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How Does File Compression Works?

👤 🕔 October 4, 2014 0

The process of reducing the size of a file without having to loss as much as possible any of its contents is called file compression. As the name suggests, it is simply a procedure done by smart software where numerous files are put together as if in a package and zip so it doesn’t scatter.

The purpose of all these is to maximize the space in one’s computer in order to reserve further location for future files that needs saving.  Encoding of data information in an efficient manner is what file compression is all about.

As a result, a generally smaller file size is made in order to produce a quick transport of digital files from one PC to multiple networks.

How Does File Compression Works?

How Does File Compression Works ?


How Does File Compression Works ?


File compression did not evolve instantly. It has been carefully designed to aid those who really have issues archiving files. The purpose is to make zipping and unzipping records kept smoothly anytime the need arise. Below is how the process works:


  • There are numerous loose files stored in similarly loose folders all occupying a large storage space in one’s PC. There are different audio files, multiple images, and a variety of video files. All clutters in different places.


  • Download a file compression tool to sort things out and put all the scatters in your PC into a well-organized location as if a very small library of records all neatly piled in order, and you’re almost close to a complete compression project.


  • Once download is done and you have successfully installed the file compression program, start the file compression and a little later, all your folders are now just down to 3 – audio, video, and images.

Imagine the space you have saved. What you have done is simply put, clearing of unwanted duplicates and reserving spaces for much more important records that require safekeeping moving forward. You just saved yourself space, time, and money.


Compression File Explained


Now that you have learned all these things about file compression, you surely are very much aware what exactly its purpose is. Most offices, private or otherwise, require these types of software in order to make organizational tasks easy to locate.

At the same time, operation is fast as transmission and presentation of folders from distant location are made possible due to lightweight zipped folders which can just be easily transported. This used to be an issue with stakeholders before as folders need to be manually passed on over to one another so paper cost can be tremendous.

That need for space and time had been the basis of this file compression discovery. In fact, if you still do not have a file compression tool in your PC these days, anybody would think you have been a little outdated.


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