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Questions tagged [file-archiver]

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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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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Encrypting and password protecting archive using gzip [duplicate]

I want to encrypt and password protect my archive file using gzip command. Is there any options in gzip command for achieving this like 7zr -mhe and -p options?I also want my password to be appended ...
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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 7-zip without 7-zip?

I use 7-zip to create several archives with fixed size (512 Mb) from one big file. And they have strcuture: 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 ...