Converting a WinZip file

LittleKitty

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I have a windows 10, I’m trying to convert a winzip file, because the free trial is over… is there a way to switch it back to a normal folder?
 

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It's a .zip file, isn't it? Windows should be able to open (unzip) it.
 

LittleKitty

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It’s specifically a winzip file. Could it have been encrypted? I can’t figure out how to unzip it or what to open it with.
 

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Right-click the zipped file and then select Extract All... then click on Extract on the next screen. It should revert it to a regular folder with the original file inside.
 

LittleKitty

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It doesn’t say extract all. Is it possible to just lock a file with winzip? It says I can zip the file.
 

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I don't understand. You say it says you can zip the file but at the beginning you said it was already a zipped file. What is the original file type?
 

LittleKitty

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A winzip file. That’s what it says next to it. I don't understand either. Maybe I just need to buy the winzip….
Update: it’s an .rar file. Does that change anything?
 

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Update: it’s an .rar file. Does that change anything?
Yes that changes everything. WinZip does not create .rar files although it can open them.

In any event you've now received the answer for that issue.
 

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