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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7-zip - how to use command line to include/exclude large list of files

I'm (trying) to develop a program to operate the 7-zip console program (7z.exe) via ShellExecute() and passing it a computer-generated list of files. Now what I want to do is this : I want to pass ...
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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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Browse and use archive like any regular folder

I like to store data in archives like rar, specially with 10% recovery. This tends to also reduce hard drive clutter due to a large number of files having to be searched, say, during chkdsk. One of ...
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Lurker mail archiver: how to make it prefer the HTML atached body to the plaintext?

I'm using Lurker for archiving a mailing list. Lurker is nice because it can deal with MIME, HTML and attachments, and render these things in the archive. Here is the irony though: when Lurker is ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 - moving emails with specific number in subject to a specific folder with the corresponding number

I get a lot of emails in shared inbox containing number in their subject (like 9921635). These emails then I need to archive to subfolders which are part of the shared inbox that is also containing ...
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Batch repacking zip archives into 7z

I have many zip archive files that I would like to re-pack into 7z archive format, as that would save me a lot of space. How do I batch-repack those files on a Windows 7 computer? I tried doing this ...
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How to batch extract from archive using tar to directories

I m trying to extract files contained within a directory in a tar.gz file. The extract I m using is tar zxvf foo.tar.gz. It extracts the files from the archive but removes them from the directory they ...
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How can files in virtual disks be deleted without a complete rewrite of the rest of the virtual disk?

I would think that for a file to be deleted from a virtual disk file, all the data that exists after the deleted file would have to be re-written to the file. this seams to be true for archives like ...
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How to find the Password of RAR Archived Files?

Is it possible to find password of files inside RAR archive, that I have uncompressed files outside that archive and the files are exactly the same as in the archive? Summary: How to find the Password ...
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Best approach to archive a website periodically

I am working on an approach to archive our website (dynamically generated) periodically (say every month) and keep it versionned so that I can go back and pull a page at a certain period. My initial ...
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Cross-platform owernship of files in a .zip folder

I have a PHP app that creates a .zip folder out of files that are restricted to specific groups using ACL, then submits it to the user to download. Specifically, everyone is allowed to read them, but ...
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How to add durability to an archive?

I have a collection of home videos I want to archive on Amazon Glacier. Since Glacier has a 4 Gb file limit, I need to split some of my 4Gb+ files in to smaller chunks. I figured I should add some ...
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How can I get RAR to create a segmented archive (volumes) when compressing from stdin?

I have this ZFS box where I'm creating incremental snapshots, then piping them into RAR (4.2) for compression and encryption, and finally backing those files up remotely. Thing is, RAR seems to ...
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Tar - Remove Common Prefix When Creating Archive

I am attempting to tar up the contents of a root file system, located at $rootfs. The problem is, when I try to tar -c $rootfs > $dest, the directories between my current directory and the actual ...
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Extract files from a web archive (.warc)

I have a number of web sites I am archiving in order to retain many of the linked files there, specifically a number of PDFs. I haven't had a problem using the Heritrix crawler to collect the sites. ...
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How to extract from a .GFS file

My colleacue has left me some files for a project I am working on before he left the company, but some of the files have been merges into a .gfs file. Does anybody know of an application either for ...
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Photo Archieve Tools to manage keywords [closed]

I need photo archieve tools to write , manage keywords. I use acdsee software but its slow. I need something with better UI , smarter tools , running faster. Preferable PC software but im open to mac ...
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Listing files, including archive contents

Is there some method to find, from the shell, all files matching a file pattern including those inside archives (specifically: zip archives)? The simulation package "VASP" produces files called ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...