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compress a huge file using WinZip

Hi:

Does anyone know the size limit of the file  that can be compressed by WinZip? Or does anyone know of another software that can compress files as big as 30GB?

I have a 30GB file that I wish to somehow put on a diet. But WinZip gives me the following error message:
"The compression cannot be performed because the size of the resulting compressed (zipped) folder is too large."

Thanks.
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sdc248
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mmcodefiveCommented:
You can use winrar. It allows you split up files like that into smaller parts and it will work on a file that large. Theres an option to break the file into multiple archives for DVD-r. That is probably your best bet.
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sdc248Author Commented:
I tried WinRAR and it compressed a 35GB file to 3GB. Superb!!
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sdc248Author Commented:
Thanks.
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