Advice 1: How to reduce the archive size

Often to send files by e-mail or writing to removable media data has to be reduced by the removal of any attributes and archiving. The last of these points has a lot of advantages in terms of the fact that despite the diversity of settings of programs-archivers, they are quite simple to use and does not require many system resources.
How to reduce the archive size
You will need
  • - archiving tool.
If you are backing up images, open each of them alternately using the program Paint. Not producing with him any manipulation, save them in the original directory, replacing the previous one. Check decreased if the volume of the archived files. Typically, this procedure removes unnecessary attributes from images, significantly reducing their size (often even twice).
Open the program WinRar archiver. Using the menu button review, add the files you need. The parameters specify the maximum data compression. The backup procedure will take considerably more time than under normal conditions, however, the size of the resulting file will be much smaller. It is in any case will not harm your data and will not affect their quality.
Do repeat the previous operation. Place your files in a specially created folder before doing this. After the file is moved into it fully, click the right mouse button and select "add to archive". Also, specify the maximum compression of the files.
If the previous paragraphs weren't enough, try to split the archive into parts, while selecting the right size, putting it in bytes. Also there are listed separately some of the values for breakdown and subsequent recording on media with limited memory, such as CD-ROMs. It is much more convenient because I do not have to perform double backups of the same files as another and at the maximum compression time for this procedure will take plenty. Very often this method is used for uploading large files in forums, which limited the size of attachments.
If you are going to write the archive to disk, it is best to choose a slow record, she was the highest quality, and would not have to further waste time to copy the archive before extracting it files.
Be careful when performing the split archive size is measured in bytes.
Useful advice
Use the maximum file compression.

Advice 2 : How to compress large file

To transfer files through network connections or transport them to removable media, it is desirable to limit the size to certain limits, which are determined by the network bandwidth or capacity of removable media. With files whose size in the frame do not fit, it is necessary to implement an additional manipulation - to compress or split. As a rule, for these purposes, use of archiving applications.
How to compress large file
Install in your system an application-archiver, if it isn't already in your Arsenal of utilities. The most common today among Russian-speaking users of computers WinRAR, and the rest of the European continent and the American continent still prefer WinZIP. The competition of these two market leaders is a free application 7-ZIP. Which of the options you choose, any of them will provide the opportunity to use any of these three archive formats and in addition also a set of formats third-party manufacturers. The following is a use for example WinRAR.
Look in your computer file you want to compress. During the installation process archiving tool adds additional functionality to Windows Explorer, so it's not necessary to run the program and use it to find the desired file. Use the way you're used to - for example, if all the files you store on your desktop, then just click the file with the right mouse button. The same can be done by launching Windows Explorer (win + e) and browsing to the folder where the file is stored.
Click one of the items related to archiving - there should be several. For example, if the file is called BigFile.psd, then click the row "add to archive BigFile.rar". The archiver will compress the file using the default installation, and create in the same folder a file with the specified name. If you choose the context menu item "add to archive" then the app will open a window where you can choose settings for a new archive. The installation is responsible for the compression of the file, is placed on the "General" tab and is provided with a header compression Method". Select from the drop down list one of the six options, while keeping in mind that the time required for the procedure of compression and subsequent decompression of the archive depends upon this choice. To start the procedure press the "OK"button.
Some types of files (e.g., videos) are already compressed almost to the limit, so archiving them will not give a significant effect. In this case you can use the archiver to create multi-volume archives, that is, to split the file into multiple parts of a given size, which, after moving them through the network or on removable media, are easily assembled into the original file. For this select in the context menu "add to archive" and then under "Split into volumes of size ..." to specify the size limit of each file of a multivolume archive. For example, typing in this field is 100m, you set a limit of one hundred megabytes, and 500k corresponds to 500 kilobytes.
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