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I need a good Zipper!


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tippytoe

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This is my 1st post here! This place sure looks awesome, such nice peeps too, I see. :tazz:

My computer (win98SE) is having lotsa problems. What I want 1st is a good Zip program that is easy to understand & use. What do you guys think would be the best free one? I just need one that will cut down the download times of new programs/ 56k dialup connection-yes, i know its ancient, lol. Best I can do right now. TIA![FONT=Arial][B]

Edited by tippytoe, 29 May 2005 - 08:36 AM.

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If you can have win 98 plus compressed (ie Zipped) folders are included work just like any other folder. I use that as well as 7 Zip File Manager7 Zip, 920 KB download. I also use pkzip and pkunzip for DOS around, these are old MS-DOS programs, not windows, but usefull in the case windows crashes so bad it will not boot up even in sfae mode. See http://www.pkware.com/downloads/#other

Edited by StarHawk, 29 May 2005 - 09:00 AM.

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If you can have win 98 plus compressed (ie Zipped) folders are included work just like an other folder. I use that as well as 7 Zip File Manager7 Zip,  920 KB download.

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Where would i find out if my puter has this compressed folders? When I received the puter. Zip Central was/still is installed-alas, it is not operating correctly or i dont know how to use it. Sorry, if i am not understanding better. Is 7zip all i need, and should i uninstall zip central before installing the new one? Thanks.
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To find out if win 98 plus compressed folders is installed, right click and empty spot on desktop and choose new. if Compressed Folder is an option you have it. if not you probably don't.

7 Zip is all you need if you are concerned about Zip files only. 7 Zip handles 7 file formats and should suffice for most uses. I used to use Zip Central, I liked it well enuff. It's up to you if you wish to uninstall. Either way it shouldn't matter.
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No, i don't have it. The zip central version i have is very old, maybe i should look for the newest version, or i will just get the 7zip. Thanks alot, Starhawk.
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Get winzip from download.com.
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;) Hi StarHawk! I got the 7zip installed, and i love it!! So simple, and no problems at all, works great. Thanks so much for turning me on 2 it. Also, i am getting my puter in very good shape thanks to this very informative, and helpful site! :tazz:

Edited by tippytoe, 30 May 2005 - 03:22 PM.

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It's great to hear that, tippytoe. ;)

it is a simple program to use, and nothing beats free. plzhelpmea11 is also right WinZip is a great program too; however, WinZip is not free, nor is StuffIt another great app. They just have a free trial. 7-zip suffices for most needs tho. Glad ya like it. :tazz:
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