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Winrar Help

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#1 vzodiacv


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Posted 15 December 2008 - 02:40 AM

Ok i'm thinking of selling my computer and i have about 70 gigs of stuff i need to keep (progams, docs, pics, mp3's stuff like that) i have winrar and want to take all these files and make 1 big multiple rar to fit on dvd's so i can load them all back to my new comp (when i get it) and click the first so that it will extract all the stuff i saved in 1 shot.

how can i do this so that i have the smallest size in rars as possible to fit to dvd's so i don't use a ton of them?

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#2 Andrew


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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:57 PM

You'll want to create a split archive that spans volumes. Easy enough. I can't visualize the actual steps to take at the moment, but the built-in help should be enlightening. Search for "volume" and "span". That should get you some good results. I believe you can tell winrar how large each volume should be (it may have a preset for DVD, but I don't remember for sure.)

As for minimizing the total size, the best thing I can think of would be to set the compression level at Max. Bear in mind that with 70 gigs to process, winrar is going to take some time... a lot of time. Perhaps hours. If at all possible, I'd look through my files for any that I don't actually want.

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