Zip File Recovery

Tips to deal with slow extraction of zip files

At times you may have noticed that your zip utility is taking endless minutes to unzip a simple zip file which you had just downloaded from the internet.  If you are wondering what is causing that simple zip file you downloaded to get stuck up in the extraction process then your answer lies with the ubiquitous Windows Attachment Manager service. Let us look at the scenario in detail. Every file that you download from the internet is reviewed by the Windows Attachment Manager for potential...

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Creating large Zip files using 64 bit extensions

Over the last decade the personal computing world has seen numerous changes and one of the most significant amongst them has been the move towards 64 bit computing. Around 2003 the first Macs and later some PCs started to come with 64 bit processors which inherently had the potential to redefine the computing world. The zip format too has been affected by the march of 64 bit computing technology. The typical zip format used a 32 bit address register which limited the file sizes to 4GB. In...

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Why Multimedia files do not compress by a significant degree

The zip format typically allows us to compress most file types in an effective manner thus reducing the amount of space needed for storing those files. While file formats such as text or word documents tend compress significantly some file formats, especially multimedia files do not seem to compress by any notable degree. What makes multimedia files difficult to compress Most multimedia files like MP3, AVI or JPG tend to already exist in a significantly compressed state. The fact that...

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