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  1. laurfar

    laurfar Thread Starter

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    Hi, I want to know if the Winzip program I just had trouble with, and then reinstalled after calling the company, works well. I purchased the program CD, and now want to see if everything got straightened out by calling their tech support. It is Winzip 8.5. Is anyone willing to send me a "test" zip file to my email so I can see if all is working well. I just want a simple one. If you are willing, let me know.
     
  2. rebelmusic

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    whats your email address?
     
  3. ChuckE

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    If you go to almost any freeware or shareware website, a large portion of the files there are .zip.

    Also, many .exe files can be opened with WinZip, if they are constructed to be a collection of files to first be uncompressed before the executing of the rest of the program. To open an .exe file just right click the .exe and see if "Open with WinZip" already exists.
    Otherwise, you may need to select "Open With..." and you may have to browse to your WinZip .exe file to 'tell' Windows to use that program. (It is not too hard, just a little awkward.)

    The problem with attempting to open .exe files, with WinZip, is that if it doesn't open, you haven't proved anything.
     
  4. laurfar

    laurfar Thread Starter

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    Hi rebel music, my email is
     
  5. JohnWill

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    It's really a VERY BAD idea to post your email address in an open forum. If you like getting lots of junk email, that's the way to do it.
     
  6. rebelmusic

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    Ok, I got your email address, now edit your post and delete it off the page
     
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    sorry i have win 98 se butt i just dont have winzip by the way i have worked with winzip it works very very well
     
  9. ChuckE

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    there are many other unzipping programs that do as equally good a job. Check out:
    Quick Zip
    ZipGenius
    TUGZip
    IZArc
    ICEOWS
    ZipCentral
    ZipE.D.

    All these are rated "6 Duckies" (6 out of 6, being very good) at NoNags.com, and they are all free, with no nagging screens.

    Also, I find it VERY unlikely that loading WinZip damaged any executable of yours. WinZip is a very well known, very respected utility.
     
  10. 911

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    Here are over 30 windows problems associated with Winzip. I have met several of them personally ---911
    http://support.microsoft.com/search...ALL&mdt=0&comm=1&ast=2&ast=3&mode=a&x=13&y=10
     
  11. ChuckE

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    Of all those items found by searching Microsofts Knowledge Base for "extract winzip" does not necessarily find problems with WinZip and the extract program. They are only articles that have the two words "extract" (not necessarily the Extract.exe program from Microsoft), and "winzip" mentioned somewhere in the same article.

    Examples:
    1. The mention that WinZip can't extract a hidden folder.
    2. A WinZip problem may ensue, not being able to extract if it is not set up correctly.
    3. A problem with IE security.
    4. Attempting to view or extract an IPD-aware package.
    5. An issue where it isn't a WinZip problem at all, in fact the article mentions how to use WinZip to extract a file from a MS file 'Dotnetfx.exe'

    That is only the first 5 hits, and then I could go on, but it all looks the same for the rest.

    If WinZip was so bad it would not be the one program that is synonymous with, and is always mentioned for, compressing and uncompressing files. I won't say that it can't give some problems with the right (wrong?) conditions, but in my opinion it is just about the best for what it does.
     
  12. laurfar

    laurfar Thread Starter

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    How do I edit my post with my email address on it. Don't know how to edit posts.
     
  13. laurfar

    laurfar Thread Starter

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    Johnwill, Figured it out, and deleted the email address. I wasn't thinking straight I guess. Thanks for reminding me.
     
  14. 911

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    I don't really want to argue about it. Windows ME has it's own 'un-zipper' called "Extract" which I had used for about a year with no problems. One day it vanished. I found information on a Tech. Site somewhere to the effect that Winzip modified some Windows file so that "Extract" would not work afterwards. I recalled that I had installed a trial version of Winzip sometime before I discovered the problem with "Extract". Subsequently, I have re-installed Windows, "Extract" returned, and I have never tried Winzip again. I hope you continue to have good results when using Winzip.
     
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