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How to compress 14 GB of csv files with 7zip (minimizing space)?

I have to compress 14 GB of csv files with 7zip. What options should I use to achieve the highest compression? I have tried Ultra Level with both LZMA and PPMd compression method, obtaining results ...
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Fast way to forward an Outlook email as a zip

I need to find a quick way to select an email in Outlook 2010 and forward the email as a zip attachment. The recipient will always be the same. The subject and body of the email will always be the ...
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Difference between downscaling 1080p to 720p in real time and downscaling during encoding?

Suppose a high quality, uncompressed video is re-encoded twice, with almost identical encoding settings at a relatively low bitrate of 4mbps, but at different resolutions, first at 1080p, and then at ...
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Webm video flashes compression artefacts

Doing som testing on capturing video from VirtualBox for a screencasting project. VirtualBox uses webm for video and it works sort of OK. However, it has "flashes" of heavy compression artefacts. ...
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Do web browsers download faster than your max bandwidth?

Since content is compressed on transmission and uncompressed on the browser, does that make the transfer rate faster than your bandwidth? Or is there another term for this? For example, a 1GB white ...
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Below what network speed should I be using compression for an rsync transfer?

I'm transferring some files from a remote server. The speeds for the transfer are abysmal (~1 MBps), and have got me thinking about optimizing the transfer for speed. At what network speed does it ...
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Need to read a Windows 98 DRVSPACE.000 file in Windows 7

Today I came across a DRVSPACE.000 file in my archives and I want to recovers its contents. Beside the file is a READTHIS.TXT which reads: This disk was compressed using DriveSpace 3, which ...
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tar: Cannot create symlink : File exists

I backup lots of gigebytes files in to myproject.tar.gz, and compress success without errors. Now, I want to decompress all to an folder "myprojects". adan@adan-Latitude-D630:~$ tar zxf ...
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Safe to convert OS in .uif to .iso?

I'm being sent Windows 7 in a .uif format. Is it okay to convert it to .iso so it can be installed from a USB? If so, what is the best way to do that?
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How can I list all files recursively that have the compressed attribute set?

I started a decompress operation using compact /U /S /I /Q > compact-report.txt on a large dir (120GB+, ~950M+ files) and it has been going on for about 24 hours now. Most files seem decompressed, ...
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Change Excel Zip Compression Level in Windows

Excel compresses its files using Zip-Deflate and stores it. However, the compression level is far from the best. To reduce the size and send it across I have to unzip and re-zip it manually everytime. ...
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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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Do more compressed PNG images take longer to load?

When I create PNG files with very small disk size, I tend to wonder if the file size becomes less important than the time viewers would need to decompress the image. Technically that would be trivial ...
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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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Check if a compressed file is password protected before downloading

Everything is in the title: I'm aiming to download a big file, and I don't want to waste time downloading it because I don't know if it's password protected or not, especially with my slow internet ...
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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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Compressing many similar big files

I have hundreds of similar big files (30 megabyte each) which I want to compress. Every pair of files have 99% of same data (less then 1% difference), so I expect to have not more than 40-50 megabyte ...
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How to extract tar file on Windows, when the filenames include a colon?

I have a tar(.gz) file created on a Linux system, and the filenames contain colon characters. The tar utilities I can find on Windows don't extract these files at all. How can I do this, ideally ...
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Is possible to compress ALL the web browsing using a ssh tunnel or similar?

I have a machine with a fast connection to internet in point A (Let's say 10MB). In point B I have a machine with slow internet (let's say 1/2 MB). Is possible to use a ssh tunnel that run in point ...
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How do I test if my SSD uses compression?

I am thinking of running the filesystem with btrfs on my SSD. This might make the disk last longer or run faster, because if we compress the filesystem there is less to write. (I understand this is ...
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How to keep EXIF data in a DSLR video after editing / compressing with Photoshop CC?

So I have a bunch of home video files with my kids and family. I want to do some edits like text overlay, music backgrounds etc and also compress them using Photoshop CC. However, after compressing or ...
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Why does FFmpeg append blank black video to the end of my MP4 files when compressed from MOV?

I have several large MOV files that I want to compress to MP4. Unfortunately, when I use FFmpeg, it appends lots of black (blank) video at the end. (The destination file is longer than the source ...
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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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While compressing the folder many other zip files creating during the process

I seen a strange thing never seen before while compressing the folder into the zip. When I start zipping my folder there are many zip files showing automatically during the process. Like say the ...
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Does 7zip compression level affect decompression speed?

I have a directory that I would like to password protect and encrypt. I am using PeaZip to do this using 7zip compression. I'd like to use the 7z like a directory and hard drive space is not a ...
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Push format of image while paste from clipboard

Problem: email client (theBat!) is using jpg for all images from clipboard. I need to use png or gif instead. For now I can only save image to disk in needed format and insert through menu - very ...
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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 use pv to see decompression progress?

I've seen: How to use Pipe Viewer (pv) for measuring compression progress? Is there a way to do the same thing for decompressing a gzipped file?
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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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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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How can I specify the order files should be compressed in 7zip?

I have a set of files I would like to compress that I know to be repetitive and compressible, but 7zip chooses a non-optimal order to compress the files and fails to take advantage of their ...
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How to extract multipart rar with missing parts?

I have a multipart .rar archive containing a single .tar.gz file inside it (don't ask why, that is just how it was made). I am missing a few of the parts, but do have the first part. I would like to ...
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Why does ColorSync compression increase PDF file size for me?

I have this ebook that I'm trying to send to my Kindle from my Mac. I've done this before; Get a pdf, send it to Kindle address, and make sure the subject is "convert". This causes Amazon to convert ...
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Compressing compressed .tar.gz files deterministically

I want to perform a series of recompressions of compressed files to study their properties. At first, I tried simply recompressing .zip files in a loop: for f in $(seq 1 100) do zip $f.zip -9 -v ...
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How to convert DV to robust compressed video file for editing later

I have 60Gb of DV footage that I need to store, but 60Gb is WAY too big. I need to transcode it to a lossy format, but I need the resulting video to be robust such that it can be easily edited with a ...
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What could have gone wrong when compressing a very big directory on OSX? The resulting zip won't decompress

When working with the edition of a movie, I was out of space on my HD so I temporarily compressed a very big directory to a zip file and removed the original as a way to get some extra space. I did it ...
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How to convert a file of format tar.gz to tar.bz2?

Like the title says, how do I do this conversion from the Linux console?
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How to get compressed memory back in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

I followed the suggestion to disable compressed memory, now I want to get it back. I checked the code, it was 4 before disabling. So, I tried: sudo nvram boot-args="vm_compressor=4" That was not ...
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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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How to Undo the “Remove Unnecessary Blank and EOL” in NotePad++

I am using Notepad++ for my coding , just used the their Edit > Remove Unnecessary Blank and EOL feature to remove the space and tabs and compressed the code , but how do i UnDo it ? is there ...
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Disable Windows 8.1 Component Store (WinSxS/DriverStore) automatic compression?

Windows 8.1 has a new Scheduled Task (Servicing\StartComponentCleanup) which will automatically delete or compress superseded and unused files from the Side by Side store, DriverStore and drivers ...
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compressing video with ffmpeg while maintaining high frame rate

Update: I watched the output video on a different machine and it was fine. The issue must've been with the program I was using to watch the video. Nevermind. I'm trying to compress videos taken with ...
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Unzip speed on Mac versus Linux

I have a zip file that contains 200mb of data, compressed to an 80mb .ZIP file. Basically it's a website with thousands of files, including code and images, no video. The file was zipped on a linux ...
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Stream videos from a server with “youtube-like” compression

I would like to host some videos on a site for a small audience (under 50 people), and don't want to use a site like YouTube or Vimeo, however I would like to have the same kind of load speeds for the ...
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Avoiding extreme fragmentation of compressed system images 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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how to remove full path when doing tar.gz compression

I'm using this command to archive a directory named g from java code: tar czf /a/b/c.tar.gz /e/f/g When the tar file c.tar.gz is created, I find an entire path e/f/g then all files of the g folder ...
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let tar auto detect compression type when extracting from stdin

I use GNU tar. It can auto detect compression type when compressing/decompressing files. But I need to decompress an archive from stdin and the compress type is unknown. I noticed that tar can give me ...
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Does anyone know an effective method to ultra-compress files?

Does anyone know an effective method to ultra-compress files? You might have seen some PC games compressed to incredibly small sizes here and there (like GTA San Andreas which was compressed to 1mb ...
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Is there a way to compress files at different compression levels inside a single 7zip file? [duplicate]

Some files are compressed using their own compression scheme and some aren't. If I try Max compression on an already compressed file, I'll get 1%-2% better compression at most. The amount of time ...
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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 ...