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archive program

Software that compresses multiple files and folders into a single file (the "archive"). If a folder or a hierarchy of folders is compressed, the file/folder relationship is maintained within the archived file, and it is restored when the archive is decompressed back to its original state. Although there are numerous compression formats, many archive programs (archivers) support the very popular ZIP format. See archive, archive formats, ZIP file and data compression.
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7, the all-inclusive zip archive program for Windows 98 through Windows Vista Ultimate and 64 bit editions.