Behavior of Compressed


W

W. Watson

I downloaded a zip file. When I try to open it with Compressed, it shows all
the entries like a folder. If I try to use one of the files displayed, it
pretty well works. However, one of the files is another zip, and when I try
to use Compressed with it, it gives an invalid handle message. What's with
that? I have to copy the zip file elsewhere, and use Compressed with it.

Is there some reason XP doesn't make the higher zip file above produce an
icon of some sort to indicate it's a pseudo folder of some sort? Otherwise,
it's an interesting notion that a zip file is folder.
 
Ad

Advertisements

D

David H. Lipman

From: "W. Watson" <[email protected]>

| I downloaded a zip file. When I try to open it with Compressed, it shows all
| the entries like a folder. If I try to use one of the files displayed, it
| pretty well works. However, one of the files is another zip, and when I try
| to use Compressed with it, it gives an invalid handle message. What's with
| that? I have to copy the zip file elsewhere, and use Compressed with it.
|
| Is there some reason XP doesn't make the higher zip file above produce an
| icon of some sort to indicate it's a pseudo folder of some sort? Otherwise,
| it's an interesting notion that a zip file is folder.

The ability to work with ZIP files natively within WinXP is simplistic at best.

You need a full archival program such as; PKZip, WinZIP or the free IZarc.
 
W

W. Watson

I have one of them, but somehow Compressed seems to get the upper hand. I'm
not sure how that happenen. Maybe I can re-associate.
 
Ad

Advertisements

K

Karl Snooks

W. Watson,
RtClk on the zipped file || Open with... || Choose program || select the
desired program || checkmark "Always use the selected program to open this
kind of file" ||
OK you way out.

karl
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top