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Old 03-01-2006, 03:34 PM   #1
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I'm creating a disc for my cousin with a lot of software for her new laptop that she wants. Now, i have a bunch of compressed installation files, and have them in a folder. Now, can I compress those compressed files? I use winzip. And i don't want it to exceed 700 MB b/c i'm putting them on a cd-r

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With Win-Rar you can compress a great deal, but compressing a compressed file will not work unfortunately. Beyond that... try another CD? There really isn't much to get around that.
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who, me? or Lord Kalthorn?
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Very good question, where did Joepic come from?
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I'm creating a disc for my cousin with a lot of software for her new laptop that she wants. Now, i have a bunch of compressed installation files, and have them in a folder. Now, can I compress those compressed files? I use winzip. And i don't want it to exceed 700 MB b/c i'm putting them on a cd-r
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Why don't you just use multiple cd's? Yeha, compressing compressed files won't work. Try using a program like size me www.freewarepub.org/freeware/SizeMe.html to ultilize every drop of that 700mb.
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