zip & Unzip

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  1. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    I am looking for a simple Zip & UnZip program that will run on Vista sp1.
    Don't need a lot of fancy stuff with the bloat.
    However the programs that zips will have to be compatible with Winzip.
    Also the program that unzips will have to be compatible with Winzip.

    These are the programs that I found but they do not specify if they
    will run on Vista:
    justzipit
    easyzip
    camunzip

    7zip and Winzip are not to be considered.
    Thanks
     
  2. Kerodo

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    I was going to suggest 7zip until you ruled it out (for some reason?). 7zip also has a nice x64 version, and works fine on Vista, I'm using it now.....
     
  3. ambient_88

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    I'm just curious... why don't you want 7-Zip? IMHO, it is one of the better free archive utilities out there.

    You can try IZArc if you want. It's free and supports a lot of formats.
     
  4. emperordarius

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    Why not 7z? I'm for IZarc next, too.
     
  5. Shankle

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    Thanks guys for replying.
    I tried 7-zip a long time ago and had some trouble with it and went back
    to WinZip. It's been so long I can't remember the details.
    Maybe it was something about the zipped files not being compatible with Winzip
    which they MUST be.
     
  6. JRViejo

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    Perhaps PeaZip might work for you. There is a Portable version as well and you could try that first.
     
  7. AKAJohnDoe

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    Vista has Zip/UnZip functionality built-in
     
  8. Kerodo

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    True, but that's about it, no other archive types supported....
     
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    I have always liked Tugzip.
     
  10. AKAJohnDoe

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    Well, Vista does ZIP and CAB natively. Not RAR, TAR, or GZ though.
     
  11. Fontaine

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    I agree that 7Zip is best, but you could always use winrar for zip files....that's typically what I find myself doing.
     
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    Portable program is excellent. Recommend it.
     
  13. JRViejo

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    Yes, Saraceno, that PeaZip is a good one. :thumb:

    For 7-Zip fans, PortableApps.com also has a Portable version. Either (or both of these 2) is great to have on a USB drive!
     
  14. Shankle

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    Maybe I stated the question wrong.
    I have tried: 7-zip, peazip, izarc, justzipit.
    Either I can't find out how to unzip a file or they only do one function.
    I want a program that works like Winzip without all the fuss.
    Zip it to a file or unzip it to a file.

    I'm going to try Zipper and camunzip but from what I have seen so far
    I'm not expecting to much.
     
  15. AKAJohnDoe

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    Again, Vista does this out of the box without any third party software
     
  16. Kerodo

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    Yep, agreed, if that's all that's needed, then Win does it fine. There is probably something corrupted or wrong with the zip archive if all the others have failed at it.
     
  17. Shankle

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    Using the zip/unzip feature in Vista utilizes the WinZIP program which still
    wants money. I'm trying to get away from that bloated affair.
     
  18. ambient_88

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    If you only want the zip/unzip feature, then getting another program to do it will only add "bloat" to your computer.
     
  19. AKAJohnDoe

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    That is completely untrue.


    However, if you have been installing a multitude of ZIP clients you could have easily screwed up the native ZIP support in Vista.

    Did you uninstall all those others properly? Check in Control Panel/Programs and Features for any remaining.
     
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  20. Shankle

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    I have been installing a multitude of zip clients.
    I used the control panel and programs and features to uninstall them.
    I then went into search and deleted anything with whatever client I uninstalled.
    Have no way of knowing if I messed up the native zip/unzip feature in Vista.
    All I do know is that the zip/unzip calls up Winzip to do those functions.
     
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    The .zip file extension is still associated with your Winzip, so you have to somehow remove that and restore the association to what Windows had out of the box. Then Win's internal zip processing will work again. Perhaps Winzip has not been fully removed?
     
  23. Shankle

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    Thanks for the replies guys.
    At the present time I have Winzip and 7-zip on the Puter. I think I have finally
    figured out how to zip a file in 7-zip. To test 7-zip I zipped a file using it
    and then unzipped the same file with WinZip to see if it would do it. It seems
    to have worked well. So now files sent by me using 7-zip should present no
    problems for people using my files with Winzip.

    To AKAJohnDoe.
    I checked out the site you suggested and found it very informative.
    Not sure if I want to go that route now that I am able to use 7-zip.
     
  24. AKAJohnDoe

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    I'm not convinced that the built-in ZIP support in Vista is not 7-zip ;)
     
  25. Arup

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    7 Zip, if you have multi cores with good amount of memory, under x64 version, enable large pool memory and see your zips fly like no other, it compresses and decompresses in a speed unequalled by any other program as it would use all the cores of your CPU efficiently. In my case, with eight cores, opening or compressing 4GB movie files is a breeze.
     
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