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Kyle
2006-01-28, 22:13
Is there a free zip file expander available? I have used StuffIt and WinZip, but both have nag screens. I don't care about compressing, just unzipping.

MrC
2006-01-28, 23:09
You mean different than the one built into Windows XP?

notanatheist
2006-01-29, 00:13
www.7-zip.org Straight and simple. Just right-click your zips and extract. Oh, totally completely FREE. Use the source Luke.

Skunk
2006-01-29, 00:37
I love 7-zip too. So refreshing :)

When will someone put all this freeware together into a OS 'for dummies'- like MS but free (?)

andreas
2006-01-29, 02:07
Kyle wrote:
> Is there a free zip file expander available? I have used StuffIt and
> WinZip, but both have nag screens. I don't care about compressing,
> just unzipping.

FilZip @ http://www.filzip.com/

/a

TCM
2006-01-29, 02:08
Another vote for 7-zip

Kyle
2006-01-29, 07:07
You mean different than the one built into Windows XP?
I've got XP Pro, but the only expander I can find on my machine is StuffIt, which has nag screens. Is there a built-in that doesn't have nag screens?

stinkingpig
2006-01-29, 10:30
Kyle wrote:
> MrC Wrote:
>
>> You mean different than the one built into Windows XP?
>>
> I've got XP Pro, but the only expander I can find on my machine is
> StuffIt, which has nag screens. Is there a built-in that doesn't have
> nag screens?
>
>
>
It does, though installing something else may have broken it.

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip Since 1996

stinkingpig
2006-01-29, 10:31
Skunk wrote:
> I love 7-zip too. So refreshing :)
>
> When will someone put all this freeware together into a OS 'for
> dummies'- like MS but free (?)
>
>

http://osswin.sourceforge.net/
http://www.theopencd.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open-source_software_packages

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip Since 1996

Skunk
2006-01-29, 11:14
Thanks Jack. I'll definetely check those out. I meant create it, and shove it in their faces. I major in New Media- so think to seek open source. The general public is just now catching on to firefox.

notanatheist
2006-01-29, 11:52
For the built-in XP one you can usually right click and Open. If something else is your default then open a folder, go to Tools, Folder Options, File Types, find *.zip, and change the associated program to the Windows program. I'm not in front of a Windows PC to remember exactly what it is called but you should see it.

MrC
2006-01-29, 13:14
I've got XP Pro, but the only expander I can find on my machine is StuffIt, which has nag screens. Is there a built-in that doesn't have nag screens?

Stuffit does not come with XP - that was most likely installed by your vendor (or you at some point). Uninstall it (and all your zip prog's) to see Windows' native Right-click on a zip Extract command.

The built-in extractor does not have nag screens, as its part of Windows' now.