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I want to compress a 5.7 MB file to half or more its size, how do I do that?
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you need a compression tool. You can get one from this page and use it to compress your file.  There are a few that are freeware:
http://tucows.revealed.net/comp95.html
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The percentage of compression varies enormously with the nature of the data you intend to compress.

It's not the same to compress a text file than a picture image, an executable program or a sound archive.

In fact, some files are already-compressed, this is, a .PCX or .GIF file (to mention a couple of examples) are compressable; but a .JPG is not (it's a pre-compressed format).

Classic compressors, like PKZIP, RAR, ARJ and others, hang around computer world since more than a decade ago.
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