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Archive file
also called Compressed archive and has one more synonym

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  1. a file that is composed of one or more files along with metadata that can include source volume and medium information, file directory structure, error detection and recovery information, file comments, and usually employs some form of lossless compr

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  2. may also be encrypted in part or as a whole

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  3. are used to collect multiple data files together into a single file for easier portability and storage

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  4. Computer archive files are created by File archiver software, Optical disc authoring software, or Disk image software that uses an archive format determined by that software

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  5. The file extension or file header of the archive file are indicators of the file format used

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