As an IT administrator, you may sometimes need to compress a RAR file further in order to reduce its size. This is especially useful if the file is too large to be sent via email or uploaded to a shared drive. Fortunately, this can be done by using a few simple steps.
First, you will need to download and install a RAR compression program. WinRAR is the most popular program for this purpose and can be downloaded for free from the official website. Once installed, open the file you wish to compress and select the “Add to Archive” option. This will open a window where you can select the compression settings.
In the settings window, you will be able to choose the compression ratio, which is the amount of space that will be saved by compressing the file. You can also choose the type of archive and the encryption method. The higher the compression ratio, the smaller the file size will be. However, it is important to note that the higher the compression ratio, the longer it will take for the file to be compressed.
Once the settings are chosen, click “OK” to start the compression process. Depending on the size of the file and the compression ratio, it may take a few minutes or even hours for the process to finish. When it is done, the compressed file will be saved in the same folder as the original file.
That is all there is to it. With these simple steps, you will be able to compress a RAR file further in order to reduce its size. This is a useful skill to have in your IT administrator toolbox, as it can save time and storage space when dealing with large files. However, it is important to remember that the higher the compression ratio, the longer it will take for the file to be compressed.