with Proxy Server, the log files are compressed by default. The compressed logs appear and act as files compressed with normal NTFS file system compression, even if NTFS compression is not enabled on the drive.
This article describes how to turn off the log file compression.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To disable compression for packet filter logs:
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate the LogFileFsCompress value under the following key in the registry: