Zip File Question


O

olson_ord

Hi,
I have a huge number of files that need to be burnt to a DVD. Just
before I was to burn them I realized that there is a limitation to the
filename length. (I have liberally named my files with huge names - as
Windows XP accepts them.) I have too many files to try to rename each
by hand.
As a solution to my problem, I added the files to a folder and then
Compressed the folder using Send To -> Compressed (zipped) Folder. My
problem is that my compressed folder is about 4.3 GB and Windows does
not seem to be able to read it - or extract the files. Is there anyway
to read a compressed folder of that size. (I have heard that there is a
limitation to the zip filesize - but I am hoping that there is a way
around.) I am sure that my zipped folder (which was zipped using the
Windows Explorer) is OK, because Linux tools seem to be able to read it
and can extract it.)

Thanks to anyone who has ideas.
O.O.
 
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D

DandyDon

Instead of dinking for hours with XP's tools trying to get it to work,
search www.snapfiles.com for a better, free, file compression utility and
include a copy of it on your DVD, along with instructions written in Notepad
or Wordpad for the end user to install the utility first.
 
O

olson_ord

Thanks a lot for your suggestion DandyDon. I think I would use it if I
don't get anything better.
Regards,
Rio
 
A

Ayush

And for the next time, use WinRAR. Its better in many ways :
1.Support large files and sizes
2.Much Much better compression than zip
3.You can made a Self extracting File that is a exe file, that will only
add few KB to the file and you don't need any tool to open it simply double
click.
4.Fast, easy to use, option to add recovery information to recover even
physically damaged files.
5.Lock the file with password. [Of Course]

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: Thanks a lot for your suggestion DandyDon. I think I would use it if I
: don't get anything better.
: Regards,
: Rio
:
:
: DandyDon wrote:
: > Instead of dinking for hours with XP's tools trying to get it to work,
: > search www.snapfiles.com for a better, free, file compression utility
and
: > include a copy of it on your DVD, along with instructions written in
Notepad
: > or Wordpad for the end user to install the utility first.
: >
:
 
O

olson_ord

Thanks for your suggestion Ayush. I guess that WinRAR is not free - but
shareware, so I am not inclined to use it. I am considering burning my
DVD with the UDF format which has the ability to handle long filenames.
I am not sure if this would work, but I would be giving this a try.
Regards,
O.O.
And for the next time, use WinRAR. Its better in many ways :
1.Support large files and sizes
2.Much Much better compression than zip
3.You can made a Self extracting File that is a exe file, that will only
add few KB to the file and you don't need any tool to open it simply double
click.
4.Fast, easy to use, option to add recovery information to recover even
physically damaged files.
5.Lock the file with password. [Of Course]

--
Ayush [ Be ''?'' Happy ]
 
A

Alan

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A

Alan

Hi,

You can download a useful tool at http://www.datanumen.com/azr/LFS.zip
to have a try. It can split your large compressed folder into several
small ones, the procedure is as follows:

1. Start the "Large File Splitter".
2. Select your Zip file and click "Split" button to split the Zip file
into small files about 1GB each.
3. Start "Advanced Zip Repair" and repair the files in batch.that can
be opened by WinZip.

To get more detailed information about our product Advanced ZIP Repair,
please visit
http://www.datanumen.com/azr/index.htm

You can also get a free demo version at
http://www.datanumen.com/azr/azr.exe

Alan Chen
DataNumen, Inc. - World leader in data recovery technologies
Website: http://www.datanumen.com
Fax: +1-800-9917-FAX (US Toll-Free), +852-31829286 (HONG KONG)
 

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