Understanding the Zipx file format and its benefits

Most of us who happen to zip files during the course of our work hardly even bother to look into the settings of the zipping application. Normally when you use an application like WinZip and try to zip a file, you receive the option to choose a compression method. Of the several options that you receive, if you choose the best compression method, set as default in any current version of WinZip, the output file would be in the .zipx format. .Zipx explained Essentially when you choose...

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Use Increased Zip Capacity of 64 Bit Zip files to create effective Backups

Our computers today are more than just tools that we use to execute our work. Over time they become huge repositories of data, including our images, critical business information and correspondence. The mere thought of losing your data can give you nightmares and thus most of us prefer to backup our data. One of the best ways to securely backup your data involves zipping your important files together into a single archive. However the file size limit of 4 GB enforced by the zip format seemed to...

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A quick comparison guide to zip compression by file types

With every passing day we tend to store more and more data onto our computers and suddenly you may find yourself running short of disk space. In such a scenario you may be tempted to zip a bunch of your files, say your image or video collection to save on disk space. However before you undertake such an exercise, you need to understand which file types can be compressed the most and which files hardly shrink when we zip them. Word files and text files are a good bet for zipping One of...

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