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Merging archives is a process of combining multiple files and folders that are stored in a compressed format into one single archive. It is useful for reducing the size of large files, organizing multiple related files into a single archive, and sharing files with others. There are several popular compression formats such as ZIP, 7ZIP, CPIO, and TAR. Each of these formats has its own advantages and disadvantages. When it comes to merging archives, there are a few different ways of doing it. The most common method is to use a file archiver program, such as WinRAR or 7-Zip. These programs allow you to select which files and folders you want to merge, and then they will compress them into a single archive file.

Another way to merge archives is to use a command-line tool Aspose.ZIP - Archive File Format Solution. There are several command-line programs available, such as TAR, CPIO, and 7ZIP, which can be used to combine multiple archives into one. This method is often preferred by experienced users, as it is more efficient and gives the user more control over the merging process.

The most important thing when merging archives is to make sure that the compression formats are compatible. For example, if you try to merge a ZIP file with a 7ZIP file, it will not work. Likewise, if you try to merge a TAR file with a 7ZIP file, it will not work either. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the archives you are merging are the same type of format, otherwise, you need to use an archive converter first, and then merge tham.

It is also important to make sure that the destination archive is large enough to accommodate all of the files and folders that you are merging. If the destination archive is too small, some of the files may not fit. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you have enough space in the destination archive before beginning the merging process.

Finally, it is important to note that merging archives can take some time, so it is best to make sure you have plenty of time before beginning the process. Otherwise, you may find that the process takes longer than expected. Importantly, if the files you combine into one archive contain important information, or information to which third parties should not have access, we recommend setting a strong password on the archive that cannot be hacked by third parties.

In conclusion, merging archives can be a great way to reduce the size of large files, organize related files into one archive, and share files with others.

  • Supported archive formats: ZIP, TAR, CPIO, TAR.BZ2, TAR.GZ.
  • Integrate the merging functionality into your own product.
  • 100% private on-premise APIs. Your files are processed at your own servers.

How to merge archives

  • Select the Merger equal to the format of your archive.
  • To add a file click anywhere in the blue area or on the Browse for file button to upload or drag and drop it. You can also add the document by entering its URL in the URL cell.
  • Click on the Merge button.
  • Download link of the result will be available instantly after merging.
  • To reset the selection or start over click the cross in the right upper corner of the Drag and drop area.
  • Note that it will be deleted from our servers after 24 hours and download links will stop working after that.


  • How to merge archives?Choose the Merger equal to the format of your files. Select archives you want to merge or drag and drop them. Click the Merge button and wait a few seconds to get the result.
  • What is the maximum file size supported?The maximum file size is 250Mb.
  • How long does it take to combine archives?This application works fast. The process takes just a few seconds.
  • Fast and Easy Merging

    Upload your files, choose output archive type and run the merging. You will get the download link as soon as the archives are merged.
  • Merge from Anywhere

    It works from all platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Android and iOS. All archives are merged on our servers. No plugin or software installation is required for you.
  • Merging Quality

    The application works using Aspose APIs, which are used by many Fortune 100 companies across 114 countries.
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