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 to crack a password protected zip file

I recently downloaded a piece of software that came in a .ZIP archive, but the .EXE software inside of the archive had a password on it. The website that I would have gotten the password from closed ...
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Is there any solution/utilities to compress and upload a large file simultenously?

Upload a large file via broadband connection takes time. Compress the file using max. compression ratio before upload also consume time. Is there any solution that may compress and upload file to ...
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ZIP will not extract all files on Debian

My machine runs Debian 6.0.7 and I have Zip 3.0 (July 5th 2008), by Info-ZIP. When I try to unzip a .zip file, 2~3 times out of 10 it would not extract everything. There would be 2-3 files missing. ...
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List contents of zip archive via stdin

Is there a "magic" way to list the contents of a Zip archive piped in via stdin? For instance: $ some_process_sending_files_in_one_zip_stream_to_stdout | gunzip -l - ... listing of files ... When ...
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How can I achieve the maximum zip compression? [closed]

I would like to make a "standard" zip file which contain .jpg images. Which software and switches / options should I use to achieve the maximum compression ratio? I mean maybe I can make a solid ...
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Why does zipping a zipped file not reduce its size?

Based on the idea that a zipped file is a new binary file, why can't I reduce a Zip's size by zipping it again and again – up to a very small resulting file?
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How do I create separate zip files for each selected file/directory in 7zip?

This is the internal zip packer from Total Commander: However I want to use my 7zip packer. When I select 5 files, I get 5 separate .zip archives for each selected file. How do I do that in 7zip?
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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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Recursively process zip archives to extract files while discarding specific format of files

On my Windows 7 machine, I have a directory full of downloaded dumps in ZIP archives. Each archive contains few text files, PDFs and rarely XML files. I want to extract all the contents of each ZIP ...
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How to split zip-file (or rar-file) in many files

I have a huge file I need to send over the Internet and I want to use SkyDrive but it has a 50MB limit per file. How can I zip and split my file in many small (50MB) ones?
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Calculations for groups of data

I have 3 columns of data in an excel sheet. The first column represents zip codes, the second represents values in that zip code and the third column represents the frequency of that value in the zip ...
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Linux unzip command: Option to force overwrite?

I am writing a shell script that unzips a ZIP file into an existing hierarchy of files, potentially overwriting some of the files. The problem is that the unzip command asks for confirmation: replace ...
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Windows command line ZIP extraction with checksum or similar?

What I need to do, at the command line, is: Extract the contents of a a ZIP archive. Change an arbitrary number of the extracted files. Repeat step 1, but because it is a huge archive, only extract ...
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Cannot complete the compressed folder extraction wizard

Recently my friend archived a folder in linux (Redhat) and uploaded in Google Drive. I have downloaded the .zip file and trying in it to unzip in windows 7. I am receiving following error: Cannot ...
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Why would my zipped file be the same size as the uncompressed files? [duplicate]

I am trying to zip 13 mp4s. The uncompressed versions of those files are 2.69GB. But when I zip them with 7zip, using Ultra compression level and any of the compression methods - including LZMA, the ...
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Error when trying to extract files from a zip file

When I try to extract files and opening the zip itself I get this error: ! C:\Users\Loko\Downloads\Textbook_1.zip: Unexpected end of archive Some people say redownloading is the only fix but it ...
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How to use Linux zip to sync files

I want to "sync" my files to the zip, creating any new ones, updating any new ones, and the deleting ones from the zip that no longer exist. When I used -du, I see zip error: Invalid command ...
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Should I extract before running?

Is it not wise to run an executable from a zipped file without extracting first? Someone explained to me that there is no need to extract first. He explained that zipped files are nothing more than ...
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Specific password recovery [closed]

I have a zip folder which I saved and password protected. I forgot the password but I know that the password is something like : BlueMonday!2012 or bluemonday2012 I know I can brute force the file ...
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How to rewrite bash shell script to nyaos script

I'm using this small shell script named zip0 in linux environment. #!/bin/bash zip -0rq "${1}.zip" "./$1"; I also want to use this function in windows nyaos script. By direct input from shell $ ...
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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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How to compress a large file to many smaller zip files with defined size?

I have a very large file, e.g. 100GB, and I want to compress it to many smaller zip file, with each file cannot larger than 1GB, what would be the most suitable commands to do it? remark: I want to ...
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How do I unpack .zip via FTP on Windows 8

I uploaded this .zip file using FTPRush to some FTP, now I need it to unpack, but can't figure out how. On FTPRush there's this command prompt when you click CTRL+R it's titled Send Raw Command to ...
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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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Is there a way to edit files inside of a zip file without explicitly extracting them first?

I sometimes need to make changes to a .zip or .jar file, so I usually move the file to /tmp, extract all the files with unzip, edit a few files, and then re-zip up the files. This works, but it can ...
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Fix corrupted Unicode file names in a zip archive

A colleague gave me a zip archive of some data I need to analyse, but unfortunately the filenames have been corrupted somewhere along the way, either when creating the archive or when extracting them ...
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If someone creates a zip folder on the server noone else can open it

In out network if someone creates a zip folder then noone but the administrator or that user can open it. I have added "Everyone" to the security tab of that folder with "Full control" with no ...
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What is __MACOSX folder?

What are these __MACOSX folders I keep seeing in zip files made by people on OSX? Some take as much as 30% of the file. What program are producing these __MACOSX folder and how can mac users avoid ...
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Extract specific folder from a tar.gz

I know this question was previously asked on this site before like here 1 and here 2 but no success for me. I want to extract the Measures folder from my S012011_csv.tar.gz zipped file. If I do tar ...
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What are the best options to use when compressing files using 7 Zip?

I often have to gather log files and upload them to a central server (Owned by another company). The central server has a size limit of the file, so I am trying to create the smallest file possible ...
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Windows 7 ZIP folders not extracting

I am helping a client who has a problem with Windows zip folders. For any zip folder, he can open the folder and see the contents, but if he does a copy and paste to a different location nothing ...
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Is there a simple, automated way to convert a large number of files between ZIP and RAR formats?

I have about 500 RAR archive files and 300 ZIP files that I want to burn to a DVD and give to someone else. I would like these 800 different archives to be in the same file format, so either 800 ZIP ...
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Opening a password protected zip file in Windows XP

My friend wants to send me an encrypted zip file that he created using $ zip -e file.zip file2.zip Will I be able to open that with the native Windows XP pk zip implementation?
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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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Zip files without compression

I'd like to bundle a number of big files into a single file, to make them easier to share. The files are already compressed (eg. jpeg, video etc), so I don't need compression, only archiving. How can ...
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How can I create a zip / tgz in Linux such that Windows has proper filenames?

Currently, tar -zcf arch.tgz files/* encodes filenames in UTF, so Windows users see all characters spoiled in filenames which are not english, and can do nothing with it. zip -qq -r arch.zip files/* ...
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Batch file to ZIP only files in directory or sub directory

I wanted to know if possible how to create a command line to do the following - if a directory exist ZIP only the contents into a ZIP file. If a directory has sub-directories ZIP only the contents ...
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Zip files and Volume Shadow Copy

I back a lot of data up using WinRAR and I create a .rar file from these backups. Since I back up about 20GB of data at a time this process takes some time. Sometimes I need to open a few of the ...
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How to extract ZIP from self-extracting exe?

Well, the subject says it all. I have an exe that is an SFX, and I want to extract the ZIP from the SFX. How can I do that?
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Command line - Some questions

I've created a batch file for zipping selected items in a folder. (The file is placed in 'Send to'). If I use the following code: for %%* in (.) do set CurrentFolder=%%~n* "C:\Program ...
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Is it feasible to crack ZIP passwords?

I have a piece of software I have to install on company laptops. The installer needs a serial to work properly, but I don't have it (my manager isn't here so I can't ask him). The installer tells me ...
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repeat command until process start or timeout unix

Is there anyway to check the number of file in a directory, if the number of files is correct, say 5 files, zip the files with zip -r total.zip. If the number of files is wrong, wait 3 seconds, and ...
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Does Windows 7 have unzip at the command line installed by default?

There is a zip/unzip option in the context menu so is it accessible from the command line?
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Add to archive “FileName.xpi”

I use WinRar. In Options > Settings > Integration > User defined archive extensions, I've associated XPI and JA files with the program. I would like to add the following entries to Windows ...
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Create multiple zip files that are not dependent on each other?

I want to compress a folder into multiple zip files of 50MB each but don't want them to be dependent on each other. When I use Winzip and use the split feature it creates one zip file and the others ...
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Browse archived website

I have html/webpage files stored in a folder locally on my machine. I can view this content just fine using any browser. However, long term, I would prefer to have the contents stored inside of some ...
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unzip how to trim top directories

I have a zip archive. The unzip -l myarchive.zip command gives this listing: top/subtop/files/1.txt top/subtop/files2/2.txt etc The root folders are top/subtop for all files. How to extract those ...
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Creating a zip file with a timestamp

I have been trying to create a script which compresses a directory with a timestamp and move it to another location on the same server, but I cant seem to get TESTDATE to display on the zip file, ...
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How can I achieve the best, standard ZIP compression?

I don't care how long it takes to compress, all I want to achieve is two things: The absolute best possible compression ratio Compatibility with standard readers, such as Windows and WinZip So ...
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How to add “extract here” or “p7zip” menu item? (Gnome3, Nemo)

I'm using Fedora 20 with Gnome3 and Nemo. I installed p7zip but I don't see a p7zip or "extract here" item when right-clicking on a .zip What can I do?