Archive utility

Discussion in 'macOS' started by harveypooka, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    When you right click a bunch of files and Archive them, it's supposed to compress them right? Or is it just a straight lump together?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It creates a zip file. I would have thought that they would get compressed. Note that some files compress better than others. Plain text will compress well. Packed binary data will compress badly.
     
  3. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, maybe it's the media I'm working with. Thinking about it, it was some .avi files I was compressing - maybe they were heavily compressed to begin with?
     
  4. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Thats probable it. I once tried to back up my iTunes library, it went from 5.7gb to 5.5gb. Some things just can't be squeezed any smaller.
     

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