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(Solved) - zip file opener

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  • Started 2 years ago by curry318
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curry318
Posts: 99

what's the best zip file opener?

Posted 2 years ago
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afuhnk
Posts: 309

It's all a matter of perception.
In my case, the 'Best' one is 7zip.
It's Free. It's Open Source. It's compatible with other zip managers.

Posted 2 years ago
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vistamike
Posts: 10945

Without a doubt 7zip; http://www.7-zip.org/

Mike

Posted 2 years ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

While I agree with the above recommendation, Zip file opening is built into Windows. There is really no need for additional software, unless you have very specific reasons. Why gum up your computer further with unneeded software?

Posted 2 years ago
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vistamike
Posts: 10945

Well, even in Win 7 the extract does not always perform well, especially with .rar files

Mike

Posted 2 years ago
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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

For me,
http://www.filehippo.com/downl.....extractor/
all the way.

Posted 2 years ago
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SarahJames
Posts: 6581

And I go with Izarc. Also freeware :)

Posted 2 years ago
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curry318
Posts: 99

I used to have what came with windows, but it disappeared and I don't know how to get it back. then I have had others which I liked and they disappeared. I don't know what's going on. For a while I had one called unzip for windows, but suddenly, it's gone, too. I liked the one that had an icon that looked like a file with a zipper on it, but I can't find it online anymore.

I will try all your recommendations and see what happens. thank you all

Posted 1 year ago
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curry318
Posts: 99

I just tried installing these things above and I could not because this error message popped up:

Error writing temporary file. Make sure your temp folder is valid.

Now what do I do?

Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Posts: 1310

You could follow this guide to fix any corrupted system files.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....ecker.html

Jim

Posted 1 year ago
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curry318
Posts: 99

Sevenforums wants $30 which I don't have. Any other suggestions?

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
Posts: 10945

Jim's link is for instructions to run; Windows 7 - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

There are no fees to pay.

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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Veegertx
Posts: 376

$30 ??
Sounds like you infected badly with something throwing popups like that.

Click Start button, type cmd in the search box and cmd.exe will appear (hopefully)
Right click on it and choose Run as Administrator
type sfc /scannow and press Enter

Posted 1 year ago
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curry318
Posts: 99

I did what you said and this is what came up when it was done:

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Posts: 1310

The next step would be to Install then Run & update these two Apps and scan your PC with each one.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/pr.....bytes_free
http://www.superantispyware.com/ (Get the FREE version)

Jim

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Jim. If you link to filehippo, it's automatically the free versions. I know what hunting round those sites for the free one can be like.

Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Posts: 1310

Thanks LH. Will have to update my links.

Jim

Posted 1 year ago
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Veegertx
Posts: 376

Free on this page http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html
Malwarebytes his link show download free

Posted 1 year ago
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curry318
Posts: 99

Jim, I have already used up both of those trials, but I will uninstall them and try them again and see what happens. I do intend to buy them as soon as I can because they worked really well. I also already have Norton that I get free from Comcast and I have SpeedMaxPC and I use CCleaner. It sure takes a lot of stuff to keep these computers working.

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Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Posts: 1310

Thanks for the links, curry318. Very interesting.
Makes one wonder why things like that aren't shown on news casts like FOX News and CNN.

Jim

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