Archiving can refer to the process of archiving files or the process of archiving data. File archiving is combining one or multiple files into one file or container. Data archiving is the process of relocating data that is no longer actively used to a separate storage area for long-term retention.

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7zip not allowing file extension in the archive name

7za.exe a C:\temp\file.txt.7z C:\temp\file.txt Error: there is no such archive why is 7zip not allowing file extension in the archive name? I even tried it with simple period in the archive name, ...
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How secure are password-protected zip files?

In modern zip utilities like 7zip, you can specify a password when creating a .ZIP file. But, how secure is this? What encryption algorithm(s) are used to secure password-protected zip files?
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Set maximum size of zip/7z archive

I have multiple files that I would like to pack into archives of no more than 100MB. The only option I could find was to split the archive into volumes, but what I want is standalone archives that can ...
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creating an offline searchable email archive for multiple accounts [closed]

I want to create an offline mail archive that I can view and search. The archive will include both, Inbox and Sent. My main OS is Windows XP 32-bit (I'm a laggard but I plan to upgrade to 7, 8, or ...
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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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How to search the content of 7-Zip archives (.7z)?

I am looking for a way to search the content of files inside of a 7-Zip archive (.7z) without having to unpack the archive. I have many 7-Zip archives with code inside them and I'd like to search ...
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Batch Script to ZIP Together Files With Same Names

I have 314 vector images I'm looking to submit to the various stock image sites I'm a contributor to, but a number of these require that the vectors be bundled into a ZIP folder with a JPEG preview ...
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Is there any kind of archive for zone files?

In the same way that the Wayback Machine has vast amounts of data of what websites used to look like at arbitrary timepoints, is there any analogous service that keeps track of zonefile changes? ...
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tar – extract discarding directory structure

unzip has a nifty option -j, whereby the directory structure of the archive is discarded, and all files are extracted into the same directory. Is there a way of making tar work in the same way? ...
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Indexed and seekable tar files

When backing up large amounts of files, I've been taring them so that I only need to move one file around. But listing the content of tar files and extracting specific files out of them is really ...
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Exchange Email Sync To Another Email Address

I would like to backup all my email from and to a specific exchange 2010 email address. Ideally I would like to have them sync to a gmail account. Is there anyway to do this without adding a rule to ...
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Windows .bat script to recursively archive (with 7zip) files in subfolders

I'm struggling to achieve the following DIR1 FileA FileB SUBDIR2 --->FileC --->FileD --->SUBDIR3 ------>FileE ------>FileF etc and end up ...
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7zip reports corrupt file although checksum matches

I transferred a large (140GB) disk image to my machine over ftp in 7z format using 4Gb chunks. When I had downloaded it, none of the chunks can be opened using 7zip. On the first file, I get an ...
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Is it sufficient to refresh an archival external HDD with chkdsk?

Some background: I have been helping my uncle, a photographer, maintain a system of storage for all his work (Terrabytes of images!). We do this by using two external hard drives for his data ...
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How to delete all files in the folder which exists in the tar.gz archive

Typical mistake for me, is exctraction in the wrong directory. After i realize that, i want to delete all this file, and extract again. But how to automate this delete-all-this-crap operation? Any ...
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tar folders older from last week

I am trying to create a script that need to archive text logs from last week. Basically we have a path where we have folders on date as follows, Each folder contains csv files containing data for ...
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Unpacking .z01 .z02 .z03 without .zip on LINUX

I have received several archives and they all have extensions of .z01 .z02 .z03 etc. There is no .zip file and no .z00 file. If I transfer these files to my Mac and run them through un-stuffit, it ...
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What is the most common archive file format to have mountable, readable/searchable archives?

I make periodic backups of my data, resulting in large chunks of files. Currently I copy them into different directories on a share on a NAS (plus an external HDD), indicating the date in the ...
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Is price and brand the only way for a consumer to measure quality of blank optical media? [closed]

Spools of blank optical media (CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays) sell at a variety of prices and under an assortment of brands. Is recognizing a brand and seeing a more expensive price the only way for a consumer ...
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Does specifying the compression engine to tar directly actually use less intermediate disk space than tarring first and then compressing?

When I use tar to archive a directory and then compress it separately using e.g. xz, there will be a point where I have three files on my system - dir, dir.tar and dir.tar.xz. As soon as the ...
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Which archive file formats provide recovery protection against file corruption?

I use my external HDD to back up my files, by putting them into large archive files. I have thousands of tiny files, and put them into archives of 500MB to 4.2GB in size, before sending them to the ...
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Compress a 1GB file into 200_MB?

So I just downloaded MySQL for Windows 64bit which 211.9MB but when I extracted it it is now 1.05GB. How did they do it? They archive wasn't damaged at all nor corrupted. Before (Compressed): ...
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Enable AutoArchive capability on Outlook client when Exchange mailbox has In-Place Archiving enabled

Any way to enable the AutoArchive (Manual Archival) feature on an Outlook client when the Exchange Mailbox configured in the client has In-Place Archiving enabled?
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Dragging a folder full of files into another folder which automatically zips and moves it to an archive drive

I have a question regarding archiving on windows 7 and I will preface it with the problem in an effort to identify what solution I need. Our workflow process dumps printable files to a numbered ...
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What is the advantage of using 'tar' today?

I know that tar was made for tape archives back in the day, but today we have archive file formats that both aggregate files and perform compression within the same logical file format. Questions: ...
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Unix/Linux program that can handle all popular compression/archiving formats (e.g.tar, gzip, bzip2, zip)?

I sometimes get confused by the varying command line options I need to run common Unix archiving and compression software (e.g. gzip, bzip2, zip, tar). Is there a program out there that can just Do ...
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Install packages on the fly

Apt-get and other package managers download the necessary packages to disk, then install them and discard them. I know it's possible to unpack archives like tar.gz or others directly as they are ...
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7zip Add Operation Not Supported?

When I try to add a new file to a zipped archive, I get the message "Operation not supported." Anyone know how to fix this?
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In place extract tar archive

I have a little dilemma here... I needed to move about 70 GB worth of files from one of my servers to the other, so I decided that tarring them up and sending the archive would be the fastest way. ...
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how to find missing files from archives

I need to help a friend archive his old data (around 200GB). I see that a lot of the files are already present in a newer archive he has but the newer archives is properly organized in directories. So ...
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Can't view files from within WinRar (Win7 x64)

I have an issue with WinRar (64 bit version) on Windows 7 (x64) that is similar to the one described in another open question on this website Link to the same issue on this site (unanswered) However, ...
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Is Gzip supposed to honor original filename during decompress?

This question stems from a Crypto++ library question on Stack Overflow: How to add filename to archive if compressing using Gzip class?. Gzip, as specified in RFC 1952 has an optional field for the ...
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7Zip Zipping up directories

I want to use 7 zip to compress and archive folders but I want it to exclude existing .7z files if they exist and not duplicate them with a .7z.7z ext I found this but it duplicates the already zipped ...
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Prefered dictionary size for archiving images using Winrar?

The new Winrar 5 allow you to have a dictionary size of upto 1GB. Does this have any affect on images? I tried setting the dictionary size of 256MB but the resulting image archive was almost same as ...
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Extract large zip file (50 GB) on Mac OS X

I was trying to move the files to another hard drive. So I archived all my photos in one large ZIP file using the Mac OS X built-in compress function. But the file failed to extract. I've tried ...
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Is there any advantage to using ISO vs Folders for CD rips?

I've used ISOs when ripping my CDs just to keep the integrity of the CD, but the only problem is that if I ever needed to edit a file inside, I would wind up unpacking the WHOLE iso, ...
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How to automatically move outlook emails to a file folder outside of outlook?

I have Outlook 2013. Is there a rule or automatic way to move emails from outlook inbox or directories to a file folder on my computer or onto a server? I tried archiving but it only creates a pst ...
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Splitting tar archives and uploading them one at a time

I want to backup my systems to split tar archives with a script uploading them one by one. It has to create the split archive and then run a script. The script uploads the part and deletes it. This is ...
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How to unpack rar archive with p7zip under Centos 7

I'd like to make my 7z command to be able to extract RAR archives. I have installed p7zip and p7zip-plugins packages from EPEL repository. However, if I try to extract a rar file like this: 7z x ...
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What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? [closed]

Anything built-in? (E.g. command line tools.) Any well-regarded software? Update: I like The Unarchiver, but vote up your favourite, or add it as an answer if it isn’t there.
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LZA Compressor Directory

I am trying to use LZA to compress my directories (No sub folders) Whenever I use it however it automatically creates the archive within an additional folder! Example: I am using a folder called ...
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Disable extract from archive

I want to compress a file with encryption; but would also like to prevent extraction/saving of the file from archive. In other words, user can only print the file. This is for added security. ...
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Extracting a tar.gz file returns, “This does not look like a tar archive.”

I have a tar.gz file and I want to extract it using terminal. I used following commands: tar tvzf ldtp_3.5.0.orig.tar.gz and tar -xvzf ldtp_3.5.0.orig.tar.gz. However, I get the same result for both ...
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How do I reassemble a zip file that has been emailed in multiple parts?

I received 3 emails each containing part of a zip file. The extensions end in .z00, .z01 and .z02. (Emailed as such to get around the typical 10Mb attachment limit per email.) I have put all 3 files ...
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tar reverse of '--to-command', or: compressing tar entries individually, or: tar with plenty of large files

I would like to create tar gzip archive, but do it the reverse manner of what is most commonly done -- have the files in the archive be compressed individually rather than compress the entire archive: ...
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How to open multiple .bin files

I have downloaded a series of .bin files, which supposed to be a collection of retro music videos: But I have no idea how to extract or open them. I've tried some suggestions that google gave me, ...
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Specify root dir inside tarball

Is there a way to execute tar cjvf foo.tar.bz2 project-root Such that when the tarball is extracted, it doesn't extract to project-root, but instead extracts to something else? i.e. tar xjvf ...
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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 (referring to 7-Zip) native .7z format. Any Unix-based formats are ...
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Browsable compressed filesystem archive with full attributes?

Maybe a variation of the whole question would be: Are there any other archiving tools than tar that preserve Linux file permissions and user/group flags? I want to create archives of a directory tree ...
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Storing large amounts of small files into bigger files on Windows

Let's say I have 50 GiB of files that weights around 500 KiB each. My guess is that having, for example, 5 large files of 10 GiB each with the same content archived in them would be better for hard ...