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

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Windows zip error: Windows cannot complete the extraction. The destination file could not be created

I have a strange error in Windows 7 when I want to execute/open a file inside ZIP archive. I have two files: File1.dwg File2.dwg The archive is not corrupted ( I checked with 7zip utility ) ...
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Identifiying a zip file that is not really a zip file

I have several files that a 3rd party program generated that have a .zip extension, however neither windows nor 7zip can extract it. In 7zip it does show me the file name of the uncompressed file ...
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Windows 7 - open with option for a file in opened compressed file

I'm not sure if this is possible or not but if it was it would make my life allot easier. What I want to do is get the "open with" option to open and make edits to a file in a .zip file without ...
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Zip/gzip compression ratio much less in Linux than in Windows

I have a bunch of very huge files located on a Linux machine that I would like to compress and save some space. I have tried using the tar/gzip combination and I have noticed that the compression ...
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How to update one file located in a zip subdirectory?

I have a zip archive that contains several folders and I need to update one specific file within such a folder. How can I update the file with a command line? I have already tried 7z u my.zip ...
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is “unzip” the same as “extract”?

I've downloaded some industry software to my desktop there is a pdf with it that says I should unzip the folder (its a compressed zipped folder). When I night click it I get the option to "extract" ...
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What kind of window's batch file allows zipping of ftp files?

What commands should I use to transfer a file via FTP and then compress the files in a backup directory with a filename containing the date/time for reference? I'd prefer to use batch scripting. The ...
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Using WinRAR to compress a folder stucture

I am trying to zip up the following directory contents: C:\Test\*.* C:\Test\bin\*.* I want to be able to zip up the Test directory and the bin subdirectory, however, I need the Test directory’s ...
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Zip Multiple Text Files from Multiple Directories into One ZIP File in One Command in Bash

I have an account on AWS and I use S3 for storing data. I have commands that will enable me to zip data files like so: data.zip s3_dir/level-1/level-2/*/*/data.txt But there are, say, 50 or more ...
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Windows XP command line for zipping files

Is there a way to zip the files in XP using the windows default zip utility through command prompt?
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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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Powershell Script to Find & Highlight Specific Files Based on Creation Date

I am trying to write a Powershell Script that checks a certain folder for .zip files. The .zip files contain information from certain backups. These .zip files lie within a folder tree for different ...
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Uncompressing a file despite CRC errors

I have downloaded a multipart ZIP archive. It contains a video file. Unfortunately, IZarc reports a CRC check fail when extracting the archive. Downloading the archive again is a long task, since I ...
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How do I configure Google Chrome to open zip files in file-roller instead of Nautilus?

When I download a .zip file using Google Chrome on Linux, upon clicking it the .zip file opens my Downloads folder in Nautilus, not the .zip file in file-roller. Ironically, Google is mum on the ...
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How can I batch convert comic ZIP files to PDF?

I have many comics in CBR, CBZ format. I want to convert them to PDFs. I know Jomic can do this, but I am using Windows and Jomic only works on OS X. Is there any way to do that?
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Setting WinRAR to exclude files with the exact filename I specify from being extracted from an archive

How can I configure WinRAR to exclude files with the exact filenames: thumbs.db or .DS_Store (ignoring case) from being extracted from an archive (all directory levels within an archive)? Files with ...
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LamedropXPd-like very simple zipper?

A friend of mine needs to zip a bunch of MP3's on her locked-down XP or Vista PC at work. There are two requirements: Since she doesn't have admin rights, the application should either not require ...
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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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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 while downloading with Firefox or Chrome I can open the file. Is there a fix for this?
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Remove sub directories / sub folder from zip + rar files

I have a bunch of .zip and .rar files. Many of these files contain subfolders in the archive. I want to remove all the folders from the zip files but keep the other content. e.g. original.zip - ...
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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 native .7z format. Any Unix-based formats are ineligible. Are there any ...
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Exclude files in a for loop

I want to delete the /lib directory inside apk files. I managed to do this with: for DIR in ~/ABC ~/ABD do cd $DIR for APK in * do if test -f "$APK" then zip -d $APK ...
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How would Apache or Compressed HTTP react to a zip bomb?

inspired by Compress a 1GB file into 200_MB? and the related comments: Many webservers today use a zipped HTTP Version (Gzip afaik). How would Apache or any other server react to a zip bomb? Since ...
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Explorer.exe high CPU - accessing zips on a network share

Every so often I seem to get very high CPU usage from explorer.exe. I'll be working happily for a while, then suddenly my PC grinds to a halt. I used Procmon.exe to see what was going on, and what I ...
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Create .zip's on OS X without the “extra” MacOS files (like .DS_Store, MACOSX folder, etc) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compressing folders on a mac, without the .DS_Store OS X includes undesired, "extra" files when creating .zip's of folders that look poor in Windows & Linux. How to ...
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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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List files inside ZIP

I've got ~50 zip files, each containing a similar directory structure but with different files inside. Is there a way I can easily dir the contents of those zips? I'm interested in creating a list ...
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Command line alternative to rar.exe with complex switches

I am searching for a command line alternative to rar.exe from winrar which supports the multitude of options that rar.exe does, preferably one that is open source. Specifically, I am searching for a ...
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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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Search .zip files for sizes

I have a directory with many .zip files. I wish to search through them to match an uncompressed file size (I am trying to find which .zip my file originated in, and the name's been changed). IDEALLY, ...
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Cross-platform owernship of files in a .zip folder

I have a PHP app that creates a .zip folder out of files that are restricted to specific groups using ACL, then submits it to the user to download. Specifically, everyone is allowed to read them, but ...
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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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Remove known password from zip archive without extracting

is it possible to remove a known password from a ZIP archive without extracting the actual archive? I have some heavily compressed archives and want to avoid having to extract and rezip each of those ...
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Extracting a zip file via VBScript running as a service

Details OS: Windows 7 UAC: Disabled What: I am running a VBScript that extracts a zip file, and the vbscript is kicked off by Jenkins service. I need to use the VBScript, and I can not use external ...
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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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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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Extracting .rar files in Windows with current datetime

One thing I like about Windows zip files is that the extracted files automatically have the current time (as opposed to the original time). I have yet to find a way to apply the same for extracted ...
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Converting Filename Encoding

my operating system is Arch Linux. I am trying to extract a .zip archive that contains CJK characters in its filenames. It was most likely created on a Windows machine. I tried the unzip utility and ...
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How secure is winzip encryption? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is zip's encryption really bad? Just how secure is winzip (http://www.winzip.com/) encryption? Can you point me to any articles or anything like that where a zip ...
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Arabic in File Name Causes Compressed (zipped) Folders Error

How can I get files named with Arabic characters added to and extracted from a .zip file. For example, under Windows XP, I get an error message that says "The compression cannot be performed becasue ...
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file permission in zip/7z/rar?

I want to package my application for linux, I use zip/tar.gz/7z/rar to do the compress in Windows. Because I do the compress in Windows, so when I extract the package in Linux, the file permission ...
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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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How to decompress the *.TGZ file without changing the orginal file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you gunzip a file and keep the .gz file ? I decompress the file using following command: gunzip -f test.TGZ This gave me test.tar file but I lost the test.TGZ ...
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Why should I prefer 7zip over WinZip in Windows environment? [closed]

I know Winzip is not free and 7-zip is free . Other than this is there any reason why I should use 7ZIP over Winzip for compression ? I am using Windows 7 .
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What's the difference between the .war and .zip file formats?

I've heard that they are the same, but I would like to know if the compression is always the same. Can I always rename .zip files to .war, and vice-versa?
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Why do zip files get corrupted on USB Drives?

Why do older USB drives corrupt zip files? The file size appears the same, but the CRC check fails.
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Dos command to ZIP a file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 2003 zip from command line Can somebody please, let me know that how we can zip a file in a Command line. Please, let me know.
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How do I stop using Winzip and let Windows handle .zip files natively?

Anytime I download a .zip file or create a compressed folder, my PC makes it a Winzip file, which is no good because I don't want to pay their fee to get the full version (the version I have was a ...
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Software to zip big files in small pieces

Is there any program on Mac which can zip big files in small pieces (free ones are preferred)?
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Windows 2003 zip from command line [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you zip a file from the command prompt using ONLY Windows' built-in capability to zip files? Is there a way to zip a file (or group of files) from the command ...