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Archival style backup software or online service

I have some folders that I need constantly backed up. I need to have the backup in archival mode where nothing is ever deleted. That is, new files are backed up, backed up files are never deleted, ...
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How can I archive email offline in an indexable format?

When my emails reach a certain "age" I do want to keep them, but I do not want them cluttering up my Mail.app and taking up space on my server. My current strategy is to: filter them by sender, then ...
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Xcode 11 hangs during Archive on CocoaPods task

After updating Xcode, when archiving my iOS app, it hangs on a specific CocoaPods task (GEOSwift). Archiving just continues for an indeterminate time (I can let it work for hours without results). ...
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What is the difference between a local Mailbox and an archive in Apple Mail?

In Apple Mail in MacOS High Sierra I move all old sent and received mails out of the IMAP folders into a folder that is displayed as "Local" in the sidebar: That way I archive all my old mails and ...
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Where is Apple Health data “Exported”?

After chasing the "Export Health Data" option in Apple Health, and waiting a long time without feedback or any notification the initial dialing that is presented (see below) disappears, and nothing ...
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Archive email to selfhosted cloud

Our users have a very small mailbox. Increasing it's size is out of the question and they're using only iPhones and iPads. There is a big possibility of them losing/destroying their devices (don't ...
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Is an Archive Mailbox just a regular mailbox? Or is it special?

Apple Mail 9.3 has an archiving feature. I'd like to better understand what this feature does, how it works, and why someone would want to use it. Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time finding ...
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Preview an archive contents without extracting it

less command on Ubuntu allows to peek inside different kinds of archives from terminal. For example, all of these commands would show me the list of files in each of the four archives: less archive....
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How to use fiber-optic LC connector with my MacBook Pro for access to LTO-5 tape drive?

I'd like to use an LTO-5 tape drive to provide long term backup storage for files on my MacBook Pro that I wish to archive. It appears the drive uses a fiber-optic LC connector. Is there a way to ...
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How to create an IPA file (non-payload folder method)

I'm trying to create an iOS IPA file using Xcode. I have archived it (Product → Archive) and it is visible under my archives (Window → Organiser), but Xcode says I can't Export it unless I have an ...
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Trouble extracting zip file in macOS

I downloaded Signal desktop app from this URL: https://updates.signal.org/desktop/signal-desktop-mac-1.24.1.zip However, when attempting to extract the zip archive using unzip command, this is what ...
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Is xar preinstalled on macOS? [duplicate]

$ which xar /usr/bin/xar It's in /usr/bin. Does that mean it's preinstalled on mac?
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archiving pictures

I have a lot of pictures that are stored on my iPad, iPhone and iCloud. Can I archive selected folders on the cloud so I don’t have to swipe through so many to find what I want?
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Bug with Archive utility and Column view

On OSX Mojave, version 10.14.2. Related to this post, which does not solve the issue reported here. Step 1. Configure Archive Utility to prevent opening new Finder windows: Close all Finder windows. ...
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How do I extract RAR 5.0 split archives on iOS?

As mentioned in the title, I have received a number of RAR 5.0 split archives that I need to locally extract on iOS devices (iPhones and iPads). How do I achieve this? Edit 1: To answer the question ...
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Splitting Zip Files Based on Number of Files, Not Size

I'm looking to setup an automater script on my Mac. On a daily basis I'm compressing thousands of files into groups of 75 files by manually selecting the 75 and compressing them. Is there a way to ...
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How does macOS store Unix file permissions in ZIP files

I am trying to extract a ZIP file in Java which was created on a Mac using the built-in archive functionality of the Finder. As the ZIP file contains an application bundle, it is important to retain ...
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Compression / archival utility which stores the most metadata?

I recently did a backup of a FAT32 disk which contained a lot of diverse data. It contains many media files, many big binary files, and as usual with FAT32, it has all kinds of odd (but potentially ...
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Need a zip program for advanced power users [closed]

I need a comprehensive solution for several thousand downloaded files which will often require passwords, including .PART files, rar files, and zip files. I've tried UnRarX, 7zX, and Stuffit. ...
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How do I export Apple Health data?

Though there are are some old answers here about how this was once accomplished, it's not clear what the current procedure for exporting Apple Health data is, and though there is indeed an export ...
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Where is the “Send to Archive” option in High Sierra

I have recently updated to Mac OS X High Sierra and noticed that there is no longer a archive or compress option in the context menu in finder. Has this feature been removed or is a there a setting ...
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View/extract embedded archives with RAR

So I have something like this: I got this with rar l file2.rar This basically is one archive inside of another. Is there any way to list/extract the contents of file.rar that is inside file2.rar ...
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iMessage export to PDF [duplicate]

I am looking for advice for an iMessage program/app that can export threads with dates/times in conversation style, preferably to PDF. I have researched this quite a bit, but most results seem ...
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Trying to copy archive from one network share to another while ignoring the tilde character

I've been trying to copy an archive volume from one network share to another. Because most of these files are Mac files, I am using Mac Terminal to do so. I've tried every combination of cp, rsync, ...
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Archive mails in Apple Mail plus Office 365 setup

I am using my company mailbox since 2011. It has 18gb and >120.000 emails. I feel it very slow since several weeks and would like to archive a bunch of mails. Whats the right approach for archiving in ...
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Apple Mail: Adding two or more standard actions

I am happily using Apple Mail and have ordered my mail chaos into a great structured tree of certain archive directories. I use apple Mail rules to organize a lot of the incoming traffic to be ...
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Create tar archive with xz compression?

I'd like to create a tarball using the xz compression tool. According to google, as of 10.10 there is an undocumented "--xz" switch for tar but I can't get it to work. On linux there is a "-J" switch ...
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macOS Sierra Archive Utility compress popping up new windows

After updating my macOS to Sierra I've started experiencing a strange bug. When trying to compress some stuff to a zip (via the Archive Utility) it pops up a new Finder window after each compression. ...
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Program Icons bounce, but won't open on Apple MacBook Pro [closed]

I just got an Apple MacBook Pro that is 5 years old and I have no idea how to use it or if something is wrong with it. I have 10.9.5 and it's supposed to be compatible and it didn't work. Since then, ...
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Define Archive Folder in different account

Following the question, How to change the Mail “Archive” folder for email accounts in El Capitan: I have several mail accounts in macOS Sierra and would like to archive all mail in one folder in one ...
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Looking for crossplatform solution to sharing sensitive files

Is there a cross platform solution similar to a volume like with some DMG application installers when double clicked, they open with a prompt which pops up and asks if you agree with the terms or ...
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Open an IPA file from the command line

I am using an OSX box to run a bash script to extract an iOS IPA file so that I can use otool and nm to extract details about the app for vulnerability analysis. The ipa files are already decrypted, ...
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Extracting the contents of the Xcode XIP file on OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

I am having some trouble extracting the Xcode 8 XIP I downloaded from Apple. After trying to extract it, I get the following error: The operation couldn't be completed. cpio read error: Undefined ...
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Cannot change archive folder gmail on iPhone

Since yesterday I inadvertently deleted an important email (it's waaaay to easy to swipe left too much and delete the mail), I changed the default setting to "archive" instead of delete. But since I ...
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Compress without .DS_Store and __MACOSX

When I compress a folder or file by right click menu of Mac OS X, the archived file contains .DS_Store and __MACOSX folders. Because I share the archived file online for download, Windows users ...
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Archive Upload Failed due to error -22421

I was going to upload an app to iTunes Store, everything was going perfect, app validation test is also successfully completed, but when I tried to submit my app it gives an error. Here a screenshot ...
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How do I create a .tgz from Finder using Archive Utility?

How do I create a .tgz from Finder using Archive Utility? That is, I'd like to right-click on a directory and tar and zip it. Yes I know how to work with tar from the shell: tar zcvf ../foo.tgz . ...
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Batch compress multiple folders into individual zip files

I have dozens of folders that I need to compress into individual zip files. If I select all of these folders in the Finder and do "Compress [X] Items," I get one zip file containing all of the ...
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How to change the Mail “Archive” folder for email accounts in El Capitan

I have set the Apple Mail "Archive" folder to something custom in the past with the help of this question. However, the folder that I was previously using is "stuck" as the Archive folder, and my ...
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Unarchive a file with a set of provided password list

Is there a possibility like in jDownloader, where password protected files are automatically extracted by trying all passwords one by one which are provided by the user? Something like this: $ ...
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How can I reset the 'get info' preview image of archive utility?

When I zip or download a zipped file, Archive Utility doesn't display it's default zip icon anymore. Also when viewing Info and the large Previewer icon. It now displays this version of a program I ...
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How can I test all archives files in a folder to verify if they are corrupted or not?

I have a folder that contains many files, including some .zip, .tar, .tgz, 7z, and gz files. How can I test all archive files in this folder to verify if they are corrupted or not? The folder ...
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Archived Apple Messages - How to print or reactivate

Is there a way to print or reactivate text messages that have been archived? I can view the archived messages just fine in the ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages directory.
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Extending searching into the archives folder in Mail.app

When I'm doing a search into my mailbox, Mail is not looking into the archives folder, and that is pretty annoying. I checked "Look into every folder" into the preferences, but it doesn't change ...
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Swipe settings in El Capitan Mail.app

This is a different question from this. Is anybody able to develop a Terminal command that will change the behaviour of swipe settings in Mail? By default swipe right is 'Mark as Unread/Read' while ...
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Trying to find file location of Mac Mail Smartboxes so that I can run automatic email archiver

I'm currently working on a MacBook late 2008 with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. I use Mac Mail for my email. I have created smart mailboxes to collect together emails that relate to a project number. When ...
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How to see Archive Box

The Archive Box is not displayed in my Sidebar, yet I can archive mail. How do I get the Archive Folder to display, so i can retrieve my archived emails?
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Will a Airport Utility archive action delete files on the target disk?

Will an Airport Utility archive action delete files on the target disk? I have an older Apple Time Capsule 2TB and I have a Laccie 6TB USB3.0 drive connected to it in "safe 3TB" configuration. In my ...
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Not able to see the archive option

Just got a new mac. When I right click a .zip file, I don't see the Decompress/Archive option. Do I need to download something or change a configuration option?
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Is there any good alternative to winrar archiving utility for mac with ability to browse files before extracting them? [duplicate]

I have so far tried Keka and Unarchiver, but they both don't allow browsing the archive content. They simply extract everything contained in the archive which is not a desirable behaviour. Is there ...