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Windows 7: Winrar

06 Jan 2010   #1
TheIceman6

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 
Winrar

Hello,

I was using winrar on win 7 but now I removed it and I can still access zipped Folder via "windows explorer" which is cool is it enough ? or do I need to reinstall winrar? Because now I can access the files without winrar so no need to unzip them anymore.

Thanks


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06 Jan 2010   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIceman6 View Post
Hello,

I was using winrar on win 7 but now I removed it and I can still access zipped Folder via "windows explorer" which is cool is it enough ? or do I need to reinstall winrar? Because now I can access the files without winrar so no need to unzip them anymore.

Thanks
Windows Explorer has native support for .zips
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06 Jan 2010   #3
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

These days I prefer 7zip - it opens (and creates) all kinds of archives, there is a 64-bit version, and it's free. Windows on the other hand will open zip and cab files, but not rar, gz, bz2, etc.
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06 Jan 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello The Iceman,

If you cannot open a ZIP file, then the ZIP download option in the tutorial below will restore the default ZIP associations back in Windows 7 so that you should be able to afterwards.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Jan 2010   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
These days I prefer 7zip - it opens (and creates) all kinds of archives, there is a 64-bit version, and it's free. Windows on the other hand will open zip and cab files, but not rar, gz, bz2, etc.
I am the same way...I have no clue why folks elect for WinRAR

7zip is free (like you said), very minimalistic, and not bloated
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06 Jan 2010   #6
TheIceman6

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIceman6 View Post
Hello,

I was using winrar on win 7 but now I removed it and I can still access zipped Folder via "windows explorer" which is cool is it enough ? or do I need to reinstall winrar? Because now I can access the files without winrar so no need to unzip them anymore.

Thanks
Windows Explorer has native support for .zips
Thanks yeah I downloaded a .rar Folder and I couldn't access to it.

I'll download 7zip as it's Free

Thanks for your help.
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06 Jan 2010   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIceman6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIceman6 View Post
Hello,

I was using winrar on win 7 but now I removed it and I can still access zipped Folder via "windows explorer" which is cool is it enough ? or do I need to reinstall winrar? Because now I can access the files without winrar so no need to unzip them anymore.

Thanks
Windows Explorer has native support for .zips
Thanks yeah I downloaded a .rar Folder and I couldn't access to it.

I'll download a Free trial again


Thanks for your help.
Why not use 7zip...free, does everything that winrar does and more...
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06 Jan 2010   #8
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I use 7Zip. I like it, although its interface isn't very Windows-ish (IMHO).

As far as I know, it can't create RAR archives, although it can expand them. Its supported formats are 7z, zip, and tar. (Tar is for Tape ARchive, popular on Unix systems.)
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