This paper intends to present a common use archiver, made up following the dictionary technique and using the index archiving method as a simple and original procedure. The original contribution of the paper consists in the structure of the archived file and in the transformation of the dictionary codes into archived characters. This archiver is useful in order to accomplish the lossless compression for any file types. The application can offer important conclusions regarding the compression performances and the influence of the chosen dictionary over the parameters.
Keywords: Archive, data compression, dictionary codes, lossless algorithms