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“Size on disk” column missing in Windows Explorer?

I decided to use the "compress this drive to save space" option on my backup drive, which simply houses a Windows Server Backup. I learned that when viewing file properies for files on a drive using ...
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Batch command to archive folders with content using WinRaR

I have lot of folders in the root "C:\Test\Archiv\" (more than 1000). To be more specific, I get one every hour. They are named as following : ay %year% m %month% d %day% h%hour% In each folders are ...
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7zip - Command Line: how to set output path?

I want to compress all HTM files in D:\HTM\ to an archive called comp.7z which is created in D:\HTM\ directory, so I do the following: 7z a -o "D:\HTM" comp.7z "D:\HTM" and get an error, exactly as ...
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Winrar self extracting SFX fail to launch

I created an SFX file (to unzip and launch a program directly) with Winrar which is supposed to be installed in a TEMP folder. I specified to launch "bin/myprogram.exe" after extraction. When I ...
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The name of an old application [closed]

I once had that that tiny application that create a standalone command line application that has all the files that you want to hide, then asks you for a password to extract its content when you run ...
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Winrar command line compression ratio

I have a Winrar command line that look like this: "c:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" a -afrar -s -m5 "e:\output.rar" "e:\foldertozip" The folder that I am compress by default is 9.08MB. The ...
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How can compressed archives like .RAR be repaired?

I'm interested to know how WinRAR and 7-zip repairs archives but unfortunately I couldn't find any description about this process.So I'm here to ask: How does WinRAR or 7-zip repairing process work? ...
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How to create a zip file with files in FAT format on Linux

I have to create a zip file (with no compression). I want the files in the zip to be in FAT format. That is, If i use zipinfo command, I should get the following: ... -rw-a-- 2.0 fat ...
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accessing files directly from SFX archive

Similar questions have been asked on this forum, but not identical, so I am sorry if this is a bit redundant. I have made a "portable" application. I used WINRar to create an SFX self-extracting ...
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Why does performing OCR in Adobe create a much larger document?

I'm using Adobe Acrobat Pro XI on Macintosh OS X Yosemite and I've noticed that doing OCR sometimes creates a much larger document. For example, I scanned a four page document and got a 458K ...
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Slight file content difference due to LZW compression

In order to test if LZW compression is truly lossless I did the following: I created a master uncompressed TIFF file. Created an LZW compressed version of it Saved that compressed TIFF back into an ...
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Stop Compression: Google Drive Videos?

Is it possible to stop the compression of Google Drive videos? I uploaded an 18.4MB video in mp4, that was already compressed, and google drive added further compression, resulting in a block effect ...
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Set maximum size of zip/7z archive

I have multiple files that I would like to pack into archives of no more than 100MB. The only option I could find was to split the archive into volumes, but what I want is standalone archives that can ...
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wget only new or updated files when the source files are compressed but the destination files are uncompressed

I would like to know how to wget files from a url which are stored with bz2 compression. However, I would like to only wget the new and updated files, relative to my destination, where the files are ...
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Compressing a lot of similar JPEG images

I have a lot of—hundreds of thousands—JPEG images, and most of them are very similar to each other. While they aren’t of high quality and take about 100+ kB each, this adds up to a lot of storage. Are ...
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Inflate multi-file zip files in linux

I just downloaded some zip files that were splited. (The dreamplug rootfs files to be precise). They are called rootfs_dreamplug_v10_Aug-28-20128.zip.001 rootfs_dreamplug_v10_Aug-28-20128.zip.002 ...
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Why does 7-Zip's compression speed lower over time?

I'm busy backing up my local server files, which amounts to just under 4GB of data in ~295000 files. I selected 7z as the format, and set the level to Store. The process started pretty quickly, but ...
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Difference between pixz and xz with -T option

I'm trying to compress a 100GB with a good ratio, so I decided to use xz. I don't need it to be very fast, but since I have an 8-threads CPU, I was wondering how to take advantage of them. I found ...
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How to execute tar and compress command on Folder in single step

i am trying to execute shell script with two command as parameter Shell script : #!/bin/bash a=$1 b=$2 `$a | $b` Input : "tar -cf DIR.tar DIR" "compress DIR.tar" Objective : create ...
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Is it possible to compress a full file system on Linux?

On Windows I can use NTFS drive compression to save heaps of disk space; usually 30%, often much more. It also improves read and write speeds at the cost of higher CPU usage; which isn’t an argument ...
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lighttpd complains about ssl.use-compression

I am trying to apply some of the tricks described here, and the problem is having ssl.use-compression = "disable" in lighttpd.conf, because server reports WARNING: unknown config-key: ...
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What files can I safely enable NTFS compression for on Windows 7/8 USB bootable drive?

The title says it all. I am just a few MB short of copying the needed files to a USB flash drive I intend to use for installing Windows. I have marked the partition as active. I was wondering if I can ...
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Does specifying the compression engine to tar directly actually use less intermediate disk space than tarring first and then compressing?

When I use tar to archive a directory and then compress it separately using e.g. xz, there will be a point where I have three files on my system - dir, dir.tar and dir.tar.xz. As soon as the ...
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What is the most common archive file format to have mountable, readable/searchable archives?

I make periodic backups of my data, resulting in large chunks of files. Currently I copy them into different directories on a share on a NAS (plus an external HDD), indicating the date in the ...
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How to disable mod_deflate in a subdirectoy using htaccess

I have a site that mod_deflate and gzip breaks a script in a subdirectoy. I am on a shared host. Is it possible to use compression on the root level and disable it on a specific subdirectory using ...
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Disk space usage in large folders with over one million files

I have a NTFS-compressed folder containing one to two million small (~25KB) text files. Recently, I noticed that far more space was being consumed than would be expected. Digging deeper revealed that ...
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dd , pv , gzip and exclude directory, possible?

Is it possible to do the following: dd if=/dev/hdx | pv | gzip > /path/to/image.img\ --exclude=/temp --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=/proc --exclude=/path/to/image.img So I want to make a backup ...
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How to tell of a GZip file is still being written while being copied

I am getting a gzip file in a path. Input Folder Path: <server>/input_gate I want to check whether the GZIP file I am getting in this folder are valid? I have used the following command. It ...
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Why don't iPhone or iPad compress the video they record? [closed]

I just recorded 30mins of video on an iPad (1080p, of course) and it took up close to 5Gb. So my question: is it really so hard to do on-the-fly compression? Surely that's what those multi-core CPUs ...
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Should Windows 8 be taking up 40GB of my HDD when my drive is compressed?

I want to install a game that requires 12GB on my computer with an HDD that shows 53GB total capacity, so I cleared everything off of it. All documents, pictures, downloads, desktop, etc empty ...
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restoring files after doing rsync with compression

I understand that you can rsync with arg -z and -a for compress and archive. Can someone tell me with these options, does it affect the files being backed up in any way if ever they need to be ...
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Why this scanned book image has no background?

If you save this image on your desktop, you see it's background color as your desktop color. If you open it with Adobe Photoshop, its background id checkered which means it has no background. It's ...
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Should I archive old folders

I have many folders on my hard drives that contain many media files and logs for old websites I have created for clients that I rarely ever access now. I want to know aside from compressing them what ...
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Uncompress bz2 file from command line on Windows

Is there any tool in the Windows command line that allows me to do this? Otherwise, is there any light and portable application that will allow me to? Related question, can I rename .bz2 extension to ...
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Does copying files via MTP over USB compress them?

I'm trying to backup my phone to a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I noticed that one of my backup images looked noticeably more pixelated, even when viewed at the same size as my phone screen. ...
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Is Gzip supposed to honor original filename during decompress?

This question stems from a Crypto++ library question on Stack Overflow: How to add filename to archive if compressing using Gzip class?. Gzip, as specified in RFC 1952 has an optional field for the ...
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Samsung 850 Pro SSD compression

I intend on buying the Samsung 850 Pro SSD, to use as an external drive via USB and I am wondering if it uses any kind of compression, like SandForce based SSD drives? I am fairly obsessive about data ...
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How to automate Adobe Acrobat XI Standard to re-compress a lot of PDFs?

I've about 15 gigabyte of PDFs scanned with an old version of Adobe Acrobat that are huge. Adobe Acrobat XI Standard that comes with my new scanner has an option to (it seems lossless) recompress ...
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How to batch compress sub subfolders?

I'm on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a directory that looks like this: Folder01 Subfolder 1 File1 File2 File3 Subfolder 2 File1 File2 Subfolder 3 ...
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BTRFS filesystem, compression and copy on write

I'm planning about moving from etx4 to BTRFS filesystem on my pc and backup server. I'm very interested in the BTRFS snapshot feature (I have understood it uses the copy on write feature) and the ...
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reducing the size of PDF file of scanned images

I downloaded this PDF file from a website which is 350 KB in size with 20 pages. All pages are scanned images. I extracted the images using Adobe Acrobat Pro which are 1.32 MB in size collectively ...
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is it safe to compress the File History folder?

Is it safe to compress the File History folder in Windows 8? Mine has grown rather big and a lot of the files types would compress well. However, I dont see any information on compressing it. It ...
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Is there a way to compress folders individually using 7zip on a large collection of folders?

How can 260 folders be zipped individually using 7zip with a single command? The person who originally asked this question voluntarily deleted the post. Since it was an interesting task, I ...
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General-purpose program for RLE compression

We have to deal with very large columnar files with fixed-size data and lots of padding bytes coming from mainframe. I would like to evaluate different compression techniques and their impact on ...
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Best format for compression of large amount of small files

I tried to use .rar and I get a great rate of compression. However it take a lot of time to show the folder structure when I open the .rar file (tried different programs), it looks it is needed to ...
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SASS e images not loaded

I have used webasset and cssmin on a python static site generator to merge 4 css files into a one compressed file. The individual CSS files when referenced individually does contribute to a fully ...
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7Zip Zipping up directories

I want to use 7 zip to compress and archive folders but I want it to exclude existing .7z files if they exist and not duplicate them with a .7z.7z ext I found this but it duplicates the already zipped ...
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How to dump and compress MySQL database in Windows only using command line

Is it possible to backup and compress just like in Linux: mysqldump --all-databases | lzma > all.sql.gz I only have smb:// and cmd.exe access via winexe, so no GUI (remote desktop is not enabled, ...
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How to reduce the size of windows OS Iso file?

I have an Iso file of windows 8.1 pro with December '14 updates. The problem is the file is too big to be burned on a normal 4.7GB DVD , its around 4.8. Now is it possible to remove a few updates so ...
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How is PNG lossless given that it has a compression parameter?

PNG files are said to use lossless compression. However, whenever I am in an image editor, such as GIMP and try to save an image as a PNG file, it asks for the compression parameter, which ranges ...