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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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Unpacking RAR archive, but one of the parts (segments) in UPPER CASE filename and extension, any ideas about workaround for this?

For some reason, example.mpg turned into several RARs, part01.rar part02.rar etc, all the way to part22.rar, but ONE of the RARs, is this PART07.RAR (in capital letters), so the WinRar or 7-zip cannot ...
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Extracting multiple archives with WinRAR where some are missing parts

I have a folder with a few thousand rar and zip files. Some are separated into multiple parts and others are not. My goal is to extract all of the files. The files are large and I expect this may take ...
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What is "Chrome File Utilities" process and why does it slow down my system?

It is a process spawned by Chrome. I was compressing a folder on my drive unrelated to anything chrome has to do with and it was sucking up my CPU and making winrar unresponsive? What does that ...
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How can I create a shortcut in Total Commander to unpack the selected archive into the current directory?

Total Commander can unpack all kinds of archives. This is very convenient, but by default it unpacks to the target pane. The "Unpack Specific Files..." dialog does allow one to specify the ...
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How to split a big folder into multiple standalone archives using RAR or 7-Zip console?

Example: I want to add a 100 GB folder to archives of 10 GB each using RAR or 7-Zip console on Windows. But each archive must be independent/standalone and able to extract without the other archives. ...
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WinRAR - Span Archives instead of splitting (Internet Archive)

I'm having a small issue trying to back up data to the Internet Archive. I have tried to used 7zip to split files into certain sizes (such as 7G or 25G) to upload better, but IA won't accept ...
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Split zip archives using WinRar vs 7-Zip

I created a split zip archive using WinRar and 7-Zip. WinRar creates archive.zip archive.z01 archive.z02 .... 7-Zip creates archive.zip.001 archive.zip.002 ... With Total Commander I could enter(CTRL+...
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atool just hangs with `xargs -- zip -r test.csv` on Mac?

First off, I couldn't seem to find why the -- two dashes to xargs, but here's what I'm getting: $ atool -E -a --format=zip words.csv xargs -- zip -r words.csv [...hangs...] The docs are at https://...
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Find strange TAR archive format

I have some file that can be extracted with tar: tar -tvf attachment.tar But when I test it with file I have this result: attachment.tar: uuencoded or xxencoded text, ASCII text, with CRLF line ...
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Auto sort photos and videos in folders based on date

I am using windows. I have a lot of photos and videos that I want to be sorted in the following structure based on the date of the photo and video taken. year>month>photo.jpg So an example ...
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Use 7zip to create archives for each subfolder and file

Under Windows environment, I have a folder contains both subfolders and isolated files. The structure is like this: D:\main_folder subfolder1 subfolder2 file1.dat I want to use 7zip to make the ...
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Best way to compress a directory tree containing archives and files selectively extracted from them? [closed]

I have a file structure that looks something like this: . └── base/ ├── archives/ │ ├── foo.zip │ ├── bar.rar │ └── baz.7z ├── unzipped-1/ │ └── complex subdir tree/ ...
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How to download only bytes needed from stackexchange archive 7z files?

I am working on a doomsday version of stackexchange completely offline using the dump files in archive.org, some of the site files are rather large where it wouldn't make too much sense to download ...
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absolute fastest way to zip (not compress) larger files in 7zip?

I need to know the absolute fastest way to zip (not compress) larger files in 7-Zip. By large files I mean 1Tb or so, this will be done often (multiple times per day). I tried WinZip because it has ...
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What are these pax tarball characteristics and comments?

I created a pax archive with GNU tar 1.34 under Debian 11 and, upon viewing the tarball in 7-Zip (23.01) File Manager on Windows 10, I noticed these fields on the archived items: Name Characteristics ...
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How do I clone a game CD- or DVD-rom that gives IO-errors whenever I try to clone it, but I can access the files just fine?

EDIT: I managed to do it with Gnome Disk Utils, as it just replaces unreadable bytes with 0s I am trying to make a backup of all my old CD- and DVD-rom games so that I can access them from anywhere ...
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unarchive/extract/unpack/disassemble pdf [closed]

I know they have a very particular structure and such, but there are soft that have the ability to extract some parts of it. So is there something like an archive reader that can read through PDF like ...
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How can I extract the password from an installer/self-extracting archive? [closed]

I have an installer/self-extracting archive. The executable file has an embedded ZIP archive into it (like many other installers). The ZIP archive is encrypted with a password. The installer DOES NOT ...
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exe file does not open after extracting from an archive

I came across a very strange situation for me. I transferred all of the files uploaded on a disk with medical scans (CAT scan) to my flash drive and then from the flash drive to my PC. These are the ...
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How to restrict Online Archive options for individual folders through Exchange?

My goal is to remove the 1 year and 5 year archive options for individual Outlook folders for end users. I am on https://compliance.microsoft.com/homepage > Data Lifecycle Management > Exchange (...
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How to convert or repackage a folder back into docx

I have uncompressed a docx file (say file.docx) using 7zip to file/. (or alternatively, changed extension to .zip then extracted it) I modified some images inside file\word\media\ and now i want to ...
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What compression options does 7Zip use when you add files with a drag-drop?

When you create an archive with 7Zip, you get a dialog showing you a bunch of compression options. However when you drag-drop some files into an already-open archive in a 7Zip window, you just get a &...
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Tar owner map when extracting

Tar has several options to affect how file and directory ownership will be stored in that tar file. For example --numeric-owner, or --owner-map. These options directly affect how the tar file will be ...
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archiving outlook messages to local windows HDD

I am using outlook via outlook.live.com in chrome. I have exceeded the allowed free storage. I would like to archive some of the older messages to my local windows HDD which should reduce the storage ...
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How to fix archiving folders by year?

Thunderbird stopped archiving by the year regardless the setting. It simply moves all mails to the archive root folder regardless of settings. It last archived emails from 2022 correctly. 2023's ...
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How can I recreate an email folder from online web archives?

For reasons, I have misplaced a mail folder with a bunch of messages from a mailing list. Luckily - this list has an online archive: https://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/design/ is there any ...
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Download so many tiny files without archiving? [closed]

I want to implement a file server for a mobile app. This app requires so many tiny files to be downloaded from the server before it begins it's work And with updates from version to version some files ...
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How can I preserve creation dates when packing/unpacking 7z files?

From my tests, when unpacking files from a .7z archive, 7-zip preserves the "last modified" date but sets the creation date to the time of the file extraction (unpacking). Is there any way ...
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Thunderbird : moving emails from a "virtual folder" to my "local folders" does removes those emails from server

I want to archive emails (IMAP) from year 2021 - which means I want to copy them to a local folder, and have them removed from my Gmail account. I've setup a virtual folder on all emails from my GMAIL ...
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Does it make sense to add checksums to archived data?

We want to archive some data for long term storage on optical media (M-Disks). Does it make sense to create checksums for all files beforehand and burn them alongside the data onto the M-Disks? This ...
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Digital archive - solution with metadata

I am in charge of a small digital archive and I am trying to figure out how to manage it. I have another archive of my owm, but since I am a photographer, I am spoiled by EXIF & IPTC. The other ...
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How to unzip a multitude of .gz files with windows command prompt

I have a system that must accept and send data 24/7, and runs 3 instances of itself on 3 different virtual machines (nicknamed _1, _2, _3 for later use). In the logs the timestamp of the traffic is in ...
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How can I extract all archives in the current folder using command-line 7-zip, without running the 7z command multiple times?

How can I extract all archives in the current folder using command-line 7-zip, without running the 7z command multiple times? Running it multiple times seems inefficient, and requires slightly ...
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Creating a WARC file using a Twitter archive

I've downloaded a Twitter archive that has the following structure: twitter_archive | assets +-- fonts (.eot files) +-- images (icons) +-- js | data +-- various tweet folders containing images +-- ...
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Any archive that doesn't use MS-DOS filetimes to avoid 2-second granularity?

Are there any archives for which don't store directory times in MS-DOS format like in zip files so as to preserve seconds during extraction? What I am trying to accomplish is zipping top level Android ...
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Increase robustness of 7z LZMA archiving?

I create backups of several PHP projects like Wordpress etc, which contain a huge amount of small files. Hence I zip them into one archive to make transfering and checking the file easier / faster. I ...
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Extracting a PE32 Windows executable archive in Linux

Is it possible to extract a password protected Windows executable (.exe) in Linux? This is the file's type: file.exe: PE32 executable (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
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SD Card as a long term archive media using redundancy of data

For me, the chief fear of using SD cards for backup is reliability rather than storage capacity. SD cards are known to offer relatively high storage for little expense, compared to CDs and DVDs. ...
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New files added to 7zip arhive are not protected by password

I have an archive in my onedrive for business directory that contains sensitive information that I keep password protected for extra security. The problem is, when I add new files to the archive ...
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Is there anything "bad" data preservation-wise about zipping a big dir of subdirs and tons of files?

I have a "gold backup base" directory tree of 48 GB of data containing "11 411 Files, 1 054 Folders". Since USB/ROBOCOPY/Windows takes forever to transfer many little files to all ...
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7zip resume archiving after interruption ( command line )

I try to 7z the entire disk on windows, using 7zip. I do simple like this: 7z.exe a Z:\DriveBackupOct15.7z D:\ After a while process interrupted due to "System Error", because i accidently ...
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Copy entire drive in use per batches

I need to copy entire network drive (approx. 1TB) that is constantly in use to a remote location but in that remote location, no file can be larger than 1.3GB. How can I achieve this? I cannot first ...
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What does PowerISO mean by "unpacking" my image (*.img)?

I captured a bootable USB flash drive into an image (*.img) through PowerISO. When I open it in PowerISO, it indicates that it is in a sort of partitioning: Then when I click on "Burn", ...
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Zip encryption, individual files or the whole directory/file tree of the zip archive

As an example fuse-zip shows a directory list, when executed on an encrypted zip archive. The individual files then cannot be read or written to. But the directory tree and the individual file names ...
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Can I password protect new files added to an archived 7zip file? When I add news files to an archive, they're not password protected

Currently I have a 7-zip archive that I made full of videos and pictures that are password protected. Now, I have more videos and pictures that I want to put in the archive, however when I do, they're ...
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Best Way to Bulk Scan Center Stapled Booklets

I wanted to scan some A4-Sized Textbooks that had the centre stapled binding. There are around 60 (15-25 sheets each) of them that I wanted to scan as soon as possible. Is there any way I can scan ...
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How do I automatically make zip archives of every folder in a directory if the names are random?

I want to automatically save archives of Roblox versions. The Roblox versions folder path is "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Roblox\Versions". It normally only has 2 folders: one for Roblox,...
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Archiver for macOs that support file modifications in preview

I am a new macOS user and trying to get the same (or find alternatives) stack that I had on the previous platform. Here is my question: Is there any archiver app available that could open zipped ...
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Archiving cloud stored files to speed up syncing

I have a lot of small files (50,000+) stored in OneDrive. Whenever I log into OneDrive on a new computer, it takes a long time for it to sync the files (without downloading). Will it speed things up ...
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How do I get a better exploration for archives in ranger?

I'm not a fan of the default exploration for archives in Ranger, which resumes to showing the output of atool when opening the file. I found out this avfs config, which allows you to explore an ...
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