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old3eyes
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  #1176346 15-Nov-2014 15:48
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Zeon: 7zip is the best - winrar isn't open-source?

 

No but it seems free to use.. 




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  #1176348 15-Nov-2014 16:01
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Use Windows, no real need for a third party App

 
 
 
 


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  #1176351 15-Nov-2014 16:12
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I'd pay for Winrar rather than use 7zip, it's the best software I spent $29 on 10 years ago, all upgrades have been free in that time. 


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  #1176477 15-Nov-2014 21:46
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Another +1 for winrar. I used the free version of it for years back when I used windows. Just had to click out of an annoying pop-up reminding you its an evaluation version every time I used it..

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  #1176588 15-Nov-2014 23:16

Andib:


You do get a message if you run the WinRar though. But, if you just use right-click menu then you never see anything about the trial period.

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  #1176592 15-Nov-2014 23:37
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7zip is great, and open source. Can extract basically any format. Its like the VLC of compressed files

 

You just rightclick a file and do extract here or whatever

 

Why buy winzip or winrar?

But if you're just unzipping something use windows

 
 
 
 


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  #1176596 15-Nov-2014 23:49
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Regs: windows can create and open zip files as part of the operating system since vista/7


But not 7z, rar, tarballs, gzip, iso, deb, rpm. Or anything but zip.

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  #1176597 16-Nov-2014 00:13
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ckc:
Regs: windows can create and open zip files as part of the operating system since vista/7


But not 7z, rar, tarballs, gzip, iso, deb, rpm. Or anything but zip.


Also, if you need to do it, 7-Zip can open exe files, as well as Flash files (swf, flv). It's a handy utility to have and goes way beyond the built-in zip file manager in Windows. 

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  #1176598 16-Nov-2014 00:16
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I use winrar myself, got a free code once when they were running some promo, and just never updated it. Works well 7 zip though is good too.

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  #1176602 16-Nov-2014 02:54
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Regs: windows can create and open zip files as part of the operating system since vista/7


Since XP even. You just right click, new, compressed folder, waa laa. Or double click to open the zipped file.

I have WinRar on here to open the odd compressed rar file however I usually compress everything in to a .cab file using lzx 21. Force of habit from old days of fiddling with Microsoft cab files. Except HeleCABCompressor does lzx support for I think about as higher compression as you can get.

I might check out 7zip too.

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