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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 ...
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Increased data usage on a VPN connection

I have been working on a remote computer over a VPN connection using Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection. I RDP from my laptop (with non-HD display). Recently my wife has also been working from home ...
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Strange behavior encountered while using tar

I had a folder of useless C programs for a project. When I was compressing it using tar, I kept using tar -cvf c-project and then realized I'm setting the flag for the file name and I'm giving ...
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How do I find out the compressed / uncompressed file sizes on btrfs?

I am using btrfs on one of my hard drives. I would like to know the actual file size and the compressed file size on btrfs. I am interested in seeing the compression ratios per file . For example ntfs ...
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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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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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What does the number after 7-zip's -m switch mean?

7-zip has a command line switch to set the compression method, -m followed by a number, e.g. -m0=LZMA. What does the number (0 in the example) mean? Different numbers produce slightly different ...
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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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tar: compress only the contents of a folder

I have to compress only the contents of the folder, not the folder with tar, there is any argument for that? I have search but I don't find anything. Example: mainfolder/ asd1 asd2 ...
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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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Human insensitive video compression

I have an AVI video file recorded by my laptop web-cam. It's only 10 minutes but it has so large size, 3.9 GB! I'm not expert in multimedia but I've seen really good quality long movies in only 4 GB. ...
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tar/bz2 compress a file removing uncompressed original

Is there any way to turn a directory called dir1 into dir1.tar.bz2 without keeping the original? I need to save space and want to compress some large files but don't have enough room to keep a ...
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What other archive formats save Date Created and Date Accessed?

7-Zip on Windows will save the Date Created and Date Accessed when compressing a .zip file, however it does not do this for its (referring to 7-Zip) native .7z format. Any Unix-based formats are ...
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What is more efficient / faster, rsync compression or ssh compression?

I currently rsync files: (i) locally and (ii) remotely over WAN (connection c. 8mbps down / 1.5mbps up). I am considering adding to rsync: -z to compress files. Or alternatively adding to ...
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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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How much can data be compressed? [closed]

Is there a scientific limit to how much data can be compressed? What I mean is, compression is essentially representing a larger amount of data with a smaller one, such as representing a=abc b=def ...
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7-zip command line -p switch not working according to help page

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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How can I zip or rar file names in txt file from command line?

I'm using a batch script to output filenames with specific attributes to a .txt file, in this case older than 30 days. I'd like to then zip or rar those files that are listed in the .txt file. How ...
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Compress the silence - audio file formats

How do you compress audio silence? I'm using Audacity and have been exporting variable compression mp3s. But a 1minute audio track is about the same file size regardless of how much silence there ...
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How to keep daily tar.gz backup with less redundant data

Like most of you, I have a few daily tag.gz snapshot of a folder (of any application). There is only a few different each other but the tar.gz is not a diff/delta friendly format. Most data in the ...
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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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Is there a ZPAQ implementaion that integrates with GUI compressors like File-Roller?

I've tried a number of ZPAQ implementations for Linux, but I don't like that they are all command-line programs, and thus require a lot of typing to get simple things done. My file browser supports ...
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What are good compression algorithms for delta synchronization?

When syncing large files over a slow link, it is often useful to use delta compression in order to reduce the bandwidth used. It is also useful to compress files as they take up much less space. ...
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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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Advanced backuping script

I'm currently writing an advanced starting script for my minecraft server. Everything works out as I want it too. But the problem is the backups. I created a function for it. It works also great and ...
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How can I get RAR to create a segmented archive (volumes) when compressing from stdin?

I have this ZFS box where I'm creating incremental snapshots, then piping them into RAR (4.2) for compression and encryption, and finally backing those files up remotely. Thing is, RAR seems to ...
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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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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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7zip - compress the contents of each folder in a directory

I basically want to compress each file in each folder, delete the original file and leave the folder uncompressed. I don't want to compress the whole folder, only the contents in it. That, with 7zip ...
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How compress the compressed file in unix

Is it possible to compress the file that is already compressed? Example: Given a compressed file such as file.zip, would it be possible to gzip it into another compressed file in UNIX like this: ...