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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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How can I automatically remove files after they've been archived?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 ...
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How can I create ZIP64 file and test it?

I need a zip file (ZIP64) for a test case, I put a bigfile of 5GB full of zeros and zipped it, but I don't know if is ZIP64. Should the ZIP file exceed 4Gb to be ZIP64? A 4Gb file for a test case ...
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How to compress / reduce the size of JPEG photos for archiving? [closed]

I have 50,000 high resolution JPEG photos, where a couple of them might occasionally be needed, about once a year. I wanted to zip them to save disk space, except that zipping gives no space benefit ...
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7-Zip many files from different folders?

I would like to add a large number of files with different names from different folders to a single 7-Zip archive using 7za.exe. This should be simple, but it turned out to be a major pain. I created ...
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How long will a Solid-State-Drive (SSD) keep its data while not in use? [closed]

Here's my usecase: once-and-only-once copy off photos/videos to an internal SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) put this drive in a well-ventilated, air-conditioned bank "safety deposit box" for safe ...
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Good practices of creating redundant archive for long time cloud storage

I want to create digital archive of photos, documents and other imporant stuff to store in the cloud (likely Amazon Glacier). Preferably one year per archive, up to 10 gigabytes each. I want to make ...
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Solution for archiving and rapidly searching/browsing large numbers of photos on a NAS? [closed]

I'm an amateur photographer, and have over the course of several years managed to accumulate somewhere in the neighborhood of a terabyte of photographs. I've got a little personal linux server ...
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Extracting Installer Data

I have a game. It has these files Setup-1.bin Setup-2.bin Setup-3.bin Setup-4.bin Setup.exe When I install, it extracts it in C:. Now the game is quite bigger, free space on C: seems ...
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seeking a tool creates space-efficient web archives

I am seeking a tool to space-efficiently archive a blog that is changing every day or even two or three times a day. I don't mean that individual blog posts change - not regularly anyway - I just ...
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How do I configure Google Chrome to open zip files in file-roller instead of Nautilus?

When I download a .zip file using Google Chrome on Linux, upon clicking it the .zip file opens my Downloads folder in Nautilus, not the .zip file in file-roller. Ironically, Google is mum on the ...
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Solution to archive and search PDF files on a NAS

In my company we have a lot of customer information saved in .pdf files which are stored on a QNAP NAS. I want to be able to do a quick search for information inside the .pdf, like Contract Numbers ...
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Merge 7z archieves

I've tried to download 7z archive twice and both times it wasn't downloaded completely. So I have 2 partly downloaded 2GB files and according to downloaded segments diagram in download manager program ...
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OS X Finder-like unarchiving in Windows

I've gotten quite used to the OS X way of unarchiving, i.e. double-clicking on an archive file unzips it in the current directory. If everything in the archive is contained within a single directory, ...
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Long-term storage reliability of various media

I’m looking for a reference of statistics on long-term storage/archive reliability for various types of media. That is, I’m looking for information, comparisons, charts, graphs, test results, etc. on ...
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Windows 7 - open with option for a file in opened compressed file

I'm not sure if this is possible or not but if it was it would make my life allot easier. What I want to do is get the "open with" option to open and make edits to a file in a .zip file without ...
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Is there some way to archive individual folders with thunderbird (IMAP)?

My email account is on my own server (cpanel- shared hosting). I use it as an IMAP account and I can increase the size to more or less whatever I want. I have lots of old folders containing client ...
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Use all CPUs when creating archives on Linux

Today I wanted to create a backup from a folder on a server with 16 CPUs. I started looking for an option that can utilize my hardware to archive a folder better than how tar does it. Something with ...
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wget Download webpage completely into one file and an assets folder

I am trying to emulate right-clicking and "Saving As, complete" in Chrome or Firefox. I tried this: wget -E -H -k -K -p http://gizmodo.com But that created a several folders, one for each domain ...
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Whatever happened to compressed read/write filesystems?

Back in the 90s, my home computer was an Acorn Archimedes. It had on it a piece of software called ArcFS, which allowed you to create compressed archives, a bit like zip files. Unlike zip files, they ...
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How to crack a password protected zip file

I recently downloaded a piece of software that came in a .ZIP archive, but the .EXE software inside of the archive had a password on it. The website that I would have gotten the password from closed ...
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Archiving old, outdated hard drives

I have a number of old hard drives. I've decided to throw them out. But before I do that, I'd like to keep the contents of hard drives, intact. I tried to use the ISO file format to archive but the ...
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Create a 7-Zip including only specified folder and excluding certain extensions. No scanning

I'm trying to create a 7-Zip archive that would compress a certain folder (only specified one!) while excluding a certain file extension. I've come up with this: "PATH-TO-7Z.EXE" a archive.7z ...
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Advanced file compression software for Mac OSX

Back when I used Windows, I always used WinRAR for file compression and decompression. It had a fair amount of options like 'just storage' vs 'hard compression', password protection and archive type. ...
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Local storage for Exchange mail - Outlook 2007

Is it possible to save offline copies of your mail on outlook 2007 running an exchange platform. I am not talking about creating a seperate folder and copying mail to it. With Thunderbird running ...
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Zip multiple folders indvidually, automatically

I have folders full of photos within category folders eg holidays spain france italy family son daugher christmas 2010 2011 ... except much longer ... there are about 100 folders. I need ...
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How to print dir tree of a 7zip archive?

Before extract archive.7z, I always check what in side: $ 7z l archive.7z ...SKIP... 2010-01-01 00:00:00 ..... 25856 7367 jsloader/resource/gre/modules/source-editor-textarea.jsm ...
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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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Create a tar and splitting it into multiple archives then putting them back together

I am using the following for creating the tgz files: tar zcf - /usr/folder | split -b 30720m - /usr/archive.tgz Now I get three files: archive.tgzaa, archive.tgzab and archive.tgzac So again I ...
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Can I archive in Outlook if it is not running in cached mode?

The client is Outlook 2010. It has almost a 12Gb mailbox. I want to run a series of archives to drastically reduce the size of the mailbox. Can I run the archives if Outlook is not in cached mode?
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7-zip archive with hard links?

I see that tar respects hard links $ ln clonezilla.iso test.iso $ tar cfvvJ archive.tar.xz *.iso -rw-r--r-- Steven 111149056 2012-03-25 07:34 clonezilla.iso hrw-r--r-- Steven 0 2012-03-25 ...
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Does 7zip extract to a temporary file and then rename the temporary to the actual target?

I ask this question because I'd like to be able to unpack an archive that may also contain the very program that is calling 7zip to unpack the archive. Linux/UNIX allows a file to be deleted or ...
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How to create an archive without hierarchy

I know there are a lot of questions that seems identical, but I haven't found so far my answer. So let's figure I'm in the current working directory : /test/ I would like to add to an archive ...
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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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File extraction errors

I have a gigabyte 970 motherboard. A 64 gb SSD, a 1tb HDD and an AMD fx6200 CPU. Graphics AMD Radeon hd 6870. 8 gb ram. Nothing is overclocked, everything is stock. So I downloaded a few large ...
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Can Double Zipping Cause Problems?

I have a directory that I have been storing a ton of files in. Among the 10ish types of files there are also .zips of other directories. In my personal experience I vaguely remember issues when ...
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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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How to backup a specific folder, with subfolders, in Outlook 2011 Mac?

I can drag-n-drop a folder in Outlook 2011 for Mac to my desktop and it automatically stores it as a .mbox file which I can import later. It does not work for folders that have subfolders. Only ...
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Linux: Specifying top level-directory when creating zip archive

I have project with the usual directory structure (src/, bin/, ...), i.e project-name/ |-- bin |-- lib |-- src `-- Makefile And would like to create an archive with the following directory ...