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Is there any solution/utilities to compress and upload a large file simultenously?

Upload a large file via broadband connection takes time. Compress the file using max. compression ratio before upload also consume time. Is there any solution that may compress and upload file to ...
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NTFS compressed folders: is it possible to tweak compression ratio?

As it seems, Windows compresses the NTFS compressed folders with the lowest compression ratio possible. While this maybe good for increasing speed and decreasing CPU load, for the files that are ...
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38 views

Recursively process zip archives to extract files while discarding specific format of files

On my Windows 7 machine, I have a directory full of downloaded dumps in ZIP archives. Each archive contains few text files, PDFs and rarely XML files. I want to extract all the contents of each ZIP ...
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Windows compact /s /u command runs forever on deep directories greater than MAX_PATH

I ran the command compact /U /S /I /Q > status.txt on a large deep directory and after it ran for over 24 hours I decided to investigate whether it was hanging. It turned out that meanwhile the ...
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Converting a scanned pdf to a compressed PDF with binary (2 level) image

I have many old scanned PDFs which take up too much space on disk. I have tried many PDF compressors available on the web. All of them ask me what compression to use for color images, and what to ...
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How can I search for files that are either compressed or uncompressed in Windows Explorer?

I know that Windows explorer can colorize the NTFS compression state of a file, in both the regular and search views. How can I specifically filter/search for files that are compressed or ...
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How to compress subfolders and subfiles, in case when parent folders are already compressed?

Windows allows to comress folders. When setting some folder to comressed, there is an option to compress subfolders and files. Unfortunately, the process can take a lot of time and can either skip ...
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Windows : Compress the drive/file/folder to save disk space [closed]

This option is available for both my primary as well as external hard disk. I was wondering about the pros and cons of this feature. I found some at ...
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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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1answer
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Windows 8 - Compress Drive did not continue after cancel/reboot

I checked the "Compress Drive" option on an external drive (1TB) on Windows 8. After clicking OK, the OS started to compress the files folder by folder on the drive. As it took too long, I shutdown ...
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1answer
168 views

Force all files in a NTFS compressed folder to automatically compress [Windows]

Is it possible to keep all the files within a NTFS-compressed folder compressed? For example, if I have a compressed a folder using NTFS compression, it will compress all the files inside the folder ...
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Avoiding extreme fragmentation of compressed files on NTFS

Problem explanation I'm storing windows disk images created with wbadmin on NTFS drive, and I found compressing then with NTFS compression gives 1.5-2× space conservation, still giving full ...
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Windows compressing big file automatically

I have a NTFS shared partition (for my Fedora and Windows 8 installations) and a big truecrypt container on it (not the whole partition). I have no problem mounting this container from Linux, but ...
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159 views

How to exclude a folder in 7zip?

I want to compress the folder C:\Temp but without a specific subfolder (e.g. C:\Temp\test). How can I do that with 7zip? I've come up with the following command: c:\Temp>7zip a -t7z test.7z ...
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1answer
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How do I reinforce compression options?

Shortly after I got my computer, I enabled NTFS compression on it, selecting the option to compress "all files and subfolders". I recently noticed that several folders on my PC are not compressed ...
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1answer
65 views

Extracting one file from archive: 7-zip requires decompressing entire archive?

I've noticed that when browsing an archive containing multiple files with 7-zip 9.20 Windows GUI, extracting one file for previewing takes significantly longer with .7z than .rar archives. With .7zips ...
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91 views

How to make compact.exe to compress only folders, but not files?

I have a large and complex nested folder structure on disk. Say, Folder1 <many files> Subfolder1 <many files> Subfolder2 <many files> ... SubfolderNNN Compressing all ...
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1answer
193 views

zip sub folders individually

can anyone help me make a batch file for my problem. i have multiple folders that i want to compress individually. root folder 1 file 1 file 2 ...
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1answer
765 views

Windows “Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder [in different location]"

Is it possible to change the “Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder" functionality to create the zip file in a pre set directory, rather than the current one? Also, any information anyone can share ...
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7-zip command line -p switch not working according to help page [Solution Found]

I want to be able to automate the encryption of the file type .pcapng in a windows batch script. My current problem is that I get an error when extracting the encrypted file saying something along the ...
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711 views

Should I compress hard drives containing large video files?

I have a media computer that stores large video/movie files of about 8GB per file... It is also used for media playback. Is it a good idea to compress the hard drives? how much space would I gain with ...
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1answer
90 views

Lossless screen video capturing

Can you capture/record a video playing on the screen using a recording software(or your custom code) such that every pixel is recorded and there is no loss of information ?
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1answer
214 views

How to create ZIPs with the content of every folder [duplicate]

I have several folders and I need to compress the content of each folder in a separate ZIP file. However, every ZIP should only contain the content of each folder and not the folder itself. The ...
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1answer
96 views

How to store many files in one file without using compression

If I have a large set of small files it takes Windows a long time to copy them (say five minutes) due to the overhead per file. If I wrap them up in a container it transfers them much faster (say ...
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How to extract such a compressed file?

I have been asked to extract a ZIP file having in it 3 tar files and each tar file contains around 3000 gz files. I had to extract the main ZIP file first then extract the tar files second then ...
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1answer
290 views

Windows: Automated PDF compression (Hot folder)

In Windows, is there a way to monitor a folder and automatically compress a PDF that is placed in it? (by compression, I mean make a PDF smaller (I.e. not zip it), similar to using the reduce file ...
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Is there a client impact to server side NTFS compression?

One of a our file servers at work is being compressed with NTFS compression. I've read about it being generally inadvisable on servers. But I've not found anything the states where the ...
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Compressed (Zipped) Folders no longer extract properly

I actually just finished up cleaning a virus from my computer (took me in total like 20 minutes, no big deal), but I'm almost sure this is what caused the problem. Now, whenever I download a zipfile I ...
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188 views

When compressing a file on command prompt with RAR command, how to stop the process without cancelling it?

I used the following command: rar a -m2 file.rar *.xml \\myroute\ I want to stop the process on the file that have already been processed i.e. using Ctrl + C will cancel the process but not finish ...
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191 views

Copying all the files of one extension into a folder

I have been trying to write a .bat program which will find all the files with a given extension, for example *.doc, and will put them into a rar archive. I want all the files to be copied even if ...
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1answer
225 views

Can we save and resume winrar jobs?

I'm trying to zip a 87 GB folder into multiple volumes, 1 GB each. WinRar is able to do that, however the entire job takes about 20 hours. Is there anyway to save and resume the state of the WinRar ...
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2answers
2k views

How to zip multiple folders in 7zip?

I have a folder, lets say, MAIN. Inside this folder, there are many folders(say f1,f2,f2...) which has subfolders and files in them. Now I need to zip these folders(f1,f2,f3...) and their contents ...
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7zip - How to overwrite a existing file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I overwrite an existing file in 7zip? I'm trying this: 7za.exe a "C:\Disc.7z" "C:\test" -v20000000b -m0=BCJ -bd But if I already have created the file ...
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How can I overwrite an existing file in 7zip?

I'm trying this: 7za.exe a "C:\Disc.7z" "C:\test" -v20000000b -m0=BCJ -bd But if I already have created the file C:\Disc.7z then 7zip don't compress nothing and sends me this output: System error: ...
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1answer
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Is a password protected file compressed with Windows XP built-in compression also encrypted?

This seems like a simple question to find an answer for on Google but I'm having no luck, and when sites do mention anything about it, I fear that they are using "password protect" and "encrypt" ...
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1answer
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Zip/gzip compression ratio much less in Linux than in Windows

I have a bunch of very huge files located on a Linux machine that I would like to compress and save some space. I have tried using the tar/gzip combination and I have noticed that the compression ...
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1answer
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Batch resize and compress PDF files

I need a way to size down and compress batches of PDF files. I'd prefer to do this on Windows, but Linux would be fine if it meant a smoother workflow. I know that there's programs such as NitroPDF ...
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How do I compress system files for which I have been denied access?

I need to compress some files in a folder, but my system denies me access from doing so. Since they are system files, how can I compress these files without changing the permissions? I'm looking for ...
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Gifsicle: How to set it to not overwrite the original GIF file if the resulting modified GIF file is larger than the original?

About Gifsicle: Gifsicle is a command-line tool for creating, editing, and getting information about GIF images and animations. One of its features is (from its website): Optimize your ...
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Can I compress a RAR file again to reduce its size?

I had a 326 MB iso file that I compressed using WinRAR, with the best compression method. It got compressed to 144 MB. I want to compress more and want it to be limited to something around 22 MB. ...
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5answers
2k views

Word 2007 file too big

I have this novel I'm formatting. It has 37 images, most of them greyscale. They are all under 100 kb each. Most of them are under 50 kb. So I already know it's NOT the images. It's. Not. The. Images. ...
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572 views

What do I do when my boot fails due to compression?

When I start up my computer I get BAXOS is compressed Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. What is this error? Here are the necessary specifications of my machine: BIOS: American Megatrends ...
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2answers
606 views

Create multiple zip files that are not dependent on each other?

I want to compress a folder into multiple zip files of 50MB each but don't want them to be dependent on each other. When I use Winzip and use the split feature it creates one zip file and the others ...
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1answer
889 views

Is it safe to compress my Windows 7 %USERPROFILE%\AppData folder?

Having just read Scott Hanselman's latest blog entry, Guide to Freeing up Disk Space under Windows 7, he suggests turning on NTFS compression which I already do for a number of less travelled folders ...
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Can compressing Program Files save space *and* give a significant boost to SSD performance?

Considering solid-state disk space is still an expensive resource, compressing large folders has appeal. Thanks to VirtualStore, could Program Files be a case where it might even improve performance? ...
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2answers
4k views

How do I use 7-Zip for Windows to create .tar.gz archives?

How can I use the 7-Zip CLI (7za.exe) on Windows to create .tgz archives, as I use tar zcvf archive.tgz source_files on Linux?
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Maintain bzip2ed directories on Windows

I have a folder that, besides other things, has folders named after dates, e.g. 20110908 20110909 and so forth. Every night, I would like to run a tool that checks for all folders matching that ...
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1answer
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Why does compressing and decompressing my SSD hard drive free up space?

I bought an SSD (SandForce 2), created a tiny 25GB partition on it for Windows and installed Windows 7 64-bit. In order to free disk space, I enabled compression on the drive using the Properties ...
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1answer
4k views

How can i compress when I create SQL backup file in a folder?

I use SQL Server Express and I create backup files for all databases every day using Time Scheduling script. One script Like that; BACKUP DATABASE [Jira] TO DISK = N'C:\Backup\Jira.bak' WITH ...
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1answer
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creating compressed iso image file

I want to create a compressed ISO image file and mount that file to one of the virtual drives and access the content (read-only) without worrying about manual decompression/extraction. For Windows and ...