Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail
Some compressing programs like say WinRar (that I used before Peazip) did offer me to shrink the images and movies by using lossy compression (that is by decreasing quality). THat's because shrinking the size of a movie or an image has limits, while with documents or programs you'll see a lot of shrinking.
Just checked Peazip, and found none of such (stupid) lossy compression options. Which is actually better. Less things to worry about.
A tip I always did to ensure future compatibility: make self-extracting archives. They are a bit bigger (a few mb), but will work on their own as well, so if for some reason other (future) programs will refuse to open them you can still access the data.
Okay, this is interesting. I did not know WinRAR had such capabilities.
But as far as I know, 7zip and Peazip(from you) don't have. And yes this is stupid really, when huge capacities are cheap nowadays.
Thanks for the tip, I forgot about this option and I will take into consideration.
Or, to add, this program might not work in the future...
Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue
You are moving the files to an external HD...
Is this drive one that will stay on your computer? I'd recommend taking the HD and storing it, as daily use of the drive will increase the chances of data loss.
I move files as necessary and then store it back in its case in my living-room. Now I'd be glad if you could explain why "daily use of the drive will increase the chances of data loss"