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PKZip or Winzip

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by missfuffy, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. missfuffy

    missfuffy Thread Starter

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    New HardDrive - replaced by Dell - 8300, WinXP hom. On this new harddrive, I do not have a program to UNZIP downloaded programs etc.
    1. Do I need one and, if I do need one,
    2. which is preferred;... WinZip or, PKZip?

    I do not want to download AdWare until I know whether or not I need
    an unzip program. Thank you, missfuffy
     
  2. Mr. PC Doc

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    I recommend WinRAR... not only does it unzip, it unpackages RAR, TAR, tarball.gz, and many others. It is also free.
     
  3. dbn

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    What operating system are you using? I believe that XP has some built in Windows file that acts and looks like WinZip.

    I run XP and I still run WinZip. I am not too familiar with the other PkZip, but I believe that WinZip is more widespread in use and compatibility. If I am wrong, I am sure that someone will let us know. I can only vouch personally for WinZip.
     
  4. brianF

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    I just use the built in decompressor with xp, works fine for me
     
  5. putasolution

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    I'm with you on that, Brian :D
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Personally, if you would like to go free, IZArc (http://www.izsoft.dir.bg/)is the ticket, it does both ZIP and RAR files.
     
  7. prunejuice

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    IZArc for me too on my Windows 2K.
     
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