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#26 Old 20th Mar 2019 at 8:51 PM
nobody (?) will burn you for that. I hope.

Just most Free Software* is (if curated actively) usually better and safer to use, and also standards' compliant, most proprietary software uses theirs own special format with no other reason than create a jail for the user. Yeah... not to mention these hardware companies able to even invent special screws for... well - screw theirs clients.

But it's your choice. I've never used rar, nor ace because of theirs slowness, weak encryption (like Word level weak), non standard format, and overall peskiness.

*It's not the same so "Open Source", please do not start the armaggeddon there

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#27 Old 20th Mar 2019 at 10:37 PM Last edited by Bulbizarre : 20th Mar 2019 at 10:52 PM.
There's a few advantages of rar over 7Z, such as error correction, but I prefer the better compression.

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#28 Old 20th Mar 2019 at 11:49 PM
Well, after reading this thread, I've uninstalled WinRAR and installed 7zip (following an auto-link in aelflaed's post (#22). I hope I've done the right thing. I just updated WinRAR a couple of months ago, but the version had already moved on from 5.6 to 5.7, so my copy was already out of date.

My first thought is that I find 7zip a bit less intuitive to use than WinRAR, but that's maybe just because I'm new to it.The only thing I ever use WinRAR for is to decompress Sims 2 CC files if they're in the .RAR format. For all other archiving, including backing up my game, I use .zip files and the Windows interface. (Windows calls them "Compressed Folders".)

This thread put the wind up me a bit, but what really persuaded me to switch was the "split" feature mentioned by frogz in post #23. Every few weeks I make a full back up of my Documents\Sims 2 Folder, and move it to a DVD for safe keeping. When I first started, I used to get 7 full Sims backups on one DVD, but now I only get one onto the DVD. So it seems clear to me that, as I keep adding CC to my downloads folder , and Sims to my neighbourhoods, the day will come when my full backup will no longer fit onto one DVD. And when that happens I'll need a "split" feature.

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#29 Old Yesterday at 1:00 AM
@AndrewGloria - no need for 7-Zip. CDBurnerXP can handle splitting files across multiple discs. It's called disc spanning.

Watch out when installing. I think it comes bundled with OpenCandy, so it might try to sneak in a toolbar.

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#30 Old Yesterday at 1:59 AM
I'm so confused.

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#31 Old Yesterday at 2:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by joandsarah77
I'm so confused.


Update WinRAR or use 7-Zip. If you want to split multiple files between discs, use CDBurnerXP's disc spanning.

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#32 Old Yesterday at 3:23 AM
em...

from RightClick-> 7zip -> Add To Archive
[option window]: split to volumes (lower left side)



there's help file BTW: https://sevenzip.osdn.jp/chm/start.htm

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favorite quote: "When ElaineNualla is posting..I always read..Nutella. I am sorry" by Rosebine
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#33 Old Yesterday at 3:26 AM
My WinRAR is updated and why do I need to split files? Is WinRAR dangerous or can I continue using it? I hate change.

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#34 Old Yesterday at 6:14 AM
There's nothing wrong with WinRAR. You can keep using it.
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#35 Old Yesterday at 7:16 AM
Good, then I will! *goes off grumbling about kids on her lawn and new-fangled things*

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#36 Old Yesterday at 8:24 AM
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Originally Posted by joandsarah77
My WinRAR is updated and why do I need to split files? Is WinRAR dangerous or can I continue using it? I hate change.


If it's updated, you're fine.

AndrewGloria mentioned wanting to split files between discs when backing up his neighbourhoods. That's why I suggested using disc spanning.

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#37 Old Yesterday at 8:38 AM
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Originally Posted by joandsarah77
Good, then I will! *goes off grumbling about kids on her lawn and new-fangled things*


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