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ARC data compression

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Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:35 am

To compress a file using the ARC format. The ARC data compression format, created by Systems Enhancement Associates, is particularly popular among bulletin board systems (BBSs). Another common format is ZIP.

Files that have been compressed with an ARC utility end with the .ARC extension. To decompress them, you need a utility called ARC-E (stands for arc-extract).