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How do you use "winzip?"


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kaileekaira

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I am trying to download a driver, and got to the point
where is asks me to "zip" open the file and I am stuck
as to what to do, I have not got the scanner driver in my
computer yet, but I think i am just haveing probls working the
winzip program, any help would be greatly appreciated...!
Thanks...
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Another option is to use extract now, which is free

During the install, use the add to context menu option

Zip files will save as extract now files, then you right click them and choose to extract here (safest if the file is in its own folder), or extract to named folder

Programme details

http://www.extractnow.com/

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http://www.extractno.../extractnow.exe
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Have a look at this winzip page http://www.winzip.com/aboutzip.htm it will give you the basics on how to use it.
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Ok,
I have not had any luck with the "extract now" basically because
when I get to the extract part, I don't know what to do, I am not
going to look at the Winzip link from Shazmar, maybe that will help...
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Ok, thanks,
I am now trying to use Extrac this, how so I use it?
after I download this what do I do to get
the drivers on my computer?
Thanks...

Edited by kaileekaira, 18 April 2007 - 07:49 AM.

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If you right click the zip file, you should see these options

[attachment=14032:Screensh...14_45_25.jpg]

Click extract to named folder, that will give you a new folder which has the unzipped files in it
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Have you got a download link for the file you need to unzip
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If you right click the zip file, you should see these options

[attachment=14032:Screensh...14_45_25.jpg]

Click extract to named folder, that will give you a new folder which has the unzipped files in it




Sorry,
I can't get the file in the box, to do anything with it...
I know I am confusing matters, let me start from the beginning:
I was givin a scanner ; "scanmaker 4600" and my computer is not recognizing
it, so I was trying to download the drivers, I have the driver folders saved on my
desktop, but can't do anything else at this point, because I don't know how to use
"winzip" and unfortuneately I can't understand the instructions page , maybe this
will help you better understand my problem....I hope....
Thanks....
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Which country are you using the scanner in

I cannot find it on their Europe page

A link for the download would be good if you have it
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Which country are you using the scanner in

I cannot find it on their Europe page

A link for the download would be good if you have it




The link is:
http://support.microtek.com- then look up scanmaster 4600 for it does not come up
manually...
I seem to have the drivers I just don't know what to do now...
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I apologise, extract now wouldn't open it, and it is self extracting, so right click the file, click open, when the box opens, click browse to choose where it unzips to and click unzip, look in the folder for the set up file

I unzipped it and got 4 folders, disc 1 has the set up file
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Thanks,
When you look at the other 3 discs are they empty?
Thanks....
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No, they have a zipped file in

Is this the name of the file

sw5_v590_pc_ad
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Ok, thanks,
I got all that, and it is all set up now, except it wont
scan nothing and I get a message : can't find scanner'
and then it sais can't find "twain source" would you know what
that means?
Thanks....
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See if the PDF's here help, if not post back

There are three though you only need the one for the connection type you are using, USB, Firewire or SCSI

http://download.micr...AQsE.php#cat1_0
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