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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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 ...
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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 ...