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

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How can I create a .zip file for each folder within another folder?

Under the folder images\, I have the following folders: Usa\ Italy\ Japan\ etc.. I want a script that creates a .zip for each of these folders, so I have usa.zip , italy.zip, japan.zip. How can ...
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Zipping folders and using the folder name in the archive [duplicate]

I have a bunch of folders in a directory. I'd like each one zipped in it's own archive and the source folder should be deleted. So if my source folder has: Folder1/ Folder2/ Folder3/ After the ...
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Where can I find a zip.exe (that works in Windows 7)?

I am trying to get the OpenOffice SDK installed. Its requirements are a number of programs I ran into a "simple" problem: I can't find a zip program ! Quote: zip tool (2.3 or higher) The ...
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How can compressed archives like .RAR be repaired?

I'm interested to know how WinRAR and 7-zip repairs archives but unfortunately I couldn't find any description about this process.So I'm here to ask: How does WinRAR or 7-zip repairing process work? ...
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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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How can I control the order of files in a ZIP archive?

There are times when it is necessary for the files in a ZIP archive to be in a specific order (for example, I'm currently creating EPUBs, which require that the first entry in the ZIP be the mimetype ...
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Unzip a file into a target directory?

I have a file called All CRGs.zip and I want to unzip its contents into a directory called data (which already exists and has some other files in). Is this possible? I'm working on OSX. I've tried: ...
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File Associations Broken

Back Story: I downloaded OuterWilds and the download failed to complete, being incompetent but also tech savvy, i got the "OuterWilds_Alpha_1_2_PC.zip.part" file, renamed it to ...
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Unzip all zip files in a directory without overwriting?

I'm working in OSX. I have a lot of zip files in a directory called data and I would like to unzip them all: $ ls data 62.zip 63.zip 64.zip ... I'm using the following command: unzip -d data ...
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Exclude top level files from zip but include directories and contents

This is driving me nuts. All google results are for the reverse scenario. So I have a directory structure like: MyFiles | file1 | file2 | file3 | MoreFiles | | file4 | | ...
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How to create a zip file with files in FAT format on Linux

I have to create a zip file (with no compression). I want the files in the zip to be in FAT format. That is, If i use zipinfo command, I should get the following: ... -rw-a-- 2.0 fat ...
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Perl Archive::Zip weird response

This has really baffled me: This code works fine ... $filename="name_of_file.pdf"; for ($x=0; $x<@pdf; $x++){ $file.=$pdf[$x]; } $file=~s/\*ref\*/$new_aff/g; # converts a variable within the ...
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Show the encryption method used on a Zip file in Linux?

I’d like to see what encryption method was used on a Zip file on Linux. How can I do this? See the following posts for reference: This question which shows the need to verify the encryption: 7-zip ...
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How to zip multiple files into separate archives?

I admit this question was asked here before: Like Zip into separate files where the person who asked didn't specify the OS he used and received no answers. I need to separate a huge directory ...
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“The compressed (zip) folder is invalid or corrupted” error after downloading zip file - sometimes, but not always

I have a zip archive of ~250Mb located on an Apache HTTP server. Several users have complained of a "corrupt zip folder" after downloading the file directly from the website (albeit the site is built ...
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How to handle duplicate files during runtime

we have a program which unzips a file and store the unzippied files in a directory. While unzipping, there may be a chance that the unzipped file come with the same name as we have unzipped as part ...
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How secure are password-protected zip files?

In modern zip utilities like 7zip, you can specify a password when creating a .ZIP file. But, how secure is this? What encryption algorithm(s) are used to secure password-protected zip files?
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View files in ZIP archive on Linux

How can I view the files in a ZIP archive without decompressing it?
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What ZIP compression method do common OS's natively support?

7-zip gives me 5 options for the compression method to zip files with: Deflate Deflate64 LZMA BZip2 PPMd On my Windows 8 machine, the built-in Windows Explorer utility appears to handle LZMA with ...
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How do I make zip files that unzip cleanly on any OS with native tools?

If I make a zip file on OSX 10.6 with the OS native tool, and unarchive it on Windows 7, it's root directory will be doubly nested in another one with the same name, and it will contain all kinds of ...
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Set maximum size of zip/7z archive

I have multiple files that I would like to pack into archives of no more than 100MB. The only option I could find was to split the archive into volumes, but what I want is standalone archives that can ...
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Zip Folder Files using CMD commands in Batch Files [duplicate]

I would like to ask how to zip folder files using cmd commands in batch files. I am quite confused using this command which I found also in one of the questions asked here: for /d %%X in (*Path*) ...
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All zip files downloaded as 7zip

Ever since I downloaded 7zip, and even after I uninstalled it, is that all my zip files are downloaded as 7z files. How in the world can I stop this?! I have been looking for answers for about a month ...
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Inflate multi-file zip files in linux

I just downloaded some zip files that were splited. (The dreamplug rootfs files to be precise). They are called rootfs_dreamplug_v10_Aug-28-20128.zip.001 rootfs_dreamplug_v10_Aug-28-20128.zip.002 ...
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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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download files from google drive is very dangerous?! All files got exec permission?

I just found out. If you download several files (any file, text, image, binary) as zip from google drive. Then unpack it with Ark locally. All the files in that folder will automatically get exec ...
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Batch Script to ZIP Together Files With Same Names

I have 314 vector images I'm looking to submit to the various stock image sites I'm a contributor to, but a number of these require that the vectors be bundled into a ZIP folder with a JPEG preview ...
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tar – extract discarding directory structure

unzip has a nifty option -j, whereby the directory structure of the archive is discarded, and all files are extracted into the same directory. Is there a way of making tar work in the same way? ...
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What is encryption loss when unzipping?

When I drag files from a .ZIP file my friend sent me, it barks: Do you want to copy this folder without encryption?` A problem is preventing that folder from being encrypted. What's ...
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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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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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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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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 ...