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Windows 7: zip not working

22 Mar 2011   #1
jools182

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
zip not working

Just been sent some zipped files by e-mail

when I double click them, I get an option to open or save them

I click open, but nothing happens

My collegue has no problems on his machine doing the same command

I have tried a registry fix for associated File Association Fixes for Windows 7 - The Winhelponline Blog files but it still doesn't work


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22 Mar 2011   #2
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You must have a file archiver tool installed such as winzip or 7zip. I would recommend using 7-Zip which is a file archiver with a high compression ratio, open source and free to use as opposed to winzip....works great and handles many other compression formats such as .RAR

7-Zip
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22 Mar 2011   #3
jools182

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I thought windows 7 had a zip tool already built in?
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22 Mar 2011   #4
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jools182 View Post
I thought windows 7 had a zip tool already built in?
I'm not aware of it but you could be right.....however even if it does it isn't in the same ballpark as the 3rd party tools freely available to you.
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22 Mar 2011   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

The win7 native tool is very basic E.g. it cant extract .iso or .rar files, so if your files were zipped in an unrecognized format they wont be extractable. Best to use a free 3rd party tool like 7zip or IZARC.
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22 Mar 2011   #6
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

The obvious problem seems to be a damaged/not fully downloaded zip file.

YBL
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22 Mar 2011   #7
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
The win7 native tool is very basic E.g. it cant extract .iso or .rar files, so if your files were zipped in an unrecognized format they wont be extractable. Best to use a free 3rd party tool like &zip or IZARC.
yeah! thats what i thought, but windows would not recognize the format, leave alone, extract it.

IMO, it must be a damaged archive, thats why windows cant tell what to do, and wont respond.

YBL
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22 Mar 2011   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Just reread the first post- have you tried saving the file instead of opening?
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22 Mar 2011   #9
motc7

 
 

What happens when you right click on it? Do you see a menu option to extract?
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22 Mar 2011   #10
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I use 7-Zip.

If you choose to use it make sure that you get the matching x32 or x64 installer.
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