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removing pages from a PDF increases size [duplicate]

I have a 100-page PDF document, whose size is about 1MB. Using Preview, I exported 2 pages (that contain only text, no graphics, nothing fancy) to a new PDF. The size of the new file is also about ...
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kernel: decmpfs repeated error messages origin?

I am in the process of evaluating different anti-virus on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite…). Upon running a full scan to test Sophos on a Mountain Lion Mac I witnessed a total slow down ...
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Why is this folder 4.2mb? It only has a handful of relatively small text files in it!

I have a WordPress plugin which was originally 26kb zipped (79kb uncompressed). I installed it, then made some live changes, then downloaded it and found that the plugin folder is showing 4.2MB in ...
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Does OSX 10.10.4 support LZMA compression at the individual file level (not tar files)?

From the command line, I would like to compress some database dumps using the LZMA algorithm. And, OSX adds XZ support (written in October of last year), claims " It turns out the XZ support in OS X ...
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Exponential PDF File Size in Preview

I have word document (.docx on a mac) at 3.4 MB. When I save it to PDF it becomes a whomping 90 MB. I can't make it smaller and I can't figure out why it's happening. Here are the details: I've ...
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How do I transparently compress a directory?

I'd like to enable HFS+ compression for a directory, applying it to both the existing files in that directory and newly copied files. I expect to be able to read and write the contents of that ...
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How to zip from terminal without creating folder structure of path to folder?

It is possible to zip a target folder with encryption by the terminal command zip -er ~/Desktop/myzippedfolder.zip ~/Documents/myfolder/ However, the contents of myzippedfolder will be a folder ...
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Can I compress SMS content to free up storage?

My SMS on my iPhone is growing everyday. According to my iPhone's Usage function, I have about 1.2GB of SMS data. My phone has been running on low storage and any megabytes are precious. Is there ...
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What is wrong with “compress” option?

In finder, I can cntrl + click on a file and click "compress"... Sometimes. It seems that randomly the option just won't show up and I have to open a new finder window, or duplicate the folder first, ...
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OSX: move to archive (compress a folder and remove it)

I'm looking for a way to zip (or 7z) files via a file manager in such a way that the original folder is deleted right after the zipping finished (less clutter when batching compression of multiple ...
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What does error “the Classic Environment is no longer supported” mean?

I created a .app file that is 303KB on disk. When I right click it and press Compress... I end up getting a 8.4MB .zip archive. I tried sending the .app via email to myself and compressing it on ...
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Extract jpeg File

Often files are hidden in .jpg files simply by opening them up with 7zip, then closing them again. Mac OS X archive utility does not have this ability. Is there any software available for osx that ...
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Extract zip file to different location without Terminal

Without third-party software, is there a way to extract a zip file to a different location without using Terminal? I realize I could use unzip file.zip -d /path/to/destination, but I'd love to do it ...
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How can I make a PDF document smaller?

Here's my problem, I have a PDF document 583KB, and I want to make it under 500KB so I can upload it. What should I do?
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I need to compress a PDF to 5 mb (at most, but best exactly)

Is there any way to compress a PDF (with the preview / iOS default software) to a certain size in mb (in my case as close as possible under or equal 5 mb)? The actual size right now is (6 scanned ...
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TarPit not working in Mavericks

One of my favorite applications appears not to be working after making the upgrade to Mavericks. I am referring to TarPit which creates easily archives for me. I just loved this application since on ...
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Compress folders with lots of duplicate files

I have a hierarchy of folders which contain lots of duplicates files (it's a series of versions of a LaTeX document, and while the evolved a lot, many of the figures are identical in multiple ...
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Options on a Mac for a writable, compressed file system?

I have a SSD drive on my MacBook Pro and I'm constantly running on out of disk space because I need to install and run multiple virtual machines (Linux, Windows etc) on my Mac. Is there a way to mount ...
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Replace “Compress” in Finder context menu with other compression app

I've lost some sensitive data because the built-in compression utility generates corrupt files and doesn't show any error. After I compressed about 1 Gb of files with Finder's "Compress", I decided ...
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How to add a file into zip?

I have a quite large zip file with archived documents and I want to add a new file into it. How to do it quick and easy? The archive is quite large, so extract+add+compress+delete is not preffered ...
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Why are MP3 files not noticeably compressed by the compression tools within Lion?

I clicked the 'Compress xxx' option in the popup menu in order to compress a folder of MP3 files, but the result was a .zip file that is almost the same size as before compressing; it seemed to only ...
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why does OSX add extra '._<filename>' when I tar a directory?

I'd just like to know why if I "tar -czf" a file/directory, osx adds a: ._ for each file? I see these when I untar in linux. Or when I work with the uncompressed project in eclipse as it doesn't ...
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Is there a way for me to open a .xdi file?

I have on my computer a file that as been compress with the .xdi extension. Is there a way for me on my Mac OS X to open it?
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Problem with corrupt .rar file

I have a big file compressed in split .rar archives. There are 68 archives named .rar, .r01, .r02, etc., annd the problem is that .r36 is corrupted resulting in an Unexpected end of archive. I've ...
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Create a zip file using an Automator Service

I am trying to create a service in Automator in Mac OS X Mountain Lion. The command that I want to use is as follows: zip zip-file.zip "$@" And here is a screen capture of what I did: It works. ...
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Is Mac OS X's Compress a “standard” zip?

When I submit my research papers to an online review system, I prefer to upload all files (manuscript, figures, etc) by a single zip file, so that the review system can unzip the file. Otherwise, I ...
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Can I change compression settings on built-in archive utility?

I have a bunch of files I want to compress to stick in my dropbox account (as a single archive file.) When I select all the files in Finder and right click, I get the choice to "compress", which does ...
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iPhoto files compressed in Time Capsule. Where is the original size?

My 8 year old iMac died some days ago. Fortunately, I have everything backed up on my Time Capsule. I just tried to get my photos from iPhoto off it, but realized that all my shots have been ...
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Convert a number of zip file to rar?

Any suggestion of how to convert tens of zip files to rar format? App or command line tool are welcome.
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Can .zip folders created using Windows XP Pro be opened and extracted on Mac without any additional software?

I am a Windows user, and I would like to send a compressed archive/folder to my colleague who is a Mac user. I do not want him to have to download any additional software to open and extract it. Can ...
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Is there a Mac utility to create an executable Zip/archive?

Is there a corresponding utility similar to the Windows Zip-to-Exe utility? I would like to compress an archive with a flash presentation (containing a lot of files), and make it executable in Mac, ...
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Software to losslessly optimize batches of image files

I frequently work with large numbers of image files to be used in websites. I'm currently using Photoshop's 'Save for Web' tool to find the most efficient way to compress images, but that takes some ...
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Creating an automated HFS+ compressed folder

I would like to set up an automated way for archiving files in OS X Lion. By archiving I mean using HFS+ compression feature on a specific folder, and make every file that I move into this folder ...
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How do I create a DMG file from a directory?

I'm trying to add a few files into a dmg. How do I create a DMG file from a directory?
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Does the iPhone compress emailed videos?

When you open a video in the Photos app and choose to send it via email, does the video get compressed, or is it sent using the same resolution it was shot in? I'm mainly wondering about the iPhone ...
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Tools to compress and encrypt files

I want to compress several files and encrypt them with a password if possible. Are there any build-in tools in Mac OS that provide such functionality? If not, can you recommend me a (freeware) ...
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Compressing iTunes Library

Like most of you I have a very large iTunes Library with a lot of video content; I was wondering if it is possible to save the video content in compressed form(since space is always an issue) but ...
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Why are so many Mac downloads a .dmg just that contains a single .pkg?

I've noticed that many downloads are a dmg (disk image) that contains a single pkg file (installation package). Usually the pkg seems to be already compressed since the dmg doesn't reduce the file ...