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how to avoid winzip deleting all zip files?


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#1 Max Lopes

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:15 PM

Hello!

i wanted to ask if someone knows how to avoid WinZip deleting all zip files on my hard drive.
upon uninstall (i now use 7-zip which is much better and not one of those numerous crap trials)
it tells me the following:

WinZip

The ''Uninstall WinZip'' procedure will: folder

*Remove WinZip Program files from the C:\Program Files\WinZip\ folder
*Remove the Winzip program group
*Remove WinZip registry and INI entries
*Remove WinZip files <---- i do NOT want this!

so how to avoid?
i was trying to rename all winzip files (153 files) to 7z but it takes a heck load of time.
so does someone know a faster way?

Thanks!

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:26 PM

Change the file associations.

For Vista

For XP. About half way down the page is what you should need.

#3 Max Lopes

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:12 PM

it still doesn't change the extension.
because winzip will delete all files with this: example.zip
i need something to avoid winzip from deleting these files, and with changing the extension it can't find the files to delete and thinks there are no .zip files on the pc. that's what i thought. or did i miss something?
btw my OS is windows XP Professional.

thanks

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:24 PM

Sorry the suggestion did not work.

Do`t use winzip. Perhaps a visit HERE may shed some light.

I do find it strange that the uninstaller would perform such a function.

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 09:47 AM

i find it strange too, but maybe i can delete all winzip related files with KillBox.
but how do i remove from software list then?

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 09:56 AM

My only suggestion at this point is to visit their SUPPORT SITE.

After rereading the wording of the line in question I do not believe it relates to .zip files. But instead to program files installed by Winzip.

One way to test is to copy all your zip`d files to an external source. Allow the uninstall to run and see if the original .zip`d files are removed. I really do not believe they will be.

Edited by ThunderZ, 29 August 2009 - 09:59 AM.





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