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

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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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7zip - Create self-extracting Archive (sfx) with specified Extract path

Hello SuperUser Experts, Thank you for your help in advanced. I am trying to get the 7zip SFX archive to create an executable. I am able to get the executable. But when I run it, it give the ...
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Search zipped files and list content

I have a folder with many archive files. How can I search all the files and list their content (possible extract to excel or to any other document) of the zipped files without extracting them?
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How To Get Files Zipped Automatically

I wonder if there is some functionality of autozipping the downloaded files once I save it in the desired folder. Let me give an example - We have a portal from where we download various excel files ...
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Create Send-To-Compressed(zipped)-folder event shortcut on Windows10

I have a really simple question to which I haven't been able to find the right simple answer to. I'm working a lot with zipped (compressed) folders. I want to improve my workflow. After selecting all ...
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Unable to see the contents of ZIP folders within PuTTY

I hope all is well! I'm having trouble with unzipping folders on PuTTY and I hope someone could help. Whenever I enter unzip FOLDER, which is within the highest hierarchy, and type ls to see the ...
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Extracting zip files within zip files

I have a file which contains an unknown extremely high number of zip files, only within each other, and a file at the bottom, like so: ...
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.zip made on Mac OS, .jpg files with weird characters on Windows

I received a zip file from a Mac OS user with several hundred of .jpg files, some with very long names. Opening the .zip file wit 7-zip on my Win 7 machine, lots of these files have very weird ...
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Split a folder of files into multiple zip files based on size or # of files

My problem is that the file uploader I'm working with will only allow a zip file with a size of 10mb or less. Unfortunately, I have thousands of files that need to be processed and I do this by ...
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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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Recompressing zip - integrity check

I have multiple large zip files and I would like to recompress them without unpacking them (I run the risk of running out of disk space). I am thinking of using advzip for that task. However, I want ...
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How to find extracted Zip files and their folder in mac

How can i list all zip files and their extracted folders in order to remove one of them, i downloaded lots of zip files in years(like everybody) and extracted them so now they are taking twice as ...
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Show zip files in windows explorer folder tree

In Windows Server 2003, how can I always show compressed folders (zip files) as sub-folders in the Folders View of Windows Explorer Bar? Thank you
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List zip file's contents using 7zip command line with non-verbose machine-friendly output

Is there a way, in windows, to use 7z.exe's list command such that the copyright heading, file information, and column headers are skipped and you're left with just a terse machine-readable list of ...
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Stop PKWare from zipping attachments

Recently I installed PKWare SecureZip on my machine and incredibly annoying it is zipping all my attachments and I can't figure out how to make it stop. The PKWare Help is useless.
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Empty .zip file at end of Windows Backup & Restore backup

I have a Windows 7 or Vista computer that was backed up onto an external drive (WD Passport) using Windows Backup & Restore every week for almost a year. Now I am viewing these files on a Windows ...
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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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How to unzip split files on OS X

How do I unzip a split zip file? In Terminal, I wrote: unzip filename.zip and it did not unzip this file. Terminal wrote: $ unzip filename.zip Archive: filename.zip warning [filename.zip]: ...
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Unable to extract .zip file of Win8 theme

I downloaded some themes for Windows 8. But when I try to open it, I failed to open the .zip file. Even I was unable to extract the contents. While tried to extract, it was showing error like : The ...
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how to verify whether a compressed .gz is corrupted or not?

I have many gz downloaded from the internet, and I would like to make sure they are not corrupted. Does the fact that I can open the archive with winzip on windows proves that everything is fine? I ...
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lighttpd with zip extension

I wanted to optmize a project i have by trying out lighttpd instead of apache2 on a Raspberry Pi, but noticed that my php code handling zip files no longer worked because the Zip module for PHP doesnt ...
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Zip only data from folder in Linux

I have a folder with some data like this: folder |- data1.txt |- data2.html ... |- folder1 |- other data ... ... (some folders or data) ... and would like to archive only ...
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How do I recover a ZIP file in WinRAR that's inside of another RAR file?

I tried to use WinRAR to extract an archive, but I couldn't extract all of it because of 1 thing: a file inside the archive was corrupt. I tried using Alt+R, but it tried to do it to the entire ...
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can't zip folder under linux mint on external ext4 hdd -no permission

I can't zip a external hdd even if i set the permission to my username. I tried sudo chown -R user:user /folder/in/media, but i still have no permission to zip via the gui of the system. i even have ...
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What Linux zip option overwrites the zip file?

Is there an option for Linux zip that is equivalent to rm foo zip -r foo foo/? I'm using Info-ZIP's Zip 2.31.
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ZIP File Viruses

If I open a ZIP File, and attempt to open an example of "Virus.exe", my antivirus tells me that this file is unsecure or whatever, and I press on Don't run, is there still the possibility of my ...
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Why do tar.gz files download faster than .zip files?

I have a Linux build server that I frequently download from and I have noticed that the .tar.gz files have download speeds approximately 3 times faster than .zip files. However, to my understanding ...
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Zip file corrupt and cannot be repaired

I have organized all my pictures in a Zip archive folder. I am trying to extract my image data from a Zip file but I get an error: access to the compressed zipped folder is denied How can I ...
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How to zip a big folder into small files limited to 20Mb?

I'm looking for way to zip a big folder into many 20Mb files. I don't want the zip file split into smaller ones. Instead I want to group some sub files/folders into groups which is 20Mb when zipped. ...
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Alter .zip double-click action to work with .7zip (Windows 10)

Currently my setup has it so that all file extensions that are supported by 7zip are extracted on double click into a folder pertaining to the name of the archive. This works perfectly on all file ...
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Use ISO instead of ZIP or RAR to store files?

I have been doing some backups of my old files and lately I was wondering if there is another method of storing and compressing files other than ZIP or RAR. In my case, I want to store various group ...
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Unziping multiple ziped and rename automatically files with same name if needed

I have a bunch of Ziped files in a folder, and i would like to unzip all, ut automatically rename folders or files with the same name, example: In ZIP_folder_1.zip and ZIP_folder_2.zip i have one ...
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Prevent Chrome to unzip files while downloading

My Chrome keeps unzipping gz files while downloading. I don't know how to prevent this except turning on IExplorer or other browsers. I can't find any settings or any flag to prevent this. What ...
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7zip batch file does not include extension Why?

I found the below batch file and it works fine but I need the code to add the extension to the final zip file. I am sure this is a simple question but I have tried everything. @echo off cd /d %~dp0 ...
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How to unzip multiple ziped files and rename automatically if needed

I have a bunch of Ziped files in a folder, and i would like to unzip all with: unzip ZIP/*.zip But automatically rename folders or files with the same name, example: In ZIP_folder_1.zip and ...
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Why are there binary differences among compressed files generated exactly the same way from the exact same starting file?

I use the "diff" command to compare two compressed files generated using zip on the exact same starting file and they are reported as being different. However, when I uncompress them and use the ...
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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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Missing send to “Compressed (zipped) folder” after 1511 update or drag+drop to .zip

After allowing the Windows 10 1511 update to be applied, all options have disappeared from the right-click "send to" menu, except for "Bluetooth Device". Additionally, I can no longer drag and drop ...
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Why is plain jar file compressed to 76% but after ProGuard shrink & obfuscate; it is compressed to 102% ?! How to fix?

I have a jar file of size 392 MB. I made another copy of it, so I have now two copies of the same jar file. For one of them I used 7-zip to compress it. It is compressed to 76% of the original size, ...
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Infection with virus just by extracting an archive (zip/rar/iso)?

is my Computer compromised with a Virus, when extracting an archive like zip/rar/iso with WinRAR, which contains an (Virus-)downloader.exe even when i didn't start the executable? and the Anti Virus ...
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how to extract .exe files from .zip archive (7-zip stuck on executable)

I face a problem that when I want to extract some .zip archive which includes .exe it will always stuck on that executable and do nothing. I never had such problems before, i can't remember at least. ...
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TAR and compress a directory but skip compression on already compressed files

I want to TAR and compress a user's home directory as efficiently as possible. The problem is there are a lot of large and already compressed (gzip/bzip2) and hard-to compress files (binaries/data) in ...
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Bind a Exe and a ZIP file in one Zip file for a minecraft resource pack

I want to bind a Exe and a ZIP file in one Zip file for a minecraft resource pack so when I open the zip file it opens the .zip file and the .exe at the same time. I have already tried a couple of ...
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Copy file as raw binary text

I do need to copy the jce_policy-8.zip from my Mac to a Citrix Desktop on Demand. The customer blocked every fileshare and Download. So I have tried to copy the .zip as raw text. Source I open the ...
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Will Windows viruses infect RAR or ZIP files?

I heard from some techie person that .rar and .zip files never get infected by viruses. Is this true? If yes, then why such behavior?
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zip: Unexpected end of archive

When I try to extract my 1.15GB downloaded .zip file am getting following error: ! D:\N750XXUCNG6_N750ODDCNG5_INU.zip: Unexpected end of archive I have tried this ...
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Edit executable file, instead of run, in Compressed Folder Tools

When I open a .zip file in Windows 10, and view it in its Compressed Folder Tools, I can open text files, Windows documents, etc. But for executable text files, like .bat or .js, the open option tries ...
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7zip File Compression Auto-Selection

When I'm zipping a folder hierarchy, I'd like 7zip to automatically detect whether a file in the folder tree is or is not already compressed, so that it automatically chooses whether to merely add an ...
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What is the fr signature in zip files?

I use the 101 editor for easily editing zip file's properties. I noticed there being one of the "properties" in a structure called ZIPFILERECORD. The structure has the value of the name of contents of ...
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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 ...