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How to Compress a Video and Reduce the File Size

Need to compress a video? Here's how you reduce your video size on any operating system.

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The 10 Most Common Audio Formats: Which One Should You Use?

You know about MP3, but what about AAC, FLAC, OGG, or WMA? Why do so many audio file formats exist and is there a best audio format?

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How to Compress and Decompress Files in Node.js

Make use of Archiver and Unzipper packages to compress and decompress files in Node.js.

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What Is the Difference Between Encryption, Compression, and Archiving?

Those these terms are directly linked, they're not the same.

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How to Compress a PDF and Reduce Its File Size Manually

This guide covers how to make a PDF smaller and manually reduce its size using simple programs and tools.

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The 10 Best Tools to Open RAR Files

Don't know how to open RAR files? Here are the best file compression and extraction tools worth using.

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How to Open and Extract RAR Files on Mac

If you downloaded RAR files to your Mac and you're not sure how to extract them, here are your options.

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What Is a GZ File and How Do You Unzip It?

Found a GZ file on your computer but can't open it? Here's how you extract the file content on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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5 Ways to Extract ZIP Files in Windows 11

Did you download a ZIP file and now wondering how to open it? Here's how you can do so.

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Can’t Extract ZIP Files in Windows 11? Here’s How to Fix It

Can't open the ZIP file you just downloaded from Google Drive? Here's how you can fix it.

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The Best File Compression and Extraction Tools for Windows

Need to compress a large file? Here are our top picks for file compression and archiving apps on Windows.

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How to Extract a Single File or Directory From TAR or TAR.GZ

Want to extract a single file or folder from a TAR or TAR.GZ archive? Here's how you can do that on Linux, using the tar command.

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What Is a Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) File?

Store, transfer, and share complete drives with the VHD file format.

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How to Save Disk Space in Windows 10

In terms of disk space requirements, Windows 10 is downright gluttonous. Wasting 20 GB on a small SSD can be frustrating. Fortunately, you can reduce the Windows 10 footprint and reclaim some of that space.

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Working With Archives in Go

Use Go’s archive library to extract zip files or create your own.

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What Is the AV1 Video Codec and What Is It Used For?

AV1 is one of the latest and greatest video codecs, and this is how it works.

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How to Compress and Decompress Files in Golang

Make use of Gzip and Zlib packages to compress and decompress files in Golang.

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4 Ways to Enable or Disable NTFS File Compression in Windows 11

Enable NTFS file compression and save some room on Windows 11.

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Should You Compress Your OS Drive to Save Disk Space?

Are the space savings worth the extra processing?

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What Is a Disk Image? ISO, IMG, DMG, and Others Explained

Disk images encoded as ISO, DMG, and other file types are perfect for cloning, safekeeping, and sharing legacy storage media such as CDs and DVD-ROMs.