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File archivers are programs capable of adding files and folders into an archive file, such as 7-Zip, TAR, WinAce, and WinRAR.

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The files after extracting a tar

I recently start to use tar to backup my files on macOS. I usually use: tar cvf archive.tar foo bar and i also run this to check: tar tvf archive.tar It would show the following and it seems okay: -...
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How do I use 7Zip to open a file in an archive with a specific program?

Let's say there's an XML file in an archive, and I want to open it in Firefox but just double-clicking it will open it in notepad, the default program. How do I select the program?
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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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Backup zipping, continue where I left off

I have an old filebackup that takes up space. I want to zip it so I still have it, but reduce its size. Its size is massive, so ideally I want to find a way to create this zip backup in chunks, ...
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Can Archive Manager distinguish between wrong password and corrupted file?

I have two old encrypted RAR files. I know their passwords, but something interesting happens: When I try to open each file in File Roller (Ubuntu's default archive manager) and enter the wrong ...
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Can a malware file in a .zip file be executed when testing the .zip file?

OS : Windows 10 Can a malware file in a .zip file be executed when testing the .zip file? I mean, for example, testing by 7-zip context menu 'test archive'. The .zip file has no password and just ...
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Create multi volume archive of standalone zips

Is there a way using 7-Zip to create multi-volume archives (totaling many gigabytes) with each archive as a standalone zip with no files spanning multiple volumes??? Scenario. User has to upload 16 gb ...
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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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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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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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Utility for counting total files inside of multiple Zips?

On Windows 7, I have 120 Zip files, each Zip containing images. Is there any utility or software with which I can confirm how many total images are combined in all 120 Zips?
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Download and extract parts containing specific file from split 7z archive?

There's a file I want that's part of a very large, split 7z archive. Instead of downloading the entire 100gb archive, I'm wondering if it's possible to access the Compressed Metadata Block/End Header ...
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Is it possible to make equally sized multipart rar archives from a big file?

Size of multipart archives is maximized at 200 MB. I would like to determine the part size (<200 MB), to achieve equally sized multipart archives.
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Are there drawbacks to sqlite as archivation format?

I have a few huge folders of small files I want to archive for long term storage (about 200GB). Instead of just using something like gzip/tar/dar/7zip I am considering to use sqlite sqlite3 ...
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How to unarchive an rkv file?

I have an .rkv archive file from the early 2000's that I would like to unarchive. I found a github script, but using that it tells me: IOError: not an RKV archive Using the unix command file it ...
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How to store Windows special files in an archive?

I occasionally like to back up my entire Windows system drive (currently Windows 10, but I don't feel like this is a version-specific question), such as when I replace it. I like to archive it all ...
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Can an Antivirus delete files inside an archive?

If an Antivirus (ex:ESET) detects a virus inside an archive (ex: .RAR) will it automatically delete the infected file? Or would I need to delete the whole archive? (assuming the archive is not ...
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Add files to 7-Zip archive by dragging then onto the .7z file?

With WinZip, it's possible to drop a set of files onto a zip/zipx file, which results in the files being added or moved (depending on how you drop them, in the usual Windows manner) into the archive. ...
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How to make a LZMA:23 archive?

Im trying to make a custom launcher to Minecraft which will be helping with mods. Problem is that the launcher is packed inside a LZMA archive. I can open that archive with 7-zip but I cannot modify ...
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Can I open .zip files created with split .zip.001 files without 7-zip?

I use 7-zip to create several archives with fixed size (512 Mb) from one big file. They have this structure: my_name.zip.001 my_name.zip.002 ... my_name.zip.005 My problem is that without 7-zip I can'...
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extracting vs testing an archive?

is there any difference between extracting an archive vs testing it? I'm writing a batch script and if archive testing assumes extraction in the background then I'm planning to extract only and ...
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Merging many .rar files in one .rar file

I have about 200GB of rar part files (all .rar) that I would like to merge into 1 single .rar file. I'm trying to perform this in Windows. How would one go about merging many a rar file without ...
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Compressed file with a header containing all files within it, at the beginning of the file

I have noticed that most files resulting from a compression / archive process do not have a list of the files contained at the beginning of the resulting file, but rather at the end of it. For ...
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Does anyone know an effective method to ultra-compress files?

Does anyone know an effective method to ultra-compress files? You might have seen some PC games compressed to incredibly small sizes here and there (like GTA San Andreas which was compressed to 1mb ...
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How to create a self-extracting archive that works on DOS?

I need to create a self-extracting archive for DOS. It's on a legacy project that currently uses lha (by Haruyasu Yoshizaki) to create the self-extractor. This does work, however when it runs it asks ...
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How to umount file.tar.bz (that was mounted with archivemount) without needing sudo

As a regular user I mount my archive files with this: #!/bin/sh ARCHIVEF=$(zenity --file-selection --filename=/shared/); archivemount $ARCHIVEF /media/archivemount/ Unfortunately, sudo is required ...
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How is it possible that WinRAR can repair any volume with one .rev file?

I just learned about .rev files with WinRAR -- where if you have a 10-part RAR volume, for example, plus one .rev (recovery) volume -- the .rev volume will be able to "fix" any one corrupted .rar ...
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Whatever happened to compressed read/write filesystems?

Back in the 90s, my home computer was an Acorn Archimedes. It had on it a piece of software called ArcFS, which allowed you to create compressed archives, a bit like zip files. Unlike zip files, they ...
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Different compression methods in 7zip: Which is best suited for what task?

So there are different compression methods in 7zip. Which method is best suited for what task? For example: One difference between LZMA and LZMA2 is I can choose all my cpu cores, whereas in LZMA 2 ...
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