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../images/bullet2.gifWin2000 Pro Compressed Folders
File Compression:

Even though Hard Disk Drives continue to increase in speed and capacity, File Compression continues also to remain a necessary staple in our PC-Centric lives.

  1. The sound of science CNET News.com: Science of Compressing Digital Audio files (3/21/2004)
  2. www.eWeek.com - Vulnerability in WinZip Could Compromise Security: "According to iDefense, versions 7 and 8, as well as the latest beta of WinZip 9 are vulnerable to this attack. However, the released Version 9 of WinZip is not vulnerable." (3/3/2004).
  3. Is Zip coming undone CNET News.com: Divide and be Conquered - An old Dog learning new tricks to compete. (8/19/2003).

 

File Types:
  1. www.microsoft.com/technet - File Names in Windows XP Professional: (10/23/2003).
  2. msdn.microsoft.com - File Name Extensions: "Specific guidelines for the use of file name extensions for Windows Media metafiles." (8/21/2003)
  3. WPL Format: Windows Media Playlists [*.wpl files] (8/21/2003)

    C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\My Music\My Playlists - Playlist.wpl

  4. My File Formats - The Programmer's File Format Collection: (6/11/2003).
  5. Broadcast Wave Format - They moved the link - These work! (11/29/2002)
  6. Broadcast Wave Format - Users Guide (11/29/2002)
  7. ../images/bullet2.gifWhat Is...every file format in the world - A through E (5/24/2002).
  8. ../images/bullet2.gifFILExt - The File Extension Source (5/23/2002).
  9. DataViz - File Compatibility Solutions: Conversions Plus Product Area: Don't get caught with a file you can't open

 

Audio File Compression Schemes:
  1. ../images/bullet2.gifHarmony Central New Audio Compression Software from GenieSys (5/12/2002).
    1. www.genevoice.com
  2. images/bullet2.gifsfArk SoundFont Compression - A lossless compression utility for SoundFont files.  sfArk is free for non-commercial use.
  3. SoftSound Shorten - For GigaStudio Sounds.

 

File & Folder Zip Compression Applications:
  1. ../images/bullet2.gifUnzipThemAll - English Page: Extract archive files (zip, rar and ace format) in one operation. Possibly best solution for Win2000 Users? (4/13/2003)
  2. www.1StepUnZip.com
  3. www.4Zip.com - 4ZIP Zip Manager
  4. www.aladdinsys.com: StuffIt!
  5. www.apago.com - Apago PDFshrink, PDF Compression Utility (Currently MAC only!)
  6. Archive Peek by Javier Thaine (8/14/2002).
  7. AutoZip
  8. www.Avantrix.com: ExpressZIP
  9. www.BitZipper.com - WinXP look. comparison page
  10. CAM Development - CAM UnZip: Freeware! (9/18/2002)
  11. www.ctan.org/tex-archive/tools/zip/info-zip/: Info-ZIP
  12. www.cuteftp.com/products/cutezip: See Specials, get Cute everything! ;)
  13. www.genevoice.com: AudioCollapse RatHole
  14. www.gzip.org: gzip
  15. www.Info-ZIP.org:
  16. ../images/bullet2.gifwww.ontrack.com/zipmagic - [ZipMagic 4.0 FAQs]
    Sold to www.aladdinsys.com/support/preontrack.html
  17. www.pentazip.com -
  18. www.PicoZip.com - Very slick interface. Has WinXP look.
  19. www.pkware.com: PKZip, The Original.
  20. www.PowerArchiver.com: The Ultimate Archive Utility for Windows - Opens Zip Files.
  21. www.PowerZip.biz
  22. www.RARarchiver.com: WinRAR Reg Site
  23. www.rarsoft.com: WinRAR Archive utility for Windows. Used for GigaSampler
  24. Self-Extracting Archive Utility
  25. www.simplyzip.com
  26. www.SoftComplete.com: PowerArc (8/19/2003).
  27. www.softsound.com: Shorten also used for GigaSampler Instrument compression.
  28. SuperZip - www.integsoft.com
  29. www.stuffit.com/stuffit/win
  30. www.unzip.com - Don't go there yet! Domain just registered. No data!
  31. www.unzipwizard.com
  32. UPX the Ultimate Packer for eXecutables (7/14/2002).
  33. Unziplify - TabDown Enterprises: Freeware!
  34. www.winace.com - WinAce - your archiving companion:
  35. WinRAR - www.rarlab.com
  36. www.WinZip.com: WinZip - A long time favorite.
  37. New Listing! www.Zip995.com: (12/30/2003)
  38. www.zipitfast.com
  39. ZipOffice, Atypie Software - www.zipstore.com
  40. ZIP Plus 2001
  41. Zip Projects
  42. ZipScan Search Zip files, Search CAB files
  43. ZipWave Home Page Visual Archive Utility For Windows

 

ZIP Password Recovery:
  1. ELCOMSOFT Advanced ZIP Password Recovery
  2. VDGsoftware - Ultimate ZIP Cracker
  3. www.zipcure.com

 

Understanding Compressed Folders:
  1. images/bullet2.gifQ129605 - HOW TO Extract Original Compressed Windows Files
  2. HOW TO Use Compressed (Zipped) Folders in Windows XP
  3. images/bullet2.gifWin2000 Pro Compressed Folders
  4. Compressed (zipped) Folders overview
  5. File compression overview: NTFS compression versus Compressed (zipped) Folders
  6. Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS01-019): Passwords for Compressed Folders are Recoverable. Details kept in c:\windows\dynazip.log
  7. Uninstalling WinZip Removes Compressed Folders in Windows Me
  8. Windows ME Compressed Folders
  9. Description of Compressed Folders and Files With .Zip File Extensions in Windows Millennium Edition (Q272996)
  10. Performance Is Reduced When You Copy Files to Compressed Folder
  11. Cannot Copy Fonts from a Compressed Folder to the Fonts Folder
  12. images/bullet2.gifPlus! 98 Cannot Use Compressed Folders After Installing WinZip
  13. 129605 - HOW TO Extract Original Compressed Windows Files: Win95, Win98, Win98SE & WinMe.
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