How can you compress a huge file and make it small/ I've done tried WinRAR and 7z, still no luck on reducing the file size?

Just wondering How to compress big files to a small size and then be able to extract them to the full file

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  • 4 weeks ago

    What kind of a file are you trying to compress?  Normally video files and music files are already compressed and running them through a compression program like WinRAR or 7z will not compress them further.  Compression programs work great on things like Word documents, spreadsheets, some databases and other things that have a lot of empty space in them.  Also on many types of images.  But they do nothing on multi-media files because they are already compressed.

  • David
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    4 weeks ago

    I suspect you are trying to compress multimedia, video or audio files, these are already highly compressed so further compression won't help.

    Your only alternative is split the file into manageable chunks or use physical storage such as DVD or USB drives or cloud storage

    HTH

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