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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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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When i search in WayBack Machine, http://archive.org/, using chrome.omnibox it add %3A to my URL on archive.org

My search engine settings for http://archive.org/: Search engine: archive.org/web Keyword: ar URL with %s in place of query: https://web.archive.org/web/*/%s ...
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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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Working with archives (containers) as if they were usual directories

I need your advice on possibility to resolve the following problem at least in principle (although, any specific solution would be more than welcome). We use this software at work that generates a ...
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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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How can I make a local cache from a private website/forum?

I wasn't sure if this question was better suited to stackoverflow or superuser, but since there might be a tool out there the allows me to do such a task, I don't need to ask for code. My goal is to ...
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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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7zip command line - 42/5000 how to add more parameters in one line

I'm trying to pack my files through commands just like I do via the GUI interface How can I add "dictionary size", "word size" and "solid block size" on the command line. I tried several parameters ...
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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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Recursively zip files, exclude the folders, but use the folder names for zip naming

I'm looking for a method to script 7zip to zip a bunch of folders in a parent dir, however I want the zips to exclude the folders, and only zip the folder contents. I do however want to use the folder ...
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7-Zip. t (Test integrity of archive) command [duplicate]

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. Tests archive files. Example: 7z t archive.zip *.doc ...
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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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youtube-dl - is the %(uploader)s argument permanent for every channel?

Asking because I'm trying to download multiple channels and put them in their respective directory, i.e.: -o 'N:/youtube/%(channel_id)s__%(uploader)s/%(upload_date)s_%(title)s_%(id)s.%(ext)s' Issue: ...
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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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Always On GCP Archival Sync

Is there a way to transfer from one cloud service to another, *while in the background with the computer off? As in, you submit the order for the transfer from Dropbox to GCP Archival, then it runs ...
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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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Windows Archive Creates a Hidden Data/Network Folder, How to Explore It?

So I have quite an old piece of software, presumably written in .NET - it requires you to use a self extracting .exe which places itself in the root of your system. Now, the software itself is quite ...
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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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7zip command line archive folder in subfolder without the first subfolder inside the archive

having a folder structure like this: archive.cmd sub1.zip // create sub2.zip // create foos sub1 sub2 I want to generate sub1.zip and sub2.zip inside the main folder. the problem is that sub1....
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dvd drive does not update file names

I have burned a multipart archive from winrar in a series of dvd, so that the first dvd has something like File.part1.rar...File.part6.rar, the second dvd has something like File.part7.rar...File....
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Archive settings in Microsoft Outlook 2016, do not migrate any mail located in subfolders

So, I've been experimenting with a few computers, and various settings, but the long and short is that Outlook 2016 seems to simply ignore all subfolders when archiving. Here are my steps: MailBox ...
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How to RAR files in alphabetical order

I am trying to create a multipart RAR archive on Ubuntu. The folder structure resembles: folder_root subfolder file01.bin file02.bin ... file100.bin The command I am using is rar a -v5G archive.rar ...
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how to send the decompressed output of archives to standard output?

When you decompress a gzip archive with gunzip without any arguments, the archive disappears, and you're left with the decompressed file in its place. However, if you use the -c option, the archive ...
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How can i compress (7z) multiple files in one click/command

I have a folder filled with documents i would like a 7z for each document separately. There are over 800 files. I'm using windows 10 and specifically want the archive in 7z format. I've highlighted ...
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Recover DAR Archive Slices using an Isolated Catalogue

I have a DAR archive of 10 slices. Having lost the last slice, how can the files in the 9 intact slices be recovered. (The catalogue of the whole archive is contained in the last slice.) There is a ...
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Archive data over multiple DVDs with Error correction and Encryption

My hard drive crashed and I almost lost 2 years worth data. Backup lesson revisited!! That being said, I managed to rebuild a collection of some 15GB of data I'd like to keep safe. It took me a while ...
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Nagios Webinterface Log History (No history information was found for this host in this archived log file)

I noticed that our Nagios Webinterface isn't displaying the log archive/history properly, it doesn't show the daily logs... instead it displays sometimes 2 weeks as one log, sometimes 10 days and so ...
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Thunderbird: open archived messages in conversation tab/mode

In my current Inbox/Sent folders everything works flawlessly: I can right click on any message and select "open message in conversation". Then another tab opens and it shows a message tree populated ...
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I want to archive the emails I have in the inbox before reading it. What is the solution for this?

I have an email that I opened with Outlook, I opened it with thunderbird and even opened it with BlueMail. For me, using each one of them is not different. It is important to me that I can archive the ...
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Why does each subsequent append to a tar archive take longer?

I am constructing a tar archive of size 4.2T in increments of ~440Gb. The timing to complete each of the increments (sections) is given below. Section 1 [486.01 seconds] Section 2 [623.42 seconds]...
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Is it possible to make a encrypted Zip file unhackable [closed]

I want to encrypt a Zip file. But I'm not sure it can be safe because I’ve found some tips about how to recover a .Zip with forgotten password with iSumsoft or NSIS in this article: “How to Open ...
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Extact only certain file type while maintaining hierarchy with 7zip

I have a zip file with hundreds of files several gigabytes large. I need to extract only two file types, but I'd like to maintain the file organization hierarchy. Specifically, I'd like to only ...
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How to make autoarchive in outlook 2016 for more mailers

So basically i have multiple e-mail addresses, I want to make an archive for each of them on a different path, is possible to make it or they need to be on one folder on auto-archive?
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Choosing compression method and settings for mp4 files

I've got a hard drive filled up with videos, and want them to take up as little space as possible.   Video encoding: Around 20000 kbps datarate and bitrate 30 frames/second H.264 AVC Audio ...
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Do 7z archives compress each file individually or compress everything together as one?

I read somewhere (I can't remember where) that compressing files into a .tar.xz resulted in better overall compression ratios than .7z archives because archive+compression formats like zip, rar, and ...
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Editing a file inside an archive

Are there other programs that allow you to edit a file inside an archived file? For example, 7-zip allows you to edit the file inside the archive. But it changes the compression of the other files (i....
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Automatically remove old e-mail messages with Thunderbird (from IMAP server only, not locally)

Given IMAP E-Mail provider/server with storage quota Thunderbird e-mail client I'd like to automatically remove the oldest messages from the server only (and keep them locally). But Thunderbird ...
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Powershell script to compress all child directories and move to archive; keep file structure. Delete originals

I have a task where I need to compress all child directories (child is each day of a month) within each sub-parent directory (Month) and move to an archive folder. Then delete the originals. Also an ...
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Error during running mysqldump for creating tar archive

I created mysqldump for creating tar archive but every time I received notice tar: Cowardly refusing to create an empty archive Using gzip created archive normally but with tar I can't move forward. ...

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