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How can I achieve the maximum zip compression? [closed]

I would like to make a "standard" zip file which contain .jpg images. Which software and switches / options should I use to achieve the maximum compression ratio? I mean maybe I can make a solid ...
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Why would my zipped file be the same size as the uncompressed files? [duplicate]

I am trying to zip 13 mp4s. The uncompressed versions of those files are 2.69GB. But when I zip them with 7zip, using Ultra compression level and any of the compression methods - including LZMA, the ...
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Move data with compression

I'm using win 7.I have disk ~2Tb which one I want to format so I need to move data from it to other disk, but the problem is that I have not another 2Tb disk and I think I can compress data(on the ...
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How to hide error dialog box in 7zip?

I am using "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7zG.exe" -y x -pmypassword "D:\Myfile.rar" -o"D:\Extracted Files\" for extracting a file encrypted with password. Now if 'mypassword' is not the correct password ...
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How to stop 7-Zip from automatically downloading and opening a zip file in Chrome?

I have checked the "Ask where to save each file before downloading" option in Chrome settings yet after installing 7-Zip, every time I click on a link which targets a .zip file: chrome doesn't fire ...
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Batch rearchive zip into 7z using best options and asking for each what to do

Batch repacking zip archives into 7z this one helps a bit, but I would like to get asked for each ZIP files to what to do(opts: delete, repack, leave as it is), and idk if this script does, but after ...
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Is there a way to compress files at different compression levels inside a single 7zip file? [duplicate]

Some files are compressed using their own compression scheme and some aren't. If I try Max compression on an already compressed file, I'll get 1%-2% better compression at most. The amount of time ...
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zip sub folders individually

can anyone help me make a batch file for my problem. i have multiple folders that i want to compress individually. root folder 1 file 1 file 2 ...
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What other archive formats save Date Created and Date Accessed?

7-Zip on Windows will save the Date Created and Date Accessed when compressing a .zip file, however it does not do this for its native .7z format. Any Unix-based formats are ineligible. Are there any ...
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213 views

How to create ZIPs with the content of every folder [duplicate]

I have several folders and I need to compress the content of each folder in a separate ZIP file. However, every ZIP should only contain the content of each folder and not the folder itself. The ...
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How can I create a self-extracting executable from the windows command line that accepts the default install directory as a parameter?

I have tried several different methods including winzip command line and 7zip, but I cannot find a method that will let me create a self-extracting executable that will extract to a specific directory ...
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Recursively unzip files where they reside, then delete the archives

I goofed up a setting on the backup software I use. Normally I would have the files from a network share get loaded into a spare drive, compressed into zip folders, then sent off to the offsite hub. ...
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Is it possible to recursively list zip file contents with 7 zip without extracting

Similar to this question I have a very large zip file which contains other zip files, folders, and files. I want to use 7-zip to extract a list of file names from it, recursing into subfolders and zip ...
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Automatically extracting text files via commandline and combining them into a single text file

In-Depth Explanation of Problem: I'm trying to automate a process on my computer and having some difficulty. Each day, I'm emailed a zip file that contains a txt file. I have a script in place that ...
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how to “preserve internal directory structure” when unzipping on windows?

I'm tring to build boost, in instructions I've read When you extract the library from its zip file, you must preserve its internal directory structure (for example by using the -d option when ...
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How to zip multiple folders in 7zip?

I have a folder, lets say, MAIN. Inside this folder, there are many folders(say f1,f2,f2...) which has subfolders and files in them. Now I need to zip these folders(f1,f2,f3...) and their contents ...
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How do I zip a folder with 7-zip but not subfolders of that folder?

For instance, if I wanted to zip everything in My Documents, but not subfolders in My Documents, and I also did not know the name of each subfolder.
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Extracting a Zip File with Japanese Filenames?

I'm trying to extract files from a zip file on Windows 7. The filenames are in Japanese, but they just look like éñé▀é─é±é─ü[é╓é┐éσèGòùé▄é╟é⌐üÖâ}âMâJâZâbâg20110423. They include a 3D model file and ...
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Windows 7 Explorer Preview Pane for zip files

I was wondering if there is a possibility to add .zip file to the explorer preview pane (Windows 7 64 Bit). For example if a folder contains a .zip file i would like to see the content of the .zip ...
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Why should I prefer 7zip over WinZip in Windows environment? [closed]

I know Winzip is not free and 7-zip is free . Other than this is there any reason why I should use 7ZIP over Winzip for compression ? I am using Windows 7 .
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Is SecureZip compatible with any other ZIP programs?

I put some files into an encrypted archive with Secure Zip (was using a computer at another organization) and emailed them to some people. None of them have Secure Zip (nor do I on any of my own ...
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How to extract and erase the original compressed file on Windows 7?

I wonder whether there is an extractor tool that as well as extract the file contents, erase the original compressed file. Thank you.
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1answer
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7Zip add string to zip name

I have a 7zip command line process that zips by date and its works well. The command creates a zip file with date IE 20121019.zip. However Id like to add a string to the file name. for example ...
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How do I add files from a directory to a .zip-File using the 7zip command line?

I am using the 7zip command line to zip-up files. How can I add all files and subdirectorys from a folder to a zip file (.jar archive file)? I used: 7zip.exe a -t7z file.zip C:\folder Thank you.
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7-Zip: Create a zip file from a subdirectory, with the same name as the subdirectory itself

I have a unique situation where I need the following folder structure (Windows) X:\LOGS\PRIMARY\YEARMONTHDAY e.g., X:\LOGS\HS\20121010 Folders are created every morning. Essentially I'd like to ...
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Is it possible to recover partial compressed files?

Of the most popular compression methods (7z, RAR, Zip, GZip) is there any of them that allows to retrieve the uncompressed data from a partial file? Imagine there is only one compressed file, and it ...
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Why does a zip file appear larger than the source file especially when it is text?

I have a text file that is 19 bytes in size and having compressed the file using zip and 7zip, it appears to be larger. I had a read of the question on Why is a 7zipped file larger than the raw file? ...
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Why is a 7zipped file larger than the raw file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why doesn't ZIP Compression compress anything? I tried 7zipping an .exe file but it actually became larger. Is this the expected result?
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1answer
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Identifiying a zip file that is not really a zip file

I have several files that a 3rd party program generated that have a .zip extension, however neither windows nor 7zip can extract it. In 7zip it does show me the file name of the uncompressed file ...
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2answers
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Seeking a GUI archiver with the ability to exclude files/folders with tickboxes

I've been searching for a GUI tool to create zip, 7-zip or tar archives that will allow me to include and exclude files and folders using a GUI. The dialog during archive creation should look ...
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592 views

unzip command line to sync destination folder

Is there a way to unzip a .zip to a folder and sync the contents of that folder with the contents of the .zip? I know you can do an -u(pdate) option that will update the folder with newer files, but ...
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How do I enable multi-threaded LZMA2 using 7-zip 9.20 on the command line?

How do I enable multi-threaded LZMA2 using 7-zip 9.20 on the command line? I know this is normally done with the -t option like so: "-tzip" . How do I do this with LZMA2? I tried -tlzma and ...
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702 views

Zip Utilities with Queue Functionality [closed]

Are there any programs similar to 7zip or PeaZip that support a "queue" functionality? I have multiple large files to unzip, and I would like to add them all to one single queue and have them ...
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.zip file created on Mac giving error in Windows 7 upon extracting

My friend compressed lots of photos into a zip archive using a MacBook, and uploaded it to Dropbox. I downloaded the zip and when I try to extract using WinRAR it gives this error, but extracts most ...
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How can I control the order of files in a ZIP archive?

There are times when it is necessary for the files in a ZIP archive to be in a specific order (for example, I'm currently creating EPUBs, which require that the first entry in the ZIP be the mimetype ...
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1answer
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How to extract 7z zip and have correct directory strucuture?

XXXhostXXX:temp XXXuserXXX$ ls -a dir1/ . .. a.txt b.txt XXXhostXXX:temp XXXuserXXX$ pwd /Users/XXXuserXXX/temp XXXhostXXX:temp XXXuserXXX$ 7z a -t7z dir1 dir1 7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) ...
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'No such interface supported' when attempting to compress file through 7zip commandline

When I run the 7zip commandline: > echo foo | 7za a arc.7z -sifoo.txt Everything works as expected, but if I try to do: echo foo | 7za a arc.zip -sifoo.txt I get the following: ...
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How to do “legacy” ZIP compression with 7zip?

We have an old application that requires zip files to be "legacy" format. I would really love to get rid of the adware ridden WinZip and use 7zip. However, I don't know which compression options and ...
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2answers
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Compress big files with 7-zip, and uncompress with WIndows XP WITHOUT 7-zip

I'm using the very latest release of 7-zip to compress some files from the command line on my Windows XP machine. All the small archives work fine... but the bigger ones... always give "invalid or ...
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How do I convert my existing zip files to 7z with 7-zip comand line?

I'd like to convert a couple thousand zip files to 7z, with maximum compression and multithreading enabled. Also in another place. Like c:\temp\file.zip to f:\converted\file.7z
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3answers
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How do I create separate zip files for each selected file/directory in 7zip?

This is the internal zip packer from Total Commander: However I want to use my 7zip packer. When I select 5 files, I get 5 separate .zip archives for each selected file. How do I do that in 7zip?
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How can I evaluate the best choice of archive format for compressing files?

In general, I've observed the following: Linux-y files or tools use bzip2 or gzip for distributing archives Windows-y files or tools use ZIP for distributing archives Many people use 7-Zip for ...
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4answers
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What are the best options to use when compressing files using 7 Zip?

I often have to gather log files and upload them to a central server (Owned by another company). The central server has a size limit of the file, so I am trying to create the smallest file possible ...
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2answers
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Setting WinRAR to exclude files with the exact filename I specify from being extracted from an archive

How can I configure WinRAR to exclude files with the exact filenames: thumbs.db or .DS_Store (ignoring case) from being extracted from an archive (all directory levels within an archive)? Files with ...
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0answers
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Comparing zip/compression utilities [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best compression applications for Windows? I've used WinZip, WinRar, and 7zip for packaging and compression. I know the first two are payware, and the last is open ...
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How is it that during extraction of a zip, I get two files of the same name in the same path?

I'm extracting a zip (self-extracting, but that probably doesn't matter) and for a few files I'm getting a dialog asking me if I want to replace a file that was already extracted with a file that's ...
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1answer
698 views

When extracting multiple self extracting .EXEs with 7-Zip, how do I specify to only overwrite if newer?

I have a bunch of self extracting .EXE files that I'm using 7-Zip to extract. I only want files to be overwritten with newer versions. The 7-Zip extract dialog only gives me the option to overwrite ...
4
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3answers
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add password to existing zip file with 7zip

Is it possible to add a password to an existing zipfile with 7zip without going to all the trouble of unpacking it and re-packing it again?
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2answers
3k views

file permission in zip/7z/rar?

I want to package my application for linux, I use zip/tar.gz/7z/rar to do the compress in Windows. Because I do the compress in Windows, so when I extract the package in Linux, the file permission ...
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2answers
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Command line alternative to rar.exe with complex switches

I am searching for a command line alternative to rar.exe from winrar which supports the multitude of options that rar.exe does, preferably one that is open source. Specifically, I am searching for a ...