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Windows 7: help with compressing files

19 Mar 2011   #1
Ginmardo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
help with compressing files

Can anyone provide me with a link to or a step by step tutorial on how to compress 6GB to max 4GB?
I've seen it been done with pc game files: you download a 3GB .rar file and unpack it to become a 6GB size folder. I want learn how to do this so that I can back my pc games.

Thanx ahead, guys. Looking forward to your replies and solutions

P.s. I realize that winrar isn't the only compression software, so if you could recommend me a software which can allow me to compress game files to fit on a dvd disc.


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19 Mar 2011   #2
sordid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can't compress every data that much.
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20 Mar 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

7zip seems to be replacing winrar for most uses.
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