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#1 SysTech Guy

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:34 AM

This is a very basic question, but something I have been curious about.

If I have a zip file and I move it from my local xp station to a shared folder on a windows 2003 server and unzip it, what unzip application is being used to unzip the file. Is it the local unzip application on my XP machine, or is it the unzip utillity on the remote 2003 server?

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 09:22 AM

I guess its the local zip application.

My idea is all the functionality available to you is because those are installed on your local computer.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:05 PM

If you have a zip file copied to a share on a Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Linux, or any other server and you open that share from your machine ( let's say you have windows xp ), your local program will be opening the zipped file.

Now, depending on the zip utility you use, the unzipped files are copied to your "local temp" folder then copied back to the share, or they are copied directly to the share during the unzip process.

Hope this helps,

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