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08-07-2002, 07:36 PM
once a program has been downloaded - unzipped - and running does the zip file left in the unzipped folder within windows explorer need to be kept ? or are these files just taking up disk space.
i use winzip and have windows 98se

Capt Jimbo
08-07-2002, 08:07 PM
There is no harm in deleting the original zipped file
(Assuming you don't need to keep it for a backup)

Heather P
08-07-2002, 08:44 PM
If you have space - or room on a spare disk - keep it as a backup. Computers can crash and it's handy to have to reinstall.

If it's non-critical then dump it if you wish. A zip file is not used once it's contents have been installed.

Elwin Way
08-07-2002, 09:37 PM
Hi, my name is Elwin and I'm a downloadaholic.

I wait 'till I have 100meg or so then dump to CDRW. When that gets full I copy that to a blank CDR, then wipe the CDRW and start the process again.

Don't ask me what I download 'cos I'm not telling. Just be happy to know that over the last 3 years I have ammased close to 2gb of ZIPs and EXEs