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bradley27

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Hi

I have a folder on my desktop thats 1.30GB, i wish to place it on a 700mb CD, could i compress it with winrar to make it fit?? There are already a few files inside this folder that are currently winrar zipped as it is, but i wish to try and fit this one folder conataining those now on the disc....? I am unsure how to do so...
 
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Use WinRar to compress the folder and see what size the archive is. It's almost impossible to predict the amount of compression without actually compressing the files, or knowing in detail the content of every one.
You can also try 7-zip if you don't already own a copy of WinRar, it's free.
 

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Ok so with Winrar what do i actually do? How do i attempt to compress it?
This is my first time trying it, i normally just use it to access the files within...
 
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If you used the default options when installing WinRar will have added itself to the right click Menu.
Right click the folder, point to WinRar, choose Add to archive...
Select Best for the Compression Method.
Check the box for Solid Archive
Browse to where you want to save the archive, give it a name, then click Open
Click OK and the archive will be created.

Or run the program, click Add, Browse and give it a name
Click the Files tab, type the path to the folder, click OK.

Current versions may differ slightly, I'm using a very old version 3.

The help file has a pretty good Quick Start guide, unless they removed it.
 

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Thanks, i shall try this once i have finalised the folder in a few days...
 

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Mmmm ok....weird

Folder is 2.60GB
After being compressed 2.58GB

Thats not much difference at all....
 
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There should be an option to split it to a custom size (say 700MB) chunks.
 

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Ok, im trying that now, but maybe you can answer this one too, im going to be sending these to someone up north, now if its spliting the original file into 700mb chunks how do i get around extraction for the recieving person? How would they get the folder to extract fully if its split onto 2 different discs?
 
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You copy All CD's on a folder on the computer somewhere. I believe the chunks end in .001, .002 etc etc. Off the top of my head, you would open the .RAR extensioned file and choose extract to and tell it where you want it to be decompressed.
 
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