Yes you can. Compressed files and folders are handled by defraggers the same way as all uncompressed files. However, compressed files are always the source of performance leaks -- Windows does not use the best algorithm to compress the files and therefore causes a high level of fragmentation. This, of course, leads to loss of performance.
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