Is there a way to compress a set of files without duplicating them (i.e., I want to choose 'compress' and see the files I want compressed disappear into a zip file or other format).
I ask because I have some problem files/folders that Finder cannot delete, and I've tried tens of methods, command line, and standalone apps. I found that when compressed, Finder can delete the archive, but uncompressed, it cannot delete the files/folders, and they remain because compression programs effectively duplicate the content when they compress files/folders into a single file.
It may see a wierd way to go about solving the root problem, but it's the last shot for me. So please, answers only to my original question. Thanks