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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Where can I find 7z format adoption?

How widespread is this format? What archivers support it? I would like to replace zip files I create with 7z. But I'm afraid some people will have problems opening them. Edit: The main reason I want ...
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Is there an archive tool (that runs on Windows) that I can set the “execute attribute” in an archive file or zip file?

I have a small set of files I develop on Windows but need to extract and run on Linux. One of those files is a script, StartApp.sh. I'm packaging the files as a zip archive, passing it to my admin, ...
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How to get 100% identical compressed files, for source files that only differ in creation date?

I want to be able to compress a file losslessly, and if the original file is identical to another user's file, I want both of our compressed files to match, even if the original file dates are ...
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File archiving software

We use KERIO mail server, as a secondary e-mail server. KERIO stores the e-mails in directorys*.eml. For example: User1 mail box stored something like this: 2009\msg\*.eml 2010 Calendar ...
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Gmail Archive versus Thunderbird Archive?

Can anyone explain the difference here? I have my Gmail accounts setup to use Imap but it appears my archive in gmail is not the same as my archive in Thunderbird? Perhaps I am missing something ...
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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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Browsable compressed filesystem archive with full attributes?

Maybe a variation of the whole question would be: Are there any other archiving tools than tar that preserve Linux file permissions and user/group flags? I want to create archives of a directory tree ...
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How to get a specified file extracted from a JAR file using a batch file?

I have a test.jar file on windows and I want to use 7-zip to get a certain file from outside of the archive, such as the "com/app/test/FILE.class" file. I only have access to java, 7-zip, and the ...
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Archiving old mail from IMAP to local disk in batch mode

I have an IMAP account with limited space. I would like to archive "old" mails to local storage, and I want to do it automatically (from cron) on my Linux system. I still want to keep the latest mail ...
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Is there a way to unpack a password protected archive?

There's an archive (.ize, IZArc file) I made a few years ago, with a password. Now I need to open it, but I forgot the password. Is there any way to recover the content?
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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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Tar xvzf question

Hi I use FC12 command : tar xvfz GeoIP.dat.gz I get the errors tar: This does not look like a tar archive tar: Skipping to next header tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors Whats the ...
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Tesing archive with 7-zip

I recently had an issue with corrupted archive files and read about 7-zip being able to test archive files. Would this be useful for trying to fix or remove corrupted archive files for me? If so, how ...
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How Can I Extract Data in an Unknown Format?

A game I play stores its data in one giant archive. The archive is clearly readable by the game; the game somehow decrypts the archive to load the character models and items and every other aspect of ...
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Is it possible to successfully extract an archive file if the download is not complete

I'm downloading visual studio 2010 professional through MSDN Academic Alliance. And I get the download is finished confirmation even before the progress of the download doesn't reach 100%. I extracted ...
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how to edit a file in a zipped / rar'd archive

I have a large archive with files that I need to edit, but I don't want to extract / zip every time, is there a way to edit the files directly while in the archive? I opened them and when I save it ...
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Universal command line unarchiving tool on a Mac

Is there some command line tool which allows extracting files from most known archive types? Something like StuffIt Expander, but without gui.
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linux universal archive handling utility

Is there any linux command-line utility that can handle both Windows and Linux archive formats ? I'm writing a script that needs to be able to extract info ( listing files/folders inside is crucial ) ...
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Compare and take some contacts from Address Book Archive

I've got an Address Book Archive (.abbu) file that I backed up a while ago. For some reason some of my contacts got deleted, and I know they're in this backup. I have also changed and added some ...
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Create multi volume archive on a Mac

I've got a 6 GB file, which needs to be copied to an USB-drive. The drive is 16 GB, but formatted in FAT so windows computers and Macs can read it. Fat limits the file size to 4 GB, so I cannot copy ...
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Creating/extracting RAR files on Mac OS X

I would like to be able to create RAR files easily on Snow Leopard with some sort of GUI utility. I know that RARlabs maintains a Mac version of the RAR command line utility, but I don't want to have ...
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Linux slows to a crawl when unarchiving a big file

I started unarchiving a RAR file that this several gigabytes big. The computer is now going really slow, it's almost frozen. Sometimes I can move the mouse a little, but that's it. The unarchiving ...
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How to schedule specific files archiving ( 7-zip ) on Windows

I have directory with *.wek files. Each day some application adds there about 10 new files. I want to archive only those 10 new files at certain time of the day. I've read about 7-zip mechanism but i ...
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.sitx File — 7zip can't open it, what can?

I have a sitx archive. I think this is some MAC thing, but I need to open it in Windows. 7Zip doesn't recognize it. What should I use?
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How to split a zip file across INDEPENDENT volumes

I have about 12 GB of image tiles made up of about 2 million files. I'd like to zip these up to make transferring them to a server simpler. I just plan on storing the files in the zip files for ...
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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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Which archivers are capable of preserving timezone?

Recently I noticed that the files ZIPped on one of our servers in Japan being extracted on US server shows the future dates (+13 hours ahead). Experimentally I found that ZIP and RAR formats suffer ...
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Need software to convert RAR to ZIP (“store” mode - no compression) * Extract->re-archive changes date/time attributes

I have tried all of the following applications (download.cnet.com - the free ones), and none of them will convert an RAR archive to a ZIP, without compressing the files ("store" mode). 7-ZIP would be ...
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In place extract tar archive

I have a little dilemma here... I needed to move about 70 GB worth of files from one of my servers to the other, so I decided that tarring them up and sending the archive would be the fastest way. ...
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Is there a freeware program for editing the text stream of PDFs?

PDFs are a great archive format for scanned images, but Acrobat does not allow you to edit the text layer of the document (the part that can copy and paste from) leaving you with just the raw OCR. Are ...
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Where Does WinRAR extract files opened directly?

When I open a .docx file directly from a RAR archive using WinRAR, where does WinRAR extract the file? My OS is Vista. RAR version 3.9.
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Archiving with Apple Mail and Gmail

What is the best way of archiving my messages in Apple mail so that it will be archived in Gmail as well?
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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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LamedropXPd-like very simple zipper?

A friend of mine needs to zip a bunch of MP3's on her locked-down XP or Vista PC at work. There are two requirements: Since she doesn't have admin rights, the application should either not require ...
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“Unsupported compression method 98” error when unzipping a file. What tools support it, other than WinZip?

I'm getting an error message: "unsupported compression method 98" when unzipping a file somebody sent to me. I've tried both an older version of WinZip, and 7-Zip 4.65. (Update: I've also tried ...
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how do I use tar -C on Snow Leopard when creating an archive?

The man page states -C directory In c and r mode, this changes the directory before adding the following files. However, tar does not change to the directory I specify, but instead reports ...
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Extracting only files that match specific number from many compressed files

I have over 500 rar files with lots of compressed ppt files in one directory. I would like to search each archive if archive has file prj_09hr23 in name and ppt extension. What program should I use to ...
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Howto unzip “.xz” file with 7z and lzma

I tried to uncompressed a "*.xz" file with both 7z and lzma. But they gave me such message: $ 7z x myfile.fq.xz 7-Zip 4.57 Copyright (c) 1999-2007 Igor Pavlov 2007-12-06 p7zip Version 4.57 ...
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Tar and gzip together, but the other way round?

Gzipping a tar file as whole is drop dead easy and even implemented as option inside tar. So far, so good. However, from an archiver's point of view, it would be better to tar the gzipped single ...
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how to extract rar format file on Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is there an app or script that will extract .rar files for Mac OS X? What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X ...
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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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Capture documents in bitonal, or grayscale then downsample

I'm about to embark on a document archival process. I'm going to spend a lot of good money to archive some paper (actually microfiche) to TIFF images. I have a choice of 300-dpi bitonal (2-bit, ...
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Save Website To Disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download an entire website Hello everyone! I have a very poor internet connection when I'm living at home. The only time I have a good internet is at ...
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Is there a twitter client which automatically saves all tweets I see? [closed]

I'd like every tweet about certain topics saved, so tweets with a certain hashtag, word, user, etc. To reiterate, if I see a tweet, I want to save it forever and ever. I'm running Ubuntu Linux.
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What is the best way to archive (spider) a site that is going to be removed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download an entire website Three different blogs that I read have recently announced that they are going to be discontinued and removed from the web. Although ...
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How to open a EAR/WAR file in windows 7

I have a few EAR/WAR files which are Java archives and I would like Windows 7 to open these files the way it opens a file with extension zip. So I open this war file and in the list of softwares ...
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Can you open a tarball on Mac OS X in the GUI?

If I send a tar.gz file to a Mac OS X user, will they be able to open it in the GUI, just like a zip file?
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How does file compression work?

So, I realised today I take file compression for granted. The ability to bundle a few files together into one, and have it come out smaller than any of them, is something I just accept as a fact, but ...
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How secure are password-protected zip files?

In modern zip utilities like 7zip, you can specify a password when creating a .ZIP file. But, how secure is this? What encryption algorithm(s) are used to secure password-protected zip files?
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How to put several files in one archive?

I have 10 files which I need to send per e-mail. It is inconvenient for me all 10 files and it will be inconvenient for the receiver to download all 10 files (it can be annoying to do the same ...