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#4464113 - 07/19/17 03:30 PM Zipped file open?
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
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I have a pdf file that I am unable to open. How does one open a zipped file. I fee stupid asking. Ed
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#4464119 - 07/19/17 03:34 PM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: Eddie]
Quattro Pete Offline


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You use a zip utility to unzip it first. If you need a free one, try 7-zip, assuming you have Windows.

http://www.7-zip.org/
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#4464120 - 07/19/17 03:35 PM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: Quattro Pete]
SF0059 Offline


Registered: 08/06/12
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
You use a zip utility to unzip it first. If you need a free one try 7-zip, if you use windows.

http://www.7-zip.org/


+1
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#4464122 - 07/19/17 03:36 PM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: Eddie]
Kawiguy454 Offline


Registered: 06/01/15
Posts: 582
Loc: Arizona
Windows 7 has native support for ZIP. Just double click the file and then DRAG the contents out to another folder/location and it will unzip. If you see a password popup it is password protected and youll need the password.

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#4464123 - 07/19/17 03:37 PM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: Eddie]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10989
Loc: Idaho
Originally Posted By: Eddie
I have a pdf file that I am unable to open. How does one open a zipped file. I fee stupid asking. Ed
I feel stupid all the time ! After a while you will get used to it.
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#4464166 - 07/19/17 04:21 PM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: Eddie]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
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Got it and thank you for the kind words CT8
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#4464328 - 07/19/17 08:20 PM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: Kawiguy454]
Tegger Offline


Registered: 03/20/06
Posts: 2287
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Kawiguy454
double click the file and then DRAG the contents out to another folder/location

This does not work for my Win7.

What DOES work for me is to RIGHT click the Zip file, and from the menu that pops up choose Open with > Windows Explorer. Then the contents can be dragged-and-dropped into another folder of your choosing.

Depending on the origin of the Zip file, the contents may unZip into a folder with its name in green. This means that the folder and its contents are encrypted. There is an easy fix for that, though.
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#4464658 - 07/20/17 08:29 AM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: Eddie]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Does Windows still rely inordinately upon file extensions?
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#4465162 - 07/20/17 04:30 PM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: Garak]
Tegger Offline


Registered: 03/20/06
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Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Garak
Does Windows still rely inordinately upon file extensions?

Yes. The only reason the Mac doesn't need extensions is because there is a separate, hidden "Resource Fork" file that performs the function served by extensions in Windows.
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#4465174 - 07/20/17 04:35 PM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: Garak]
uc50ic4more Offline


Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 3287
Loc: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Garak
Does Windows still rely inordinately upon file extensions?


Yes, Windows ignores MIME types and defers to the extension.

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#4466027 - 07/21/17 10:53 AM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: uc50ic4more]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24600
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I'm used to naming a file whatever I darn well please (particularly if it's just a working file) and handling it in the command line with the appropriate command without issue. The only time it seems to have ever mattered is if you have multi-volume archives, but that's another matter altogether.
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#4466395 - 07/21/17 04:41 PM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: Eddie]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 3947
Loc: Ohio
Does anybody here remember using PKZIP and PKUNZIP in DOS?
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#4466528 - 07/21/17 06:49 PM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: L_Sludger]
DBMaster Offline


Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 5323
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
Does anybody here remember using PKZIP and PKUNZIP in DOS?


Sigh. I do.

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#4466567 - 07/21/17 07:18 PM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: L_Sludger]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24600
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Yes, I do, and all the intellectual property arguments that were going on at the time, too.
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#4466612 - 07/21/17 08:10 PM Re: Zipped file open? [Re: Garak]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
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Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: Garak
Yes, I do, and all the intellectual property arguments that were going on at the time, too.
The case set the precedent for a lot of others going forward.
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