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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Possible to make a switchless install from a password protected archive?

I am using 7-zip to make a switchless install (method for doing so here and here). I would like to use a password protected archive to make said install to help prevent the average user from simply ...
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How to restore the file access time after extracting from archive

Is it possible under Linux to restore the file access time to that of the original file after extracting files from an archive created with tar on NTFS file system? tar does not restore the access ...
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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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Quickly Maintain Database of sha256sums? [closed]

I have many different disks (primarily harddisks) storing various files. I want to know that they are all backed up in some form. Given that I have terabytes of files somehow (backups of backups ...
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Recover incomplete DAR archive

I have a backup, at least part of it, in an incomplete DAR archive. This means I have the first n of x slices, but not the end which would contain the catalogue. $ dar -l mydararchive Error met ...
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Re-zip archives with the compression level “No Compression”

I am running Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64. I have a folder containing hundreds of ZIP archives (aka Compressed folders). I need the fastest way to convert them (preferably, in-place) to vaild ZIP ...
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Is there a way to tell if an archive mirror is up to date?

As of late, I've been noticing that the usual mirror I select during installation has been annoyingly slow, so I decided to go ahead and find a new one and test that. I read around on the Internet a ...
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tar with -T - and prevent creating empty archive

I must use tar with -T - and get backed up file list from stdin. Untoftunately when input list is empty, tar creates empty archive. I want prevention to this. It is possible induce tar to do ...
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Can't extract file with non-ascii name from zip archive

I am using Linux Slackware 14, downloaded a zip archive with a file, containing Russian characters in it's name. Now when I try to unzip it in console, it prints an error and doesn't unzip: bash-4.2$ ...
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Outlook not showing archived mailbox items

I'm trying to us the Archive Database feature in Exchange 2010, but the messages that are being archived are not available in Outlook or OWA. Outlook is being run on a Terminal Server, so Cached Mode ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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Archiving files from previous/old computers [on hold]

I'm not sure that the title is very explicit, so I'll try to explain briefly my problem is/what I'm trying to achieve: Like most of you, I guess, I have had several computers in the course of my ...
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Utility that can add files to a volumed archive?

Is there a utility/archive format that works on windows, that can add files to an already existing archive that is split into volumes (like file.rar.001, file.rar.002)? And if the size of these new ...
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How can I archive web pages linked to in my Delicious bookmarks?

I'm looking for ways to quickly backup the web pages I have collected in my Delicious Bookmarks, to guard against linkrot, etc. The most efficient method I've come up with so far would be to export my ...
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Single File Archive+Copy+Extract Deployment for PC

I've got some files on a machine that need to be archived, then copied over to another machine. On the other machine I need the files in a folder to be archived and removed, and then have the new ...
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How to delete redundant folder?

I do a lot of archive extraction per day. Archives come in two types: archive / folder / files and archive / files When extracted, the first type ends up folder/files inside the base ...
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Archiving emails as individual text files + attachments on newer OSs than XP (like Express Archiver)?

I'm looking for Windows 7, MacOS and Ubuntu Linux equivalents of Express Archiver for Windows XP that archived Outlook Express emails to individual files. http://www.expressarchiver.com/ This ...
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OpenID.net website is strangely behaving for 2 day now

On firefox 3 on WinXP, Win7 and Ubuntu when I try to access www.OpenID.net it asks me to save a gzip archive. Is that normal ? I need to look at the documentation, is their an alternative sources ?
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A compression program that handles files with unusual extensions

WAR files are simply ZIP files with a renamed extension. I'd like to configure a compression program to handle these (on double-clicking the file), but mine doesn't recognize them unless I rename them ...
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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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Backup of “Leavers” network directory

I want to create a backup of a Leavers network home directory. I've generally done this before by just creating an iso with genisoimage and then burning it. However, it seems that the latest users ...
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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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Why can't you drag/drop files from inside an archive to mounted devices in Windows Explorer?

Why is it when you have an archive open (for example using Winrar) that you can't drag and drop it's contents onto a mounted device in Windows Explorer such as the SD card in cellphones and tablets ...
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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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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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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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Archive format & tool for large amounts of data (50gb+)

I only realised this afternoon that the ZIP format has a limit of what appears to be around 20gb. I am trying to automate an archive process (using Automate) to zip/rar/whatever a collection of ...
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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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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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Time Machine (archive) of pre-Leopard systems?

I want to get off an older Mac OS X system permanently. It is an iBook G3, so that has two important characteristics: Power PC, not Intel based. Runs only Tiger, not Leopard. This means, as far ...
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How can I bulk rename files in a RAR or ZIP archive on the mac?

I have a set of archive files -- both zip and rar formats -- inside of which I need to rename some files. Specifically, I want to do something like this: for each archive file in a directory for ...
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What's the easiest way to zip/rar/arj a directory with a timestamp for a name?

What would be the easiest way of zipping/raring/arjing a directory with a timestamp for a name?
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Mac OS X Program to Sort Files Into Folders for Burning?

So I have 90 GB of photos from an event that I'm going to make contact sheets for and put onto DVD. It's sorted by photographer and by subject. Normally what I do is make folders for each disc, then ...
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zip: Unexpected end of archive

When I try to extract my 1.15GB downloaded .zip file am getting following error: ! D:\N750XXUCNG6_N750ODDCNG5_INU.zip: Unexpected end of archive I have tried this ...
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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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How can I execute WinRAR serially against each archive in a folder?

I have about 100 large RAR files in the same folder, and I'm trying to delete a particular filespec from within each archive. I'm using PowerShell 2.0 on Windows Storage Server 2008 R2. I'm by no ...
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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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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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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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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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OS X compressed files on a Windows machine

I sent myself a compressed folder from my OS X machine to my Windows machine. When I opened it I of course got the __MACOSX folder, but the contents were in an extension-less file of about the right ...