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  1. SierraBerry

    SierraBerry Banned

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    Can you compress an exe more than once. If so are you damaging the program and will it still be fully functional?


    and question two if u edit it with a hex editor and recompress how much will that damage the file
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    it depends on what kind of exe it is. most C/C++ exe cannot be compressed more than once or else some things happen to the file and may result in corruption.

    Most(MOST) other ones can be compressed twice the second time resulting in lower compression so you start with 100mb then go to 92mb then to 90 mb. Any more than 2 times doesn't do anything.

    The few which I have not heard about before, yes there are some when they compress more than once they will be prone to crash. Not sure because not much experience in some of the exe.

    If you have a specific exe you like to inquire please post about it.
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