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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Extracting and viewing the contents of an old game demo's art assets. ART format?

I'm trying to extract some old game artwork from a demo. The demo was for a cancelled game from 1999/2000 based on the tabletop wargame Gorkamorka. The demo can be found here. I've been able to get it ...
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Photo Archieve Tools to manage keywords [closed]

I need photo archieve tools to write , manage keywords. I use acdsee software but its slow. I need something with better UI , smarter tools , running faster. Preferable PC software but im open to mac ...
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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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Have a self extract archive extract to specific folder

How can I create a self extracting archive that will extract the contents into a specific folder? Any program or method is acceptable on windows.
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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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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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Whats a tag based file organizer? [closed]

I'm finishing professional school and over the years have acquired a pile of notes and articles that I'd like to hang onto. I'd like to add to them and create sort of an archive of article and files ...
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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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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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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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Put tar'd files in a subdirectory

I have a directory setup like the following: folder_x file.y file.z I would like to create a tar file so that when it's extracted the structure will look something like this: dir_q/folder_x ...
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How can files in virtual disks be deleted without a complete rewrite of the rest of the virtual disk?

I would think that for a file to be deleted from a virtual disk file, all the data that exists after the deleted file would have to be re-written to the file. this seams to be true for archives like ...
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How do I get Auto Archive for Outlook 2010 to work on all folders?

In my outlook 2010, i have setup auto-archiving for one folder and then selected to apply the settings to all folders. The auto-archive is set to run every 3 days. The auto-archive does run however, ...
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Batch Script to ZIP Together Files With Same Names

I have 314 vector images I'm looking to submit to the various stock image sites I'm a contributor to, but a number of these require that the vectors be bundled into a ZIP folder with a JPEG preview ...
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List missing winrar .parts?

I want create a text list or a script for missing winrar .parts. I have this .rar archives list: In this pack .part06 .part11 .part15 .part18 are missing. I have many other packs with ...
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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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Create SFX archive using an XML configuration file

I just downloaded a 2GB patch which is an executable SFX archive. The patch is corrupted, so I could extract the working parts of it and fixed something and now I want to re-create the same patch. ...
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Downloading Emails locally with Thunderbird

I am using Gmail (web interface) for sometime now, and have well over 20 labels and some thousand mails there archived to different labels in Gmail. Now I want to have a local copy of all my mails and ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How to add files to specified folder in archive with 7zip command line

I have folders and files on my disk C:\builds\main.exe D:\components\a\testa.exe D:\components\b\testb.exe D:\components\c\testc.exe D:\dependencies\abc.dll Can I create an archive with 7z command ...
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How to search the content of archives (7z)?

I am looking for a way to search the content of files inside of 7z archive without having to unpack the archive. I have many 7z archives with code inside them and I'd like to search them. Is there a ...
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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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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 do I create separate zip files for each selected file/directory in 7zip?

This is the internal zip packer from Total Commander: However I want to use my 7zip packer. When I select 5 files, I get 5 separate .zip archives for each selected file. How do I do that in 7zip?
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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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what sort of file has extension “.archive-bin” and what can I do with it?

I've downloaded a file ending with .archive-bin Can anyone please tell me what I can do with it? Is it a binary file? or is it a compressed/zip sort of file?
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Can I tell if crashplan has backed up a particular file in a particular state?

I would like to be able to tell, programmatically, if CrashPlan has backed-up a particular file, including the current updates to that file. I.e., that the current contents of a file are backed up. ...
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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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How to extract multi volume cpio archive in parallel

I have a large set of files. How can I create multivolume archive using cpio in such a way that I can extract them in parallel? Currently I'm using: find mydir | cpio -ov | split -d -C 3840M - ...
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Error when trying to extract files from a zip file

When I try to extract files and opening the zip itself I get this error: ! C:\Users\Loko\Downloads\Textbook_1.zip: Unexpected end of archive Some people say redownloading is the only fix but it ...
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Restoring file properties but not the complete files, from backup

While copying data from my old storage on a Linux computer to the new (linux-based) NAS, I accidentially failed with getting the properties (most important: the modify dates) along to the new ...
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Compress a 1GB file into 200_MB?

So I just downloaded MySQL for Windows 64bit which 211.9MB but when I extracted it it is now 1.05GB. How did they do it? They archive wasn't damaged at all nor corrupted. Before (Compressed): ...
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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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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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What medium should be used for long term, high volume, data storage (archival)?

This question was inspired by How to store and preserve lots of data? There have been another similar questions, but none with this type of criteria. This is two questions in one. How do you store ...
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Want to Remove Archives from Thunder Bird

I have a problem with Thunder Bird.... I want to remove Archives folder from Folders. All the sent mails are getting archived and getting transferred to archive folder automatically. I am facing lot ...
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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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Sequential Compression of [Text] Files (7zip and Windows)

This is with Windows 7. I have an iterative process, and on each iteration it produces a text file. What I want to do is compress this text file on each iteration to an archive. I'm using vb.net and ...
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Archiving Emails from Outlook Express in Vista

I've used Outlook Express for years and I believed I used it in my last desktop which used Windows XP. but, I've been using a Windows Vista laptop since about 2009 to which I somehow migrated all my ...
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Why are there no zip-file (or any archive) conventions? [closed]

Let me put it bluntly. Should people who do not put all archived files inside one folder be deprived of the privilege to reproduce? Bad: archive: filey filez fooFolder ...
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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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What is the advantage of using 'tar' today?

I know that tar was made for tape archives back in the day, but today we have archive file formats that both aggregate files and perform compression within the same logical file format. Questions: ...
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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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New versions of srep failing my compression algorithm

I am currently using freearc, precomp042 and srep 3.2 (32bit) I am running on Windows 7 SP1 x64 with 8GB RAM I use 4 regular compressions styles as noted below depending on data type and have no ...
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Extract files from WARC and correct URLs

wget has an option of correcting the URLs when recursively downloading a website, so the website is browsable offline. It makes a folder structure that looks like this: Is there a program that can ...
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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 ...