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Compression and archive format that stores one or more files into a single file, usually with a .zip file extension.

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Very different compression rate with two similar files

I'm using WinRar to compress two text files, of approximately the same dimensions (80Mb), which contain a Json structured text. The text is generated by the same program and, inspecting it, it seems ...
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After 7z unzip only the temp word doc is visible (which is corrupt), the original is missing

I have once sent myself a 7zip file when changing computers, when I tried to unzip it, only one of the word documents have seemed to be 'corrupt'. When I later investigated, I have realized that when ...
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Batch Zipping files - Win10 - Zip groups of files with same first part of file name [closed]

I am set on a project to collect multiple years worth of data (several thousand .pdf files per year) and group them together by company code, which is the first few characters, separated by a space. ...
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Keyboard shortcut and right-click-menu item to ZIP all selected files/folders (with or without password)

I'd like to be able to ZIP all selected files/folders in one keyboard shortcut. How to enable this feature in Windows 7? Currently these are the options: Right-click > 7-Zip > Add to temp.zip Right-...
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Linux - compress specific files while preserving path and folder structure

So, basically I'd like to do this: Compress only specific files from a folder while preserving folder structure but instead of Windows and 7Z, do it on a Linux and with native Linux tools (no root ...
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Create 1 zip file per file in dir

To zip a file I use : zip -r 1.zip 1.graffle This works as expected. But how can I modify zip to zip each document in the current folder where each zip file is a 1:1 mapping. In other words all ...
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extract .rar multiparts with bash

i run this script but this have a problem with extract rar multiparts #!/usr/bin/env bash shopt -s extglob nullglob passw=( passfoo passbar passfoobar banana chocolate whiskey vodka ...
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What is the command to unzip folders in windows command line? [duplicate]

I have zip files which contains multiple xml files, I need to extract them by using command.
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unzip many files with different passwords and compression formats with bash script

I have this bash script to unzip files with different passwords. But it decompresses indefinitely and damages the decompressed files PASS="passfoo passbar passfoobar" LIST=$(ls -1 *.{zip,7z,7z.001,...
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zip: Argument list too long how to make a zip without subfolder?

I can't find a way to zip all file inside a folder without the folder itself -tempfolder --images ---1.jpg ---2.jpg ---3.jpg I need to zip all files inside images folder without creating the 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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Is it possible to find the password of a Zip file if you have all content that inside it on a separate folder?

I'm trying to find the password of a Zip file. I already have the content of the Zip file on a separate folder. But I want to find the password of the Zip. Would the files in the separate folder help? ...
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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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How to define default program to open splitted xxx#. files and convert them to txt format

Some months ago I have downloaded a dataset in UCI Machine Learning site composed as being one file with various subfolders inside, and each one of these subfolders with more subfolders inside, these ...
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Zip file once, extract twice

I have files for a mod for a game. This mod requires some music files to be present twice in different folders. Given that the music is the same in both folders, is there a way to zip the files once, ...
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ERROR: App can't run on your PC. Tried all options found on internet to fix

I downloaded a version of the Sims to my Windows 10 PC just an offline play zip file. Keep getting the error message App can't run on PC. I have tried every solution I can find as to why this keep ...
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Which Macmillan Learning Test Generator export format can be imported to the Canvas LMS?

Macmillan Learning allows the export of their question banks in the following formats: Cognero XML Word Document Angel 7.1 + Blackboard 7.1 + Respondus 3.5 + QTI Standard QTI 1.2 QTI 2.1 My ...
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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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How do you prevent lynx from unzipping files?

Lynx has this bizarre behaviour where it (randomly!) decides that a file is a zip file, and then automatically unzips it. This is extremely frustrating: it means it's no longer acting as a web browser ...
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Create a zipped file from command line and not include the whole “absolute” path

the script is created to be executed in multiple machines. current pwd is : /Users/Mach01 destination folder : /Users/Mach01/logDumps/Mach01Log.zip source folder : /Users/Mach01/Installs/logs I ...
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How to get the macOS “.zip” icons to go back to the original macOS default “.zip” icon

I'm running a brand new install of macOS Catalina and I changed my default application for unzipping files from Archive Utility (built into macOS) to Archiver by Incredible Bee. I right clicked on a ....
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Why is it not recommended to run a .exe file directly from a .zip file?

I thought that I could ZIP up a .exe file for portable use. But Windows says it won't work because it might depend on other files in the compressed folder. What does this mean? Why can't I just run ...
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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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How does a zip utility identify the file content and why .exe files can be unzipped?

I'm a little bit confusing about how does zip and unzip software identity whether the file its opening is a zip file or not. AFAIK, a program can identify a file with extension .zip is a zip file, ...
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How to efficiently extract the contents of incremental backup zip files and merge them together?

I have an issue with extracting zip files and I am having trouble finding the most efficient method. I have around 2000 zip files which contain incremental backups of a folder in the following path "C\...
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Is it safe to rely on zip to find data corruption in transmitted zip files?

In one paper I read that we can detect errors in the transmitted file by zipping and unzip, but I have doubts. For data integrity check, what if we do some operations before sending the data ...
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How to create a zip file openable with a specific version or greater

$ file * 68bcd5ef-e7a2-471d-a9b9-2c02fdfe9c69.data: Zip archive data, at least v4.5 to extract 70e07136-ba86-47fd-abcf-d502646bf69e.data: Zip archive data, at least v4.5 to extract 75007091-d9d6-4acf-...
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Download multiple files without zip?

I want to download multiple files from a Sharepoint folder to my hard drive. When I select multiple files to download it automatically zips them but our IT does not allow zip files, so nothing happens....
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How to view the properties/options of an SFX file?

I have a self extracting zip file that performs actions or has certain SFX-related settings. (e.g. when extracting, it automatically executes a program within the archive) How do I view these ...
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Set unzip location in Chocolatey Package Install Arguments

I'm trying to install a Chocolatey package which is essentially a zip archive from Github repository releases. Is it possible to set a custom unzip path in a manner similar to choco install ...
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Windows Explorer (File explorer) freezing when interacting with zip file

Whenever I interact (right-click, open, etc) with a zip file, windows explorer (file explorer) hangs for a couple of seconds and it's been bugging me for quite a while now. Help! Is there a way to ...
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Will adding a file to a zip file rewrite the whole file?

If I have a large zip file and add a file into it, will Windows create a copy of the file and then delete the original, causing very large "write amplification", or will it just add to the file? (...
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ZIP archive or MP4 container to save clusters?

For exchange and travel, I have an external USB HDD with a single partition (for compatibility with specific devices, e. g. a smart TV). Most of the existing content are video files between c. 100 MB ...
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Run live website to localhost - magento 1.9.1.3

I have some issues with running live website on Magento 1.9.1.3 to localhost. So far as it goes, I did this: Exported the database from live hosting to a simple zipped file named localhost.sql.zip ...
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Shell Script to Unzip/Extract zip files based on content code

I have multiple zip files for each day but the content of files differ based on the first code for each file. So, based on the code, I need to pick files for processing. If the code is 100 in the zip ...
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Create “Add to filename.rar” shortcut on Windows10 using AHK

I have a really simple problem which I haven't been able to find the right simple answer to. I'm working with a lot of folders. I want to improve my work speed. After selecting a folder that I need ...
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“The compressed (zip) folder is invalid or corrupted” error after downloading zip file Win10

After upgrading a Windows 7 PC to Windows 10, I get “The compressed (zip) folder is invalid or corrupted” error after downloading zip file when using Filezilla to download the file. If I use Windows ...
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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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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 to password protect a ZIP file in Win 10 without using external program?

How can I password protect a zip file in Win 10, without using an external program such as 7-zip etc.?
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Windows 10 - “Sort by Date” but with files on top?

I've noticed that for some reason, anything I unzip uses some other Modified by Date that is far older than when the folder was unzipped on my PC, that makes it very annoying to go through my files. ...
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Extract a zip file on 2 servers showed different Date Modified values

I received a zip file which contain hot fixes for a software product. now i extracted the zip file inside the test server and then inside the live server. but i was confused when the extracted files ...
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How to merge directories differing only by character case in their names?

Some cloud storage services let one download chosen directories as ZIP archives. But it appears that, on one of such services, the archives contain different-cased versions of the same directory. E.g. ...
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Run .exe from .zip files (without need of manual folder unpack)

Lets say, I have .exe executable (which has .dll dependencies) and I put then in .zip archive. When I open that archive (tried 7-zip, PearZip, Ashampoo ZIP, ZipWare ) and double-click the .exe ...
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Windows 10 security regarding malicious zipped files [closed]

Is there any possibility of malware infection in Windows 10 for the following three situations, a) When you download a zipped file, but do not use it (you do not open it)? and b) When you only ...
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VBScript CopyHere Function Stalling

I have a script to extract the contents of a .zip folder that isn't working (code at bottom of post, for reference). I create a destination folder if it doesn't exist, then use CopyHere to move the ...
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Create archive file with original the file structure, so that un-archive will extract those files/folder to exactly where it was

Let's say I have a file structure like so: / file0.txt file00.txt --folderA fileA1.txt fileA2.txt --folderB fileB.dat fileB.txt noisefile.noise123 --folderBB fileBB1....
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Excel Formula to Compare Zip Codes on separate worksheets

I have an Excel worksheet containing a column with ZIP codes. On a second worksheet I have a column containing a huge list of ZIP codes and another column containing a list of sales territories ...
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Zip a folder without hidden files or directories

As part of our work, we need to zip a bunch of folders and documents together and send them somewhere else, this is done with windows built in send to > compressed folder. Recently we have received ...

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