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    i have winrar but when i tried to compress stuff it doesnt compress very well like turns a 10mb thing to 9.6 or something
    i wanted to know how to do it?
    am i doing it right?
    i right click on what i want then click "add to archive" then pick best for compression rate

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    Default Re: winrar

    Not all files can be compressed further, So if its pictures,video, or audio then your out of luck.
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    Yeah like Metla said, a lot of common formats like .jpeg .mp3 etc are already heavily compressed.

    Files like .doc and .xls compress up really well though!
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    im trying to compress some warcraft 3 maps to send to a friend

    any idea if they compress?

    also i downloaded this.rar file once which was 6mb but when i uncompressed it it became 179mb i think

    how can you do that?

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    Default Re: winrar

    Try 7-zip

    Its free and similar, and may have better compression than Winrar

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    i ust tried7-Zip it didnt do any better either

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    Winrar is good. Some files just can't be compressed that much.

    If you had a pile of Word documents and inf files to send somewhere, they would zip up nicely.
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    Default Re: winrar

    When you say warcraft 3 maps ( please excuse lack of knowledge on this one, I dont play warcraft - no time) what format are they saved in ?

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    You can almost guarantee the maps are already compressed in some way if they don't come down much more. 7-zip is worth a try though, it's a pretty awesome compressor, especially when compressing many similar files together (such as possibly your maps).

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    don't bother with winrar whatsoever...it only gives a 45 day trial, and then it's a shareware pay software...just use 7-zip or zipcentral

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