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Compressing data greater than 7 gig.

By t.dyson ·
I need some kind of freeware that will enable me to compress an output text file that is 7 gig + in size. Winzip is unable to fulfill the requirement.

Any suggestions?

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by shiny_topadm In reply to Compressing data greater ...

Hi, you're kidding about the 10 points, right?

A 7 gig text file is an extremely large document for any compression utility, free or otherwise. I don't think you'll find one. You would be much better off finding some way to logically break up the original file. Since it's 'text' that shouldn't be too hard (no special 'header' data, etc.). Even "the great American novel" is broken into chapters...

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by Lo In reply to Compressing data greater ...

Hi - Can't give you a freeware but for $60 (maybe less) you can use get PKZIP. I just did a test for another question trying to get a 4gb compressed. Said it wouldn't. My registered 2.6 version on Win NT Workstation did a 6.1gb file to just under2gb. I dont' think WinZip is freeware (it is try and if you like buy, but no enforcement). If you purchase a registered copy, it may do a larger file.

If you don't want / can't spend the $ and the files are really just text, you can take the previous post, bread into smaller, zip and combine on the other side. A quick bacic (or whatever you favorite prog lang is), can easily split the file into N files. DOS Copy will combine (or modify same prog to concatenate).

Lastly, I think WinZipneeds some work space to do the compression. Check that the disk it is using for a temp area has sufficinet space to allow the file to compress. The disk that is used is an option I think and default is probably C:\TEMP.

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