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R.M.
06-11-2010, 05:05 PM
Appologies for the basic question :(

What are people using for unzipping things in Windows 7? I struck a problem this afternoon (someone with a Mac sent me a zipped file) and my 'puter threw a hissy fit. I've downloaded Winzip - but see it is only a trial version... Not what I need long term. :(

As always - thanks for your help to keep me sane (or relatively so). Many would debate this! :)

GameJunkie
06-11-2010, 05:08 PM
7zip

Snorkbox
06-11-2010, 05:10 PM
I use that one too. in 7 64.

http://www.7-zip.org/

R.M.
06-11-2010, 05:23 PM
7zip

Found that when I was looking. It's ok then? A rhetorical question!

Greven
06-11-2010, 06:01 PM
7-zip is a great application. Everything you need to do can be done through the right-click menu

wainuitech
06-11-2010, 06:04 PM
Just to be completely different :p I use Izarc (http://www.filehippo.com/download_izarc/) it has a similar interface as Winzip, so many people are familiar with its use - tried 7zip, didn't like it, :groan: esp after it decided to cause hell (lockups) on one of my Windows 7 Workshop computers, was fine before it was installed, and worked Ok again after it was removed..

If you want a Comparison (http://news.softpedia.com/news/7-Zip-vs-IZArc-27613.shtml).

feersumendjinn
06-11-2010, 07:01 PM
You should be able to extract (and compress) zip files natively in Win7, Vista and XP,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-NZ/windows-vista/Compress-and-uncompress-files-zip-files
perhaps there's a problem with the Mac file (corrupted? incompatible file system/type?).
Otherwise, :thumbs: for Izarc.

Greven
06-11-2010, 07:12 PM
Does Izarc integrate into the windows explorer context menu so you can do everything without opening the application?

feersumendjinn
06-11-2010, 09:26 PM
Yep

lakewoodlady
07-11-2010, 09:08 AM
The Mac file may have been zipped up with Stuffit Expander, will Izarc or 7Zip extract it ok from there?

LL

Trev
07-11-2010, 09:38 AM
I use the payware version of Winzip. Only $29-95 US to buy. $37-62 NZ. NZ dollar at 0.7962 cents to the US at the moment. Get it while its hot.
:)

feersumendjinn
07-11-2010, 10:07 AM
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Speedy Gonzales
07-11-2010, 10:26 AM
Winzip 15 has just come out btw