How can compress GB file to MB file?

By Hashim56
Mar 6, 2012
  1. Hello dear brothers and experts hope u all will be fine my english is little weak sorry for that.
    I have instaled gta sanandras which fulling my c drive how can i compress it and reduce it size do u have any software or thing if u know then plz tell me and link me how to compress gb file into mb files thanx in advance experts help me ?
  2. m4D

    m4D TS Rookie

    basicly, you just can't do it
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    You can't compress program sizes.
  4. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,008   +50

    You can't compress game files. But you can add another hard drive (D: ?) to store your extra programs on.
  5. Hashim56

    Hashim56 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    But when iam saving a software in my drive then how can i reduce the size ?
  6. m4D

    m4D TS Rookie

    google about file-system level compression. you'll have a penalty in read/write speed, but files will taka less space, then their original size.

    p.s. simplest way to use the thing: check flag 'use compression' during format of a logical drive with std win tool
  7. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,008   +50

    Compressing code

    Hi Hashim56, You cannot compress (zip) a game such as GTA San Andreas, and then expect it to work again.
    But you can compress your own work, using something like;

    It's much easier to add another hard drive, and give your PC more room to save to.
    Or if your PC has no spare hard drive slot, then you can use an extra drive in a USB port.
    But some games need to be installed and run from the C: drive and no other.
  8. Hashim56

    Hashim56 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you brothers to view my thread and help me
    so send me the link of 7zip to download easy
  9. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,008   +50

  10. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 723   +51

    Nothing beats 7zip on LZMA2 on Ultra compression.
    2.4 GB Transformers The Game compressed to 210 MB.
    That's only bout storing though. You can't run it unless you extract it. I'd rather recommend you to delete unnecessary files. Using CCleaner maybe? Or ASC 5?
  11. Hashim56

    Hashim56 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanx problem solved
  12. alen9331

    alen9331 TS Rookie

    GB to Mb for compress program size is impossible now!
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    You don't 'compressed' and end up with a 'larger one'. By definition.
  14. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  15. sikandar abbas

    sikandar abbas TS Rookie

    you cant compress gb,s to mb,s i dont believe
    if it could be done dvdrip movies will available in mb,s
  16. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 723   +51

    Abbas, the DVDRips' sizes depend on the length and quality of the movie. So that isn't a valid arguement.
    Multimedia files are least compressable anyway. They are already compressed by their format.
    I had a 700 MB .avi file.
    I converted it into a 550 MB .mkv file.
    Then a 1.2 GB .h246 blu-ray file.
    See what I mean?
    This thread should be locked now.
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    Agreed. Whatever the OP was trying to do has surely been answered already. Nothing good can come out of continued postings here.
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