Compression and archive format that stores one or more files into a single file, usually with a .zip file extension.

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Error while zipping files with unicode characters in names with Win7's “send to > compressed (zipped) folder”

When I try to zip files containing unicode characters in their names, such as © or ™, I get the following error: [Window Title] Compressed (zipped) Folders Error [Content] 'C:\Asd™.txt' ...
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Unzip Interrupted

I want to unzip a bunch of files. The unzip process may get killed part of the way through. I'd like to continue unzipping with, say unzip -n, but it seems as though if a file was only partially ...
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Batch zipping multiple files into a single archive

I have the following drag-and-drop batch script for creating zip files @echo off if [%1]==[] goto :eof :loop "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" a -tzip "%~1.zip" "%~1" shift if not [%1]==[] goto loop ...
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How do I add files from a directory to a .zip-File using the 7zip command line?

I am using the 7zip command line to zip-up files. How can I add all files and subdirectorys from a folder to a zip file (.jar archive file)? I used: 7zip.exe a -t7z file.zip C:\folder Thank you.
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Unpacking .z01 .z02 .z03 without .zip on LINUX

I have received several archives and they all have extensions of .z01 .z02 .z03 etc. There is no .zip file and no .z00 file. If I transfer these files to my Mac and run them through un-stuffit, it ...
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Can a ZIP file auto-execute files from inside it?

I had a conversation today with a staff member of my e-mail hoster, because the hoster just blocked some mails of customers of me, because they contained ZIP files. After I asked why the mails have ...
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On Linux/Unix, does .tar.gz versus .zip matter?

Cross-platform programs are sometimes distributed as .tar.gz for the Unix version and .zip for the Windows version. This makes sense when the contents of each must be different. If, however, the ...
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How can I change the sub-directory dynamically while I create one .zip file with zipfile?

I have 5 source file within the same directory (datadir) like: ./datadir 1.file 2.bin 3.md5 4.dat 5.xls Then I want to zip these 5 files into one zip and place them into some directory ...
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Why does IE8 corrupt some zip files I download?

For some reason, when I download zip files with IE8, I get Folder is invalid or corrupted. But while downloading with Firefox or Chrome, I can open the file. Is there a fix for this?
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Which archive file formats provide recovery protection against file corruption?

I use my external HDD to back up my files, by putting them into large archive files. I have thousands of tiny files, and put them into archives of 500MB to 4.2GB in size, before sending them to the ...
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How to extract file to particular type using winzip

If I have a file, how do I extract the file so that it is of a particular type(.xlsx file). In WinZip, all I see is Extract To option.
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Things that affect compression of files [closed]

I want to know all the things (or conditions) which affect the compression :) So far I only know about the following things: Free Memory (RAM Usage) Compression methods Archive format (or ...
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In Linux, what would be the best way to recursively ZIP multiple directories at once? [duplicate]

I have a directory, /dir, and it is full of other directories with no common naming scheme. So /dir/EqcWTG /dir/SomeDirectoryName /dir/3435346 and so forth. I would like to turn each one of these ...
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bash: find and zip all subfolders of a folder

how would one find all subfolders of a folder and zip them separately ? folder structure ./folder -subfolder_1 -subfolder_2 -subfolder_3 expected result: ./folder ...
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I can't compress a huge folder on my windows PC because it says file does not exist [closed]

I once had Microsoft reformat my computer. They put my entire old windows folder on the reformatted drive and named it "windows.old". Its 2 GB in size. I've decided to back it up and then delete it. ...
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Dragging a folder full of files into another folder which automatically zips and moves it to an archive drive

I have a question regarding archiving on windows 7 and I will preface it with the problem in an effort to identify what solution I need. Our workflow process dumps printable files to a numbered ...
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terminal tool (linux) for repair corrupted zip files

I've a corrupt zip file. I've tried to repair it with zip -F file.zip and zip -FF file.zip but was not successful. Is there another terminal tool under Linux for repairing?
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How to prevent 7-Zip encrypted zip file passwords from being stored on the hard-drive?

I've encrypted a folder with 7-Zip 9.20, specifying 256-bit AES and a password, and the .zip file was created. But then, when I clicked on the zipped file, to my surprise, PeaZip 5.1.1, which was the ...
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filter thunderbird email by attachment type

I'm getting malware sent to me as .zip attachments that are zipped up exe files. I want to setup message filters to catch them but I can't seem to find a way to do that. I tried setting up a customize ...
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How to troubleshoot if a zip file is valid or if it is big file size to be unzipped?

I am trying to unzip a file with the size of 2GB I am getting the following error : unzip CLTE_C_08.zip Archive: CLTE_C_08.zip End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this ...
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WinWGET download all zip files from a site

I want to download all zip files from a site using wget. The website is www.ariagiovanni.com and it is password protected. I put wget --pass --username ' ' -r -A.zip -l2 ...
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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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Unzip file from source to destination within user directory across multiple versions of windows

I have a source zip file which is located in a user's "My Documents" directory. It is guaranteed to always be there. I'm looking for a way to create a batch or script which will let me unzip that file ...
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Can you zip a file from the command prompt using ONLY Windows' built-in capability to zip files?

I have a batch file that outputs a text file. I thought it would be nice if I could zip it up too. This will be used in an uncontrolled environment, so I can't make assumptions about the presence of ...
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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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How to create a script to intelligently .zip numbered files?

I have a directory with a bunch of files with numbered file names (e.g., 002361). I'd like to write a script to regularly .zip them (or .rar, or .7z) based on their file names AND only update the ...
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How to optimize ZIP files for size? [closed]

I have a ZIP file (created by Info-ZIP on Linux) and I want to make it as small as possible. I have lots of CPU time to burn on the recompression. I already know advzip, and it managed to reduce the ...
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OSX's command line zip creates root directory

I'm trying to compress files, directly into a zip. What happens is that the zip automatically creates an initial directory in the zip with the name of the zip. Example: zip -r0 myfile mydir/ Will ...
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Restoring ancient zip file spanning floppy disks: pkzipfix equivalents?

I'm about to attempt something odd, and before I wasted time going down the wrong paths, I thought I'd see if anyone here has done this before. I have a zip file created in DOS (in 1997?) with pkzip ...
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Avoid unwanted path in Zip file

I'm making a shell script to package some files. I'm zipping a directory like this: zip -r /Users/me/development/something/out.zip /Users/me/development/something/folder/ The problem is that the ...
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John the Ripper: Crack ZipCrypto password

I made a password protected zip file with 7zip, using ZipCrypto algorithm. Set the password to 1234. I am using john-1.7.9-jumbo-7. I followed this manual: ...
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Unzip only updated files

Is there a way to unzip a zip file into a directory, but only do so for updates files (I mean the compressed files inside the zip)? I have a huge directory of files there, and only about 20% are ...
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Extract large zip file (50 GB) on Mac OS X

I was trying to move the files to another hard drive. So I archived all my photos in one large ZIP file using the Mac OS X built-in compress function. But the file failed to extract. I've tried ...
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Creation date of zip file

Is there any way how can I get creation date of zip file which is stored on server? Or even better when the file was uploaded on server? I do not have access to the server disk, I can only download ...
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How to zip files in mac without root folder

I used this command >zip -r name.zip myfolder to zip files in a folder. I want to zip all the files in myfolder without including myfolder in zip file. How do I do that?
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How to delete unwanted directory paths in zipped file?

Using bash on OS X 10.10 I'm zipping a folder and saving it elsewhere using this: _now=$(date +"%Y-%m-%d-%H-%M-%S") pushd /Users/me/Documents/local-backups/writing zip -r ...
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Linux: zip greater than 4Gb

I'm getting an error when I try and zip a large file on Linux because it is too large for zip to deal with. Anyone know what commands I can use to get around this? This is the error I'm getting: zip ...
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Read the contents of a zipped file without extraction? [duplicate]

How can I see the contents of a particular file in an archive without extracting the .zip it is contained within? I'm using the Linux command line.
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add password to existing zip file with 7zip

Is it possible to add a password to an existing zipfile with 7zip without going to all the trouble of unpacking it and re-packing it again?
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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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Report All Files Hierarchically on a Zip-of-Zip Files from the Command-Line Interface

I have a WinZip parent file that contains hundreds of WinZip child files on a Windows 7 64-bit computer. Each child WinZip file has many "grandchild" files within it. I need to create a text file ...
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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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zip command on linux how to force to zip only files and not whole directories structure?

I want just stupid, simple thing. ZIP all the content of given directory. What I get as result of: zip -r /home/andi/MEDIA_DUMPS/xyz_media.zip /home/andi/xyz/mega_backend/mega_www/media Is ...
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Running ZIP Process in Background in CentOS

How can I run the following command/process in background immediately after starting it: zip -r file.zip directory/* What I actually want to do, is to run the zip process working even after ...
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How can I test all zip files in a folder to verify if they are corrupted or not?

There was a utility a long time ago called CFAtest that was doing this quite nicely, but it has disappeared. Basically, I am looking for a similar tool (preferably graphical) that will traverse a ...
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Reduce .wav file size

I am required by a distance education language course to record some audio and submit it. However, they are being absolutely unreasonable. I am only allowed to attach a file that is 5mb while my ...
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Mac zip archives on windows

What is the best way to open zip archives which are made on a Mac? Frequently when I open a zip archive the date file are 0 bytes, while the mac_osx folder is filled with the correct data files. Its ...
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How do I reassemble a zip file that has been emailed in multiple parts?

I received 3 emails each containing part of a zip file. The extensions end in .z00, .z01 and .z02. (Emailed as such to get around the typical 10Mb attachment limit per email.) I have put all 3 files ...
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How to zip a list of files in Linux

I have many files I need to zip into a single directory. I don't want to zip all the files in the directory, but only ones matching a certain query. I did grep abc file-* > out.txt to make a ...
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Linux - recursively zip files into cbz files based on folder and move to a new directory preserving structure

I'm trying to figure out how to write a script to automate creating .cbz files from images in folders on LINUX. I have found this solution for OSX in Recursively zip files into .cbz-files based on ...