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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How to take backup of Previous Versions in Win 7?

Windows 7 keeps an archive of the Previous Versions of files using its Volume Shadow-Copy Service (VSS). How can I take a backup or image of the Previous Versions archive for a specific folder?
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Can I fix this TAR+XZ file?

I'm doing some file recovery on an old hard drive, using the most recent stable PhotoRec. After finding a lot of files that I wanted to keep, I decided to make some of them (meaning over 700) easier ...
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Batch script for archiving

I need to set up an archiving task on Windows 7 using Windows command line and WinRAR (or some other similar program). I want to create a script that does this, but I have no prior experience. I want ...
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What is the largest file I can write to a DVD?

I am creating an archive of a large file set using the 7-Zip command line tool, and I am going to write the archive to DVDs (2 sets, to be safe). Assuming exactly one file (a part of a 7-Zip archive) ...
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Is there a single catch-all-features tracked music format?

I have an archive of old(ish) tracked music in various formats - .mod, .s3m, .it and Commodore 64 .sid files. Is there a single, well-supported, tracked music format with a super-set of the features ...
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Is it possible to create a RAR from specific selected files inside another RAR?

So I have one RAR and I want to create another RAR from only the (let's say 10K) files inside that compressed archive without uncompressing it. Hope this makes sense and thank you all in advance!
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How to archive using the shell extension and still exclude files with 7zip?

How can I exclude files from archiving in 7-zip's "Add to Archive" dialogue? I know how to do this from the command line, but it doesn't seem possible from the "Add to Archive" dialogue. I thought ...
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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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Archive & autoarchive not working

I'm using Outlook 2010 w/ Exchange, and one of my folders has AutoArchive setup on it: Archive this folder using these settings: Clean out items older than 2 weeks Move old items to default ...
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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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“extra bytes at beginning or within zipfile,” won't open file

I have an 8.3 gig zip containing tons of telescope observation data, but I can't extract no matter what I try. I've tried Archive Manager, unzip, and tried this guy's fix: ...
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How to force “Inbox”, “Sent”, and “Outbox” folders to be listed at the top of Outlook archive folders group (above subfolders)?

I have just enabled autoarchiving in Outlook 2010, but I've noticed that some subfolders in my archive PST are in a different order to my original PST file. Specifically, the "Inbox", "Sent", and ...
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rar files have same name how to join them

I am trying to download an Android game. The files I downloaded are called: com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftKRHM.part01.rar com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftKRHM.part02.rar ...
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What compressed archive formats can Windows 8 open natively?

I like Windows' built-in handling of ZIP files, and I like to associate compressed files with Windows Explorer whenever possible, rather than a third-party file archiver like 7-zip. Aside from ZIP and ...
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Midnight Commander not opening .zip files in centos 6.3

I just installed mc on centOS 6.3 server specifically to edit war files, however, it won't let me browse/open any archive files (zip, war etc)?
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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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How repair windows user profile after interrupted backup

I interrupted windows 7 backup, so after reboot, windows load in temp profile, in list of user's profiles, it marks like a archiving profile. Deleting profile status in reestr don't work. How to ...
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Removind same *.tar.gz archives

I have crontab event archives to .tar.gz some folder every N hours. Finally I have collection of .tar.gz files. Now I want remove duplicating archives (created while target files stays unchanged) How ...
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Unpack large zip file over itself

I want to unpack 20Gb archive, but I don't have another 20-30Gb of HDD free space. Is it possible to unpack this file over itself ? So that zip file will be deleted after unpacking and I will have ...
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How long data will stay on cold turned on hard drive? [duplicate]

I am using hard drives in separate cases to backup data. How long this data will stay? How often should I (if should) re-copy stored data?
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One-click to create and extract .tar.gz files in Windows?

I'm using 7-zip latest alpha version (9.30) and I find it really inconvenient that, if I want to create a .tar.gz archive, I have to create a .tar archive first then add it to a .gz archive later. So ...
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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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What are good digital document filing/archiving solutions? [closed]

We're looking to digitize a lot of our physical paperwork and organize the paperwork we already have in digital format in a better way. Currently we are using Dropbox for Business but are looking for ...
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Remove known password from zip archive without extracting

is it possible to remove a known password from a ZIP archive without extracting the actual archive? I have some heavily compressed archives and want to avoid having to extract and rezip each of those ...
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Tool for local archiving of webpages [closed]

I'm looking for something like http://www.webcitation.org/ , but working locally on my computer, because, I can't be sure 3rd party services will live as long as I am. Any ideas?
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Tar file changed as we read it

Does tar skip any files that produce the error "file changed as we read it"? The version of tar I am using is 1.14.
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Is it possible to create an archive containing files with identical name? [closed]

Is it possible to create an archive in whatever format containing files with identical name located in the same folder? If yes, how? I need this for some testing purposes. The target OS is Windows. ...
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Synchronizing files using 7zip and the CLI

In the command line, 7zip has the command 'a' to "Add files to archive". But I want to sync the files instead. This is one of the main options in the GUI, but the CLI has disregarded it for some ...
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Find a list of files from text file in subdirectories and put into tarball?

I have a list of files I need to tar. Typically, I would use tar -cvf allfiles.tar -T mylist.txt But I discovered that the files I need are scattered into subdirectories and my list only has the ...
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Compressing multiple files into multiple archives?

I have a folder full of pdfs and I'm tired of Winraring each file separately. I don't want to put them all in one archive. Isn't there a command line I can use to make Winrar compress a file with ...
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Which file format for saving e-mails as single files, platform-independant and searchable?

I want to store e-mails as single files directly in the file system (in directories together with the other files which belong to the same "project"). What I need: the e-mail-files have to be ...
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Find out the size of a .tar.gz archive in the terminal without unpacking

I have a 32GB .tar.gz archive and I'd like to know the size of the files if I unpack this compressed archive. I'd like to avoid unpacking the archive first and than use e.g. du. Is it also possible ...
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Split zip archive containing folders now contains “corrupt” zip archive

I zipped and split two folders with 7zip, so I got File.zip.001 to File.zip.010. I renamed them to Foo.zip.001 to Foo.zip.010, and if I open them now, they only contain a "Foo.zip" file. Upon ...
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opening files .arc

I need to open a folder with the extension of .arc . I've already extracting the file with 7zip and also have tried it using IZArc extractor.But it seems to give me the output of many file (unknown ...
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Commandline program to extract archives with automatic subdirectry detection

What I'm looking for is essentially the pure commandline counterpart to ark -ba <path> (on KDE), or file-roller -h <path> (on GNOME/Unity). Unfortunately, both ark and file-roller require ...
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Archive / compression formats or tools which support multiple file forks or streams?

Lately I've become interested in the ability of several filesystems including Apple's HFS+ and Microsoft's NTFS which support two or more data streams. In Mac terminology these were most widely ...
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WinRar Command to Compress(Zip) Every File in Folder with Another File

I have a text file that I want to be archived with each file in a particular folder. For example, the folder has: File1,File2,File3,TextDoc1` I want File1.zip (which includes File1+TextDoc1), ...
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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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Archive format allowing efficient extraction of specific files.

Is there a file format that handles the following use case... I'd like to create a tar file (or whatever - I'm just using tar here b/c it's a well known file format for containing multiple files) ...
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Windows zip error: Windows cannot complete the extraction. The destination file could not be created

I have a strange error in Windows 7 when I want to execute/open a file inside ZIP archive. I have two files: File1.dwg File2.dwg The archive is not corrupted ( I checked with 7zip utility ) ...
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Can you fix a corrupted 7z file?

So, I had a cd, with a scratch on it. The cd contained a 7z file. When I try to copy the file it gave me an error, so I used corrupted disk repair fixer and I managed to open the 7z, and view the ...
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Archiving Sharp MZ-700 casettes

I want to archive the data casettes (Basic Interpreter and Games) of the Sharp MZ-700 series (Z80-processor-computer from 1982). These casettes are audio compact casettes. I want to use audacity. What ...
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How can I automatically remove files after they've been archived?

How do i archive and remove excess files example. cd ~/Desktop && tar -cvf sitepack.tar ./ this will give me ls Riva_Starr_Feat._Noze_I_Was_Drunk_Official_Video_HD_.mp3 ...
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Can I use XXCOPY to archive windows folders/subfolders whose contents are unchanged for 1 year?

Need to identify and archive windows folders/subfolders where there has not been any activity in last 365 days. IE no new files or changes to files. Does not HAVE to be XXCOPY, but XXCOPY is corp. ...
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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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AutoArchive this item now

Is it possible to set up a button that would perform the same action that AutoArchive does but do it now and only with the item(s) under selection? I know it's possible to create a button to move ...
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Archive software for big files and fast index

I'm currently using tar for archiving some files. Problem is: archives are pretty big, contains many data and tar is very slow when listing and extracting. I often need to extract single files or ...
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Best practice for sending encrypted archives over email [closed]

At times, I send emails with attached documents that contain sensitive data. I learned recently that the policy is to create an encrypted archive that contain such documents. As a result, I have seen ...
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Skype chat archive - permanently delete

I would like to ask if it's possible to delete permanently the Skype chat archive, and if it is possible, then how should I do it? The Conversations -> Clear recent... menu option clears only the ...
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Read only email archive

I have a big gmail email database and i want archive it, and use in read only mode. I want to use like thunderbird, but without structure modifying functionality or email deletion possibility, just in ...