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Can I force compression with Winrar?

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When you rar a file, it automatically compresses it right? Is there a way to force compression to a size you want? I went into Advance > Compression and there's options of Auto, Force, and Disable, but I don't know how to use them.
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I don't know if that is possible...
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Actually you can only control the compression level, but in the other hand you can Split the rar file to your desired size.
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Yes.


Right click -> New -> WinRAR archive
Double click on the new RAR file.
Drag file(s) into it.
This window pops up.
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Yes.


Right click -> New -> WinRAR archive
Double click on the new RAR file.
Drag file(s) into it.
This window pops up.
I meant, forcing it to a smaller size after compression.
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You can split the file into small pieces to make it easier to distribute, you compression is compression, you're not going to make the total size smaller.

Example:
You have a 10gb file. You want it smaller, you you put it into a RAR archive and it becomes 9.5gb. That's file compression, and you cannot get better then the maximum, whatever it may be.

Now, if you wanted this file to fit onto a DVD, you could set WinRar to take the 9.5gb archive, and split it into 10 95mb pieces. Fill up one disk, and put the remaining files on the other. That's another way to go about it.
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