WINXP zip program


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I know that XP has a zip program already installed. I have used WinZip free for longer than I want to admit to but would rather delete that program & use the one that came with computer. If I go to add/remove programs & delete WinZip, will all zip files I have on computer now still be accessible? If I download a new zip file, will I be prompted by the XP zip prog. like I was with WinZip?
 
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Ramesh [MVP]

Windows XP has the in-built Zip file support. You don't see the same UI as WinZip, but XP can handle Zip and Cabs natively.

After uninstalling WinZip, run REGSVR32 Zipfldr in the RUN box
and "REGSVR32 cabview"


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I know that XP has a zip program already installed. I have used WinZip free for longer than I want to admit to but would rather delete that program & use the one that came with computer. If I go to add/remove programs & delete WinZip, will all zip files I have on computer now still be accessible? If I download a new zip file, will I be prompted by the XP zip prog. like I was with WinZip?

If you have a zip program installed, I suggest you keep it.

If you're used to working the old way, the built-in zip program in XP
will really anger you.
 
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dev

Jackie said:
I know that XP has a zip program already installed. I have used WinZip free for longer than I want to admit to but would rather delete that program & use the one that came with computer. If I go to add/remove programs & delete WinZip, will all zip files I have on computer now still be accessible? If I download a new zip file, will I be prompted by the XP zip prog. like I was with WinZip?

To enable XP's built-in zip support (if it isn't already working)...

START|RUN, type...

regsvr32 zipfldr.dll

<enter>

For typical zipping/unzipping tasks there is absolutely nothing wrong with
this utility. However, as normally configured, it operates somewhat
differently than some folks expect, and will create zip directories
(folders) in which the actual files reside.

See HELP & SUPPORT for the full story.
 
J

Jim Macklin

To the OP, if you want a nice free zip program as an
alternative to WinZip, Google for "Zip Genius"


| Jackie said:
|
| > I know that XP has a zip program already installed. I
have used WinZip free for longer than I want to admit to but
would rather delete that program & use the one that came
with computer. If I go to add/remove programs & delete
WinZip, will all zip files I have on computer now still be
accessible? If I download a new zip file, will I be
prompted by the XP zip prog. like I was with WinZip?
|
| To enable XP's built-in zip support (if it isn't already
working)...
|
| START|RUN, type...
|
| regsvr32 zipfldr.dll
|
| <enter>
|
| For typical zipping/unzipping tasks there is absolutely
nothing wrong with
| this utility. However, as normally configured, it
operates somewhat
| differently than some folks expect, and will create zip
directories
| (folders) in which the actual files reside.
|
| See HELP & SUPPORT for the full story.
|
| --
| For most XP answers and tweaks...
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm
| http://dougknox.com http://aumha.org
http://support.microsoft.com
|
 
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