(ISO) A file that is part of a collection of files set aside for later research or verification, for security purposes, for historical or legal purposes, or for backup.
A file format which allows you to compress and store a large number of files within a single file. Archive files are of different formats and they can be created with differing levels of compression based on whether you need smaller archives or more quickly readable archives.
A file containing records that have been deleted, but which were marked for archival, usually by checking the "Save archive copy on PC" box.
a collection of files and directories that are stored in one file
a file created by the digital camera that includes the image data, as well as time, date, exposure and other camera settings, including GPS data if so equipped
a file of data in long-term storage (usually for legal reasons)
a file that contains many other files, possibly in multiple directories
a file that contains one or more files
a single file that contains all of an application's or module's classes, static files, directories, and deployment descriptor files
It is a file, which contains a backup set of files. These files are frequently complressed.
A file containing a record of historic transmissions
A single file that contains a collection of different files and/or directories. Archive files are often used to transport collections of files across the Internet, since you can transport a large collection in a single archive file. UNIX archives have the extension .tar (for Tape ARchive). PKZIP is often used to create archives on DOS computers (suffix .zip), while Stuffit is often used to create Macintosh archives (suffixes .sea or .sit). PKZIP and Stuffit archives are also compressed.