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Windows 7: What's the best way to open zip folder?

11 Mar 2013   #1
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
What's the best way to open zip folder?

I feel sooo dumb asking this because I have opened zips way in the past but right now am having a brain fart. I have just downloaded both a 'program' & a 'tutorial' for it & don't know if I should 'right' click or 'left'click, & where to go from there? I also don't understand the "Take Ownership".

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11 Mar 2013   #2
Bongo

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On a zip just double click on it then click on Extract all files. Then click on Extract button.

Jerry
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11 Mar 2013   #3
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

Assuming you have WinRAR installed, you can just right click the file, and then click on either Extract Here to extract it right there, or Extract Files, which opens up a menu where you can select where and how to extract it.

Good luck!
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18 Mar 2013   #4
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't think I have a special program for zips, just whatever came with my PC. I guess my main concern was that I still don't understand sooo much about using a computer that I don't know if I need everything that comes in a zip and/or what to click on. Should I just assume that all files in there are needed?
Sorry to be such a bonehead.
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18 Mar 2013   #5
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nommy the first View Post
Assuming you have WinRAR installed, you can just right click the file, and then click on either Extract Here to extract it right there, or Extract Files, which opens up a menu where you can select where and how to extract it.

Good luck!
Nommy
WinRAR is what I use. I love it!
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18 Mar 2013   #6
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanx but am on limited income so pretty much need to rely on free programs. I don't know that I would ever need to 'send' a zip, don't know that much about computers but some things that I download (AFTER I make sure it's SAFE) are zipped.
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18 Mar 2013   #7
kado897

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Windows 7 has built in support for zip files. Just double click on it an it will open in explorer.
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18 Mar 2013   #8
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
I don't think I have a special program for zips, just whatever came with my PC. I guess my main concern was that I still don't understand sooo much about using a computer that I don't know if I need everything that comes in a zip and/or what to click on. Should I just assume that all files in there are needed?
Sorry to be such a bonehead.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
Thanx but am on limited income so pretty much need to rely on free programs. I don't know that I would ever need to 'send' a zip, don't know that much about computers but some things that I download (AFTER I make sure it's SAFE) are zipped.
You do not need a special program for zip folders it's build in Windows 7 look at post #2 above.

Jerry
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18 Mar 2013   #9
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

There is a reason for the confusion. It depends on the contents of the .zip file.

In the case of a self-contained program with all its folders and contents compressed in a .zip file, a right-click will bring a context menu to "extract all" of the program into a separate folder.

In the case of a program installer along with miscellania compressed in a .zip file, a left-click will dive straight inside the .zip file to the installer where one can left-click to run the installer.

All done without the need of a 3rd-party program.
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18 Mar 2013   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I always create a new folder on the desktop, name it, then extract to the folder.
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