unzipping and even zipping.


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mm

For unzipping, I've used PKZip or MSZip or PowerDesk (which includes
an unzipper) but my young friend's laptop has none of these.

Does XP include an unzipper? I can't find one in Windows Explorer,
except references to PowerDesk (a separate enhanced verions of win
explorer).

Yet I never hear people reminded anymore to get a zip utility, or any
reference to what's good or where to get it.

The Help has one reference to zipping a folder, but not a file, and no
relevant reference to unzipping.
 
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Bickford Schmeckler

Spend some time reading this. And, learn how to Google.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/infopath-help/zip-or-unzip-a-file-HA001127690.aspx?redir=0

: For unzipping, I've used PKZip or MSZip or PowerDesk (which includes
: an unzipper) but my young friend's laptop has none of these.
:
: Does XP include an unzipper? I can't find one in Windows Explorer,
: except references to PowerDesk (a separate enhanced verions of win
: explorer).
:
: Yet I never hear people reminded anymore to get a zip utility, or any
: reference to what's good or where to get it.
:
: The Help has one reference to zipping a folder, but not a file, and no
: relevant reference to unzipping.
 
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Big_Al

mm said this on 6/11/2010 8:18 AM:
For unzipping, I've used PKZip or MSZip or PowerDesk (which includes
an unzipper) but my young friend's laptop has none of these.

Does XP include an unzipper? I can't find one in Windows Explorer,
except references to PowerDesk (a separate enhanced verions of win
explorer).

Yet I never hear people reminded anymore to get a zip utility, or any
reference to what's good or where to get it.

The Help has one reference to zipping a folder, but not a file, and no
relevant reference to unzipping.

Zip/Unzip are a feature of XP Sp3, at least. Not sure it was in the
Gold (original) version or not, but it's been there forever in my
opinion. XP treats a zip file just like a folder. Double click on it
and it opens like a folder and the contents are browsed just like a
folder. If you click on a file however you are basically extracting
it. I don't use that, I use winrar. Once you install a zip or rar
etc utility it bypasses or supersedes XP's zip.

7zip is a free utility if you're having issues.
http://www.7-zip.org/
 
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Alias

mm said:
For unzipping, I've used PKZip or MSZip or PowerDesk (which includes
an unzipper) but my young friend's laptop has none of these.

Does XP include an unzipper? I can't find one in Windows Explorer,
except references to PowerDesk (a separate enhanced verions of win
explorer).

Yet I never hear people reminded anymore to get a zip utility, or any
reference to what's good or where to get it.

The Help has one reference to zipping a folder, but not a file, and no
relevant reference to unzipping.

Double click on the .zip file. Done.
 
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Tim Slattery

mm said:
For unzipping, I've used PKZip or MSZip or PowerDesk (which includes
an unzipper) but my young friend's laptop has none of these.

Does XP include an unzipper? I can't find one in Windows Explorer,
except references to PowerDesk (a separate enhanced verions of win
explorer).

XP has builtin support for zipped files. They show up in Windows
Explorer as directories. You can create a new one by right-clicking on
the folder you want to create it in, choosing New|Compressed
Directory. (Approximate, because my machine has WinZip installed, and
it overrides SP's default handling of zips.)
 
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mm

XP has builtin support for zipped files. They show up in Windows
Explorer as directories. You can create a new one by right-clicking on
the folder you want to create it in, choosing New|Compressed
Directory. (Approximate, because my machine has WinZip installed, and
it overrides SP's default handling of zips.)

Thanks to all of you for your help. I would never have guessed this
from the Windows Help. I'll have to go back and read it again; maybe
I'll learn how to understand MicroSpeak.
 
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Bickford Schmeckler

: Thanks to all of you for your help. I would never have guessed this
: from the Windows Help. I'll have to go back and read it again; maybe
: I'll learn how to understand MicroSpeak.

Google is your friend.
:
 
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Tim Meddick

I too have WinZip installed, mainly because of all the other formats that
WinZip can handle, whereas Windows only handles [.zip] files.

I also have WinRAR installed for the same reason (WinZip doesn't handle RAR
archives).

But I am careful to "uncheck" the box marked "ZIP" on the files that the
application handles in it's installation process (and also "CAB" as well,
as I prefer Windows built-in support (cabview) over WinZip's / WinRAR's).

If you have installed a third-party archiver application, and would like to
go back to Windows handling of [.zip] files, then open the utility you are
currently using and in it's "Settings" options for what file-types it
handles - "uncheck" the box for "ZIP" files.

Then type the following into the "Run" box on the start menu :

regsvr32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\zipfldr.dll


...and you can begin again to use Window's excellent ZIP folder
functionality.

Plus, you will still be able to open / create ZIP files with WinZip /WinRAR
/ other archiver.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 
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Mike S

I too have WinZip installed, mainly because of all the other formats
that WinZip can handle, whereas Windows only handles [.zip] files.

I also have WinRAR installed for the same reason (WinZip doesn't handle
RAR archives).

But I am careful to "uncheck" the box marked "ZIP" on the files that the
application handles in it's installation process (and also "CAB" as
well, as I prefer Windows built-in support (cabview) over WinZip's /
WinRAR's).

If you have installed a third-party archiver application, and would like
to go back to Windows handling of [.zip] files, then open the utility
you are currently using and in it's "Settings" options for what
file-types it handles - "uncheck" the box for "ZIP" files.

Then type the following into the "Run" box on the start menu :

regsvr32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\zipfldr.dll


..and you can begin again to use Window's excellent ZIP folder
functionality.

Plus, you will still be able to open / create ZIP files with WinZip
/WinRAR / other archiver.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




Tim Slattery said:
XP has builtin support for zipped files. They show up in Windows
Explorer as directories. You can create a new one by right-clicking on
the folder you want to create it in, choosing New|Compressed
Directory. (Approximate, because my machine has WinZip installed, and
it overrides SP's default handling of zips.)

I like IZArc, it supports dozens of compression types, has a great
intuitive GUI, and it's freeware. If you want to give it a try uninstall
Winzip and WinRAR and then install IZarc, let it associate the default
compressed file types that it suggests, and you won't have any more
trouble understanding what files exist within a zip file, which is not a
folder to my way of thinking - this confused me too when I first saw it.
I don't know what they were thinking, I like handling files manually,
calling a file a folder is just unnecessary confusion in my book.

Mike
 
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Eddie

mm said:
Thanks to all of you for your help. I would never have guessed this
from the Windows Help. I'll have to go back and read it again; maybe
I'll learn how to understand MicroSpeak.


-------

Do yourself a favour and go fetch WinRar from the link BigAl gave you;
your right-click context menu will have lots of options after you have
installed WinRar. (ps, you'll soon get the hang of it.)

Ed
 
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