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I downloaded some of my data in fastq format instead of fastq.gz. I want to upload my data on a server now.

I was wondering if there is a way to convert my fastq files to fastq.gz on windows (I read some stuff about python, but I'm not quite sure) before uploading them on the server, since it takes a lot of time uploading the fastq files.

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    $\begingroup$ How about downloading onto the server directly? How did you download, as when it is from NCBI it will be faster to just redownload and gzip-compress on the fly. $\endgroup$
    – ATpoint
    Jul 3 at 13:26
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7zip is file archiver capable of running gzip-style compression, and runs on Windows: https://www.7-zip.org/

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