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Move data with compression

I'm using win 7.I have disk ~2Tb which one I want to format so I need to move data from it to other disk, but the problem is that I have not another 2Tb disk and I think I can compress data(on the ...
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Where do I find the “send to” Compressed (Zipped) folder

I am trying to compress a Zip archive to an external hard drive on my PC. Space is limited on the system so I can't compress it locally. I have access to WinZip but can't download or install any ...
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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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How do I install lzip/plzip?

A former developer backed up all of our files using plzip. We no longer have the server he used to compress them and have not been able to find a program to decompress these files. We have Windows 7 ...
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Recursively unzip files where they reside, then delete the archives

I goofed up a setting on the backup software I use. Normally I would have the files from a network share get loaded into a spare drive, compressed into zip folders, then sent off to the offsite hub. ...
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Compressing files over the network with WINRAR - read error

I have 3.6 TB of backup files on a NAS that need to stay together (they are a full and a months worth of incrementals - the latter is only useful with the former) - but I need to move them off the NAS ...
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Untar multiple files at once?

I'm on Windows 7 and have a number of .tar files with the following names: .tar-aa .tar-bb .tar-cc ... The tar files contain a large backup directory which is broken up into chunks of 250MBs each. ...
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Can't view files from within WinRar (Win7 x64)

I have an issue with WinRar (64 bit version) on Windows 7 (x64) that is similar to the one described in another open question on this website Link to the same issue on this site (unanswered) However, ...
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Windows 7 extract and compress zip has been compromised by NCH's Express Zip program. How to fix?

I installed NCH's Express Zip, and now I can no longer use Windows 7's way of extracting and compressing. I would like to get rid of the NCH program and get back the original functionality of windows ...
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1answer
67 views

Find out who compressed the files

I received a message that contains a compressed RAR file. How can find out who compressed the files and created RAR file? (the user account or computer name)
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How to extract and erase the original compressed file on Windows 7?

I wonder whether there is an extractor tool that as well as extract the file contents, erase the original compressed file. Thank you.
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Is it safe (or advisable) to compress Windows Installer folder via NTFS compression?

The title pretty much explains the question. Aside from the obvious (speed), is it generally safe or advisable to compress via NTFS compression the C:\Windows\Installer folder given that it's within ...
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Unix tar compressed folder not opening on windows

I used command tar -cvzf upload.tar upload to compress my upload folder, but when i'll extract it on widows using 7-Zip it shows up as just a single file, not folder. And the uplad folder isn't ...
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How do I unzip a file with PPMd compression: I have the error “PPMd method not supported”

Ubuntu/Windows 7 user here, I have a zip file that I am trying to extract. In windows I get an error. In Ubuntu, the archive manager I get a "PPMd method is not supported" I read about 'e', a ...
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712 views

Batch compress mp3 while retaining file and directory structure to new target

I have a master directory of music which is organised using subdirectories. My new (cheap) MP3 only holds 8GB so I wish to make a reduced version of my music with a lower bitrate. Is there a free ...
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Zip multiple folders indvidually, automatically

I have folders full of photos within category folders eg holidays spain france italy family son daugher christmas 2010 2011 ... except much longer ... there are about 100 folders. I need ...
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BOOTMGR is compressed

So I've just finished messing up my computer beyond repair. I originally had a Windows 7 install on my 64GB SSD and all my data on my 1.5TB HDD. So I decided to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I ...
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Any method to batch-compress multiple files?

Does anyone know how multiple files can be GZIP compressed? I have lots of files in a folder and I need to compress them individually. Actually, I've found a way to do it. GZIP command line binary ...
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1answer
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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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If you switch NTFS compression on, why is the CPU load so low? Does it use SSE4.2 instructions behind the scenes?

I have a Hex-core Xeon X5650 running Windows 7 x64. I'm currently doing simultaneous compression of three NTFS hard drives, 2TB each, with the commands: compact e: /i /c /s compact f: /i /c /s ...
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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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The compression cannot be performed because the path to the file or directory 'Application Data' is too long

In Windows 7, whenever I tried to compress the USER directory into a .zip file I experienced this error and cannot continue: The compression cannot be performed because the path to the file or ...
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Files corrupted by NTFS compressed disk… files not readable

A time ago I formatted an HDD to be NTFS Compressed, and I stored there a lot of important files (Fireworks PNG files, zip files, rar files, php, html js files...). Yesterday I opened a png file with ...
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How does the Windows 7 compression property weigh in against other compression methods?

I have a 1TB external hard drive of data that I have backed up from my main computer. To save space and give me the option of putting more data on this external HD, I'm considering compressing all of ...
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Going sailing, bandwith $8/MB, plugging in ethernet uses 200kb of data to just start

Hey Everyone - I am going sailing for a year and have an INMARSAT FB150 which translates to about $8/MB for bandwidth "anywhere" on the ocean. I hope to only use about 50-60MB per month or less ...
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646 views

Determine compression ratio for Windows compressed drive

Is there a Windows 7 native way to display the overall compression ratio on a Windows compressed drive? As part of our disaster recovery process, we're copying some key system folders onto 2TB ...
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476 views

Automated backup to JungleDisk-RackSpace cloud

It's quite complicated. (Okay, not that much.) My father is a person who likes the old way, where you store stuff on DVD, BD, HDD. Sad thing that I can't afford a NAS, they just cost way too much. ...
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1answer
533 views

How to see compressed and actual size of files on a compressed drive?

I'm using Windows 7 and installed a hard disk. When I formatted it I checked the option to enable file compression. I copied some files onto the hard drive. How can I see things like the ...
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548 views

use Windows file compression on removable drive

I have a USB drive formatted with NTFS. I would like to use "compress contents to save disk space" option, although it is greyed out. It works fine on the C: drive. Any suggestions?
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How do I setup Task Scheduler in Windows 7 to compress a folder using 7-Zip File Manager?

I would like to get 7-Zip Manager to zip my wwwroot folder on a weekly basis. Is it possible to automate this with Windows 7 Task Scheduler, and if so, what are the exact steps to do this?