Questions tagged [archiving]

Archiving can refer to the process of archiving files or the process of archiving data. File archiving is combining one or multiple files into one file or container. Data archiving is the process of relocating data that is no longer actively used to a separate storage area for long-term retention.

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Archive a directory to stdout with encrypting file names from Windows command line

I have a 1 TB directory that needs to be uploaded as a single encrypted file. There is no free space on a disk. I already have an app to upload a file from stdin but I don't know how to create the ...
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Extract files from Windows floppy writer exe

I have some files that are PE32 executable (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows, according to file, and only want me to "insert a floppy" when run. Is there some way to extract the files from ...
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How can I archive completed tickets in SharePoint's “Issue Tracking” app? [migrated]

I have created an Issue Tracking app on SharePoint for my organization. I would like to be able to move tickets marked as "Closed" to an archive / different location (or I would even settle ...
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How to stress test a new portable hard drive before using it as a backup

I guess the title says it all. I'm getting a 2TB WD My Passport which I intend to use as a backup, but I've heard some stories of people copying all their materials to a new drive only to have it stop ...
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Decrypting tar archives with gpg -d, the -d flag does not work

My OS is Ubuntu 20.04.2 lts. I am creating a tar archive from the dir noup1, that contains files and subfolders, with tar cf no1.tar noup1 Encrypt it with gpg -c no1.tar. So now I have a no1.tar.gpg ...
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Mac: “tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors.”

I have a website backup that was created in cPanel and I'm trying to uncompress the .tar.gz on my Mac. I'm getting this error: tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors. I tried to use Archive ...
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Find out which version of which specific program created a (partial) ZIP archive

Is it possible to determine which specific version of which specific program created a given ZIP archive, based on its metadata? And also, is the outcome of a ZIP / RAR compression affected by the ...
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Uncompress .tar.gz format getting error “tar: Unrecognized archive format”

I've downloaded a ".tr.gz" file with a size of 10 GB from here (after downloading completed, I renamed it and deleted .partb to become dataset cleaned.tar.gz) while I'm trying to uncompress ...
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securing files on an external hard drive to prevent virus

Hi i am new here and i wanted to ask this question for a while. before i ask my question let me clarify my understanding of a virus and how it works please correct me if i am wrong. a virus works by ...
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Is extracting files from a zip archive faster than copying files from the same archive?

Say we have a .zip archive with some number of files inside. Previously, I've opened the archive (and the folder of the same name inside, why do they always do that?) and dragged the files to another ...
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Saving web page periodically

Is there anyway of automatically save a web page periodically, e.g. everyday? What I want is something like https://archive.org/ but locally (and just for some sites).
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Is there a reason 7zip won't accept the correct password for my encrypted archive?

I have some passwords saved in a .odf (Libre Office) file. The file is password protected through Libre Office. On top of that I used 7zip to archive and encrypt the file with 7zip's built in AES-256 ...
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Is there a cross-platform method of packaging many icons into one file?

I'm trying to find a method of packaging/archiving many .ico icon files (or another cross-platform equivalent) for use with a program for its multiple file type associations. On windows, I could ...
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Is it safe to use 7-Zip from a data corruption standpoint to archive 500GB of videos?

Would it be okay to use 7-Zip to archive my almost 500GB videos in compression level store format only to my portable external hard drive. I just want to put it in one file with password for my future ...
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How to compress one folder into multiple .zip, all independently extractible?

I work with some big image datasets containing millions of images, and I often need to compress the results of each step of processing to be uploaded as backup. I have seen that some datasets can be ...
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Making 7zip outputting files to a list instead of a 7z archive

I would like to know if this is possible, to make the files a 7zip command line would compress ( "7z a ..." or "7z u ..."), go into a text list instead of an actual archive. Like a ...
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How to setup and use a sparse image to archive my media incrementally?

I have looked up several tutorials on this, some are outdated and some don't explain it enough in detail. I am currently organizing my music library and would like to add a backup copy of each album ...
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Extract zip files and recompress them into 7zip files [duplicate]

I'd like my zip files to be extracted, then recompressed into 7zip files. Example: Before: $ ls 001.zip 002.zip 003.zip --snip-- 997.zip 998.zip 999.zip After: $ ls 001.7z 002.7z 003.7z --snip-- 997....
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How do you download an entire website for offline viewing with Wget?

I would like to download the entirety of a relatively small website (~50 pages) for offline viewing. I could manually open every page in a browser and download them via ctrl + s, and this would create ...
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How do I create seperate 7z files for each selected file/directory in 7zip?

Long time lurker, first time poster. I've looked around this site, I've googled, I've experimented. And, while I'm very, very close to where I want to go, there's one last hurdle I can't seem to get ...
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In Winrar, how do I exclude “desktop.ini” and “thumbs.db” from being included in my .rar file?

I am trying to archive some .png images into a single .rar file with WinRAR 5. It keeps including these 2 hidden windows operational files: desktop.ini thumbs.db Is there a master list in WinRAR to ...
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What does 'Unk:' mean in 'Stored' column of `unzip -v` output?

Running unzip -v archive1.zip, where archive1.zip is an encrypted archive, I get the following output: Archive: archive1.zip Length Method Size Cmpr Date Time CRC-32 Name -------- --...
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It's okay to download an XML with browser, but not with downloaders like wget

The link is https://api.bilibili.com/x/v1/dm/list.so?oid=162677333. When I download it with wget I get a binary file, and I thought it would be GZIP or deflate, which is often the web request case, ...
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Archive a big folder with large number of smaller and big files

I need to archive a folder from normal drive into tape in organization data storage and might retrieve them in the later stage. My scenario is a large folder with size from 10 GB to 300 GB The folder ...
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How to delete a file inside a zip archive without decompressing?

I have a large zip file and I can't decompress it because I don't have enough space so I am going through all the files inside and first copying them to an outer folder and then deleting them. I can ...
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How to delete zip file while unzipping it with WinRAR

I am going to unzip a 35GB zip file with winrar but i only have 37GB of space, so i will only have 2GB of space after downloading the zip file, how do i replace the zip after unzipping it instantly ...
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7zip - Add item in a right click menu for timestamped archive

Is it possible to add an item in 7zip right click menu. Every once in a while, I would like to make a backup of the file/folder and would like to add today's time stamp. For example, sample_project ...
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Is it possible to partially extract a zipped file?

Is it possible to extract only part of a file from a .zip archive? The file is plain text, and it is much bigger than available disk space. Is it possible to extract it in parts?
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Printer that prints to html (or pdf) for screen viewing

I am trying to back up some data from software that only allows me to export it as ASCII, Microsoft RTF or print it. If I export to ASCII text, I lose the formatting. If I export it as a Microsoft RTF,...
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7zip has problems extracting POSIX tar archives due to @PaxHeader files

POSIX tar archives contain POSIX headers as "dummy" files named @PaxHeader. 7zip dutifully extracts them, and they all collide, since they are all named the same. 7z then complains about the file ...
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Pulling Single File from 20GB folder/7zip Archive on Mac

I have a large folder (~20GB) containing a rather large amount of old archived files (~400K). I only need one though. What would be the easiest way, if possible, to only extract the file I need rather ...
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Resilience of WinRar format for storage

I have a folder with plenty of files (~10k small files), in total ~50MB in size. It's some "old stuff" I actually dont need anymore but still wanna keep. As I'm syncing a parent folder of this folder ...
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How to unpack archives on double click?

On macOS, double clicking a zip archive immediately unpacks it into a folder with the same name and then opens the folder. There are third party apps that do the same for other types of archives as ...
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How can I add an option in the context menu in Windows Explorer to split files by 15 GB chunks?

I often need to upload files to Microsoft OneDrive, whose max size per file with my account is 15 GiB. How can I add an entry in the context menu in Windows Explorer to split files by 15 GB chunks? ...
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Is there an option in 7-zip to split into volumes and create SFX at the same time, the SFX being later extractible on Windows without 7-zip?

I use 7-zip 9.20 on Windows 7 Professional. When the 'Split Volume' checkbox is checked ON, SFX Archive checkbox is disabled and vice versa. Is there a way to accomplish both together, as well as ...
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7-Zip. h (Hash) command. Calculate hash values for files. When you use it?

I use 7-Zip. I work in Windows 10 Home 64-bit. I use command line. From 7-Zip help I know there is h (Hash) command. Calculate hash values for files. Syntax h [-scrc{Method}] [files] Supported ...
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7-Zip. t (Test integrity of archive) command. Syntax. Two variants. Difference

I use 7-Zip. I work in Windows 10 Home 64-bit. I use command line. From 7-Zip help I know there is t (Test integrity of archive) command. Do I understand right way the following? In this case 7z t ...
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Does anybody have an idea about zip-archive recovery using partly downloaded archive and archive contents? [closed]

Does anybody have an idea how to recover zip-archive using partly downloaded archive and archive contents from another source? Use case: become a seed on an old torrent.
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(Mac terminal) command line advice for extracting thousands of archives

I have literally thousands of archives containing Amiga adf files that I've downloaded and want to unpack them all. Can someone please tell me the command line i need to use in terminal in order to ...
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Create a 7z archive with some subfolders, preserving directory structure and including only files with certain extension

I have a main folder, inside that I have many folders, with many different files inside each folder. My goal is to create an archive, with only a subset of the subfolders, including only files with a ...
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Extract hash values (CRC) and path names from an archive

I have successfully extracted data from a large .rar archive (1.9TB) using 7-zip and now I want to delete the archive. However, before I do so, I would like to save path names and, most importantly, ...
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Can we enforce Windows 10 app to retain all old emails (not archiving them)?

I migrated to the native email app in Windows 10 in order to reach emails from my new employers server/exchange. The account is of Outlook type. It was convenient to set up and I used it for a few ...
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“Smart” fast compression for archiving mixed content?

I would like to backup a computer folder quickly to an archive format (e.g. tar, zip, 7z, gz, etc.). The folder contains many files: Some are text files that can achieve a good compression ratio. ...
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How to automatically archive to Thunderbird Local Folder?

I have set up a new account with IMAP protocol, and configured archiving this way: Account settings -> myaccount@new.server -> Copies & Folders -> ...
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7zip extract only if password protected

I have an application that runs this command: "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe x myArch.zip -aoa -ppassword -odestinationFolder I want to make sure the application extracts only zip or 7z files that ...
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How create Makeself self executable archive file in LINUX? What is the steps to create Makeself self executable file in any Operating System? [duplicate]

I want to create a self-executable archive using Makeself. I referred to makeself.io but didn't understand anything from it. What are the steps for making a Makeself self-executable archive? If I run ...
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Update WinRar archive splited by parts

I have many big csv files with data that I'm collecting in realtime. I want to add new files to archive monthly. What I did before - adding new csv file to big archive and do repack (and after upload ...
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How create Makeself self executable archive file in LINUX?

I want to create a self-executable archive using Makeself. I referred to makeself.io but didn't understand anything from it. What are the steps for making a Makeself self-executable archive?
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tar.gz folder and use folder name as name for the archive

I have multiple folders called "runs" in my directory structure that I would like to create seperate archives of because they contain a unmanageable number of files". For this reason, I'd like to use ...
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How do I compress many files into independently working WinRAR files?

I want to upload a vast amount of small files to a website. To make that process faster, I compressed them to a .rar file. The problem: Such a large file can't be uploaded to that website. That's why ...

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