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  1. digitized

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    I used 7zip to open up a .gz zipped/archived file. It seems like 7zip extracts and downloads the files to open it? Is that correct? If so, where are the files located? Or is it just stored somewhere temporarily and then deleted after?
     
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    Create a new folder in your computer to download and save the compressed file.
    After that's done, use 7-Zip to extract the contents of the compressed file inside that same new folder.
    After that's done, do what you need to do with its contents.

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  3. digitized

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    Yes, thanks, I do know how to do that. My questions was specifically in a case where I didn't do that.

    I open the zip to look at it, without extracting the files. But in order to view the files I'm assuming that 7zip has to extract it somewhere, no?
     
  4. bassfisher6522

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    Yes.....it usually extracts itself into said same folder unless otherwise specified by user.

    BTW....windows 8 - 10 does this natively.
     
  5. digitized

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    No, but that's just the thing, I don't see anything there! Only when I click "Extract", then I see the files. But if I click open, the file manager displays the same extracting animation as when you click "extract" and the files and folders show up in the program itself and I'm able to view them in the program, but the files itself do not show up in said folder.
     
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    In 7-Zip click on Tools > Options > Folders where you can change the 'Working folder' or leave it at the default 'System Temp folder' setting.
     
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    @managed Thanks!

    P.S. Do you know if 7-zip deletes the files from the temp folder, or does it leave the files there?
     
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    I was curious about this so I tried opening a .gz file inside 7-Zip then opening an Icon file which was inside the .gz file.

    The Icon file opened in Windows 7's Image Viewer as it should.
    A search found the actual Icon file here :- C:\Users\allan\AppData\Local\Temp\7zO0EFB9C8E\diskcheck.ico

    When I closed 7-Zip the Icon file and that (randomly named) folder it was in were deleted. So I think we can assume 7-Zip will delete any temporary files it makes.
     
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  9. digitized

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    Ok cool, thanks!
     
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    You're welcome. (y)
     
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