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A compressed file is

a file reduced in size through the application of a compression algorithm, commonly performed to save disk space. The act of compressing a file will make it unreadable to most programs until the file is uncompressed. Most common compression utilities are PKZIP and WinZip, which produce files with an extension of .zip.[1]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-72, Glossary, at 57.

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