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Best way to compress files

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;) If you are running Windowes XP the easiest way is to highlite the file and right click it and go down to  ...send to compressed (zip) Folder and thats it. When you next open the file just extract it to where you want it......... good luck... :)

8) Microwave

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lol...yea...that sounds kinda normal

wen i tried compressing a bunch of Office2003 installation files (it was taking up a little more than 1 gig for all the installation files and whatnot), it took what seemed to be like 30 minutes (this was with winrar), so yea...9.6 gb probably would take a while

i guess it also depends on how many files there are, im guessing if it was just like 1 9.6 gb file, it would be a little faster than a thousand files that add up to 9.6gb[but dont quote me on this...]

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Ok well to finish things off, compressing a folder with video files or the files themself will NOT conserve space! <-- n00b

  Dont i wish it did! :(  140GB of video, and it hardly compresses at all.  Same with installation files.  Text files are the only files that compress really well.  Too bad :(

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thats the bad thing with Video files....so big

I have a stack of Digital tapes that I need to put on my computer, edit, burn to DVD and then re-archive...

They are like 12GB/hour and I have about 20 tapes...

I should be able to edit them from an hour down to about 10 minutes (2GB)

Then I should be able to archive the edited version on DVD and keep the original in its tape format...

thats the plan anyway

bama

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