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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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 ...
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How can I archive a 30 GB file?

I have a 30 GB zip file containing an archive of digital materials available in the school library that I want to burn to DVD. Of course, 30 Gb is far too large for a single DVD and the content is ...
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Analyzing properties of a ZIP file

I have a ZIP file, and I want to determine how it was compressed (the specific algorithm, properties used to apply that algorithm, etc.). What software can do this for me?
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Three formats? Why?

I needed to download the Ruby Source recently from here and it says, "available in three formats" which are .tar.bz2, .tar.gz and .zip. Is there any reason that we need all three formats? At least on ...
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What is the video format to use for archiving videos for long term storage? [closed]

I want to store some videos for long term. But I'm not sure what is the most compatible video format. I don't want to wake up one day in the future when computers use some totally different ...
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How can I remove the password protection from a RAR archive? [duplicate]

I have a directory in which there are lots of password protected .RAR files/archives. The passwords of these individual archives are known. I want to remove the password protection from all of them ...
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Extract large zip file (50 GB) on Mac OS X

I was trying to move the files to another hard drive. So I archived all my photos in one large ZIP file using the Mac OS X built-in compress function. But the file failed to extract. I've tried ...
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DAR archive GUI utilities for Mac/Windows?

Are there any DAR archive utilities that work for Mac / Windows? All I can find are the command line programs, and the GUI programs for Linux.
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Backup similar to Winrar+Archive bit

I've been using WinRAR with the setting to archive only files with the NTFS Archive bit set and clear the bit afterwards. This lets me do incremental backups, and I can still access the individual ...
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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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Expand rars like other archives (zip, bzip, gzip, &c) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? What (free) program will allow me to double click on a rar and have it just expand everything into a folder, the way ...
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Are password protected files immune or vulnerable to virus?

Are password protected files immune or vulnerable to virus? I constantly password protect my files using winrar. And I noticed that it raises an alarm whenever I will scan it using my antivirus ...
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Winrar-like archive utility for OS X

I've been a Mac user for about 1.5 years and so far enjoyed the experience. But one thing I miss from other operating systems is the lack of compression/decompression utilities that follow the ...
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Creating a compressed archive with “tar” over the network

I want to copy a local disk image to another computer in the local network. It is a large directory (around 15 GB) and to speed it up I use this little trick: cd /Volumes/myserver tar -cvzf ...
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Any Acrhive extracting program (winzip or winrar) from where i can copy file

I use winrar for extracting the files. BUt i find one thing very annoying e,g i double click on the acthive to view the contents then if i want to copy one file on desktop i can't do that. there is ...
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Specify root dir inside tarball

Is there a way to execute tar cjvf foo.tar.bz2 project-root Such that when the tarball is extracted, it doesn't extract to project-root, but instead extracts to something else? i.e. tar xjvf ...
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Best Secure Encryption for Zip Files via Linux

I want to use highly secure encryption for zipped files via Linux/Ubuntu using a command line terminal, what is the best command line tool to get this job done? zip -e -P PASSWORD file1 file2 file3 ...
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How can I scan multiple pages into a single PDF?

How could I scan multiple pages into a single PDF on the Mac? This is for document archival (mostly invoices and receipts). Ideally, the results should be somewhat searchable (but manually giving it ...
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Better approach to archiving large amounts of original video footage using optical media (DVD/Blu-ray)?

This question is to share my experience as well as ask for suggestions for better methods. Along with 2 friends, I completed the making of a short documentary film in 2006. Clip is at: ...
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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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tar: extract myfile.tar.gz archive to a directory named myfile

Can it be done with tar? Do I have to write a bash script?
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Compress and Upload vis SSH?

Is it possible to compress several folders and upload to another location (ftp) remotely? I've a GoDaddy account with SSH access, and I'd like to create a backup (zip all folders) and upload directly ...
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How do I open a CAB file on Mac OS?

How do I open a CAB file on Mac OS X?
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Unzip a multi-file zip archive in freebsd

I created a multi-file zip archive of some files using 7zip on Windows to allow more easy uploading to my server. I now want to unzip this archive on the server, but I get this error: [user@host ...
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Automated Scanning for Corrupted Archive Files

I have all kinds of files that I have downloaded from everywhere over the years scattered around my hard drives. I’m in the process of trying to organize them all and have run into a problem. ...
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Software that recommends music based on mood/bpm/genre…? [closed]

Are there any media players or purpose built programs, that does the same (or alike) job as Last.fm Boffin but; with FLAC support? Most if not all of my music archive is tagged properly with Album, ...
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7zip Add Operation Not Supported?

When I try to add a new file to a zipped archive, I get the message "Operation not supported." Anyone know how to fix this?
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Installing a .Cab file in Vista Home

Im having a bit of a problem installing a .CAB. Does anyone here know how to?
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tar – extract discarding directory structure

unzip has a nifty option -j, whereby the directory structure of the archive is discarded, and all files are extracted into the same directory. Is there a way of making tar work in the same way? ...
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What good free archivers are there? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s a good, free alternative to WinZip? I used to like TugZip, but the development on it has stopped and it has no x64 version, so after installing a fresh ...
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Browsing an e-mail archive offline

I've got huge amounts of old e-mails which begin to clutter my IMAP mailbox. I can easily download them all from my account and store them as .mbox files locally, but the question is: How can I browse ...
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How do you archive digital photos and videos?

Considering failure rate of digital media, hard disks/cds/DVDs, what is the best way to archive family photos and videos ? I was thinking of having a couple of hard disks that have the same data. ...
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How to add a root folder to files archived with 7zip

I want to create a distribution archive of my code that includes a subset of directories and excludes all the subversion files. I would like the files to be added to the archive with a root folder ...
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Free command line archivers [closed]

Nowadays, we have a plethora of free arhivers (7-zip, j-zip, winrar <-- okey, that one's not free, ...) But does anyone know of some free command line archivers for popular formats (RAR, ZIP or ...
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DAR archive for Mac

I need to open an archive that was compressed using the DAR archiving algorithm. I have got 5 DAR volumes here and need to extract them on my Mac. The link to the Mac binaries is broken on the ...
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Why do zip files get corrupted on USB Drives?

Why do older USB drives corrupt zip files? The file size appears the same, but the CRC check fails.
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What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? [closed]

Anything built-in? (E.g. command line tools.) Any well-regarded software? Update: I like The Unarchiver, but vote up your favourite, or add it as an answer if it isn’t there.
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Are tape archives still used?

In this blog post, Raymond Chen makes a reference to files being on a tape archive. Are tape archives still supported by windows and/or used?
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How do you organize a large collection of CDs/DVDs?

I have been using a program called myOrganizer, which is quite dated. Although it is freeware, I think it is a quite out of date program. It does not support tagging, synchronizing, and has very ...
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Map “untar” to tar xvfz?

How can I map 'untar' as a command to 'tar -xvfz' ? Sorry, but I almost always forget the arguments necessary to 'tar' for this operation.
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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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Extracting files into separate folders

I have few zip files that has at least 10000 files each. I would like to extract files into separate folders by year and month. How can I do that. I have Windows XP Pro.
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programmatically extract tar.gz in a single step (on windows with 7zip)

PROBLEM: I would like to be able to extract tar.gz files in a single step. This makes my question almost identical to this one: stackoverflow question for tar-gz. My question is almost the same, but ...
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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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Automatically unzip/untar downloaded files?

Is there a way to automatically unzip/untar everything I download? Preferably without installing anything (I already have enough programs running all the time) and something that works with all ...
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Video encoding for archival

I would like to archive some home videos (DV). I don't need to save them losslessly, but I would like to encode them in something high-quality. What format is both pretty indistinguishable from the ...
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How do I reassemble a zip file that has been emailed in multiple parts?

I received 3 emails each containing part of a zip file. The extensions end in .z00, .z01 and .z02. (Emailed as such to get around the typical 10Mb attachment limit per email.) I have put all 3 files ...
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Compressed Folder Wizard - other archive formats

Anybody know of a shell extension to make other archive formats, such as RAR, work with Windows' built-in Compressed Folder Wizard?
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Compressing with RAR vs ZIP

A lot of people are compressing files with RAR, sending compressed files with RAR and so on. ZIP is more standard and works on all platforms. Windows users have ZIP included and Linux users have no ...