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#1 ChrisMN

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:26 PM

Hello

I am using my old Dell Latitude CP(laptop)

Windows ME
32 MB Ram(Ya its old)
Pentium MMX 233 MhZ Processor

When I download a .zip file (such as an old DOS game for my son) or even when I tried to download Kerio 2.1.5(firewall) they come in a .zip file and when I click on them in my desktop. I am prompted this "Click the program you want to use to open '[title of file].zip' If the program is not in the list, click other."

The only programs in the list are:

Corel PerfectExpert
Corel PerfectScript
Corel WordPerfect
Image Preview
Imaging
Internet Explorer
Windows Media Player
Notepad
Paint
PFREG
Windows Movie Maker
Word Pad

Which one will help me unzip .zip files?

I would appreciate any advice on this issue!

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:48 PM

Hi,
You need the utility to open zip files such as http://www.filehippo.com/download_winzip/ or winRAR etc that open zip files.
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:47 PM

Hi Firerock, thanks for the input.

One problem. According to file hippo, none of their versions of WinZip are Windows ME compatible. It will not install on my ME system.

Are there any utilities that open zip files and are Win ME compatible?

Thanks

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:58 PM

Try 7-Zip:

http://www.7-zip.org

Free Utility to open zipfiles in Windows ME.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 07:03 PM

Will do, thanks. Ill reprt back asap.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:12 PM

7 zip should work
and win rar will work

or you can use the one built in windows ME
to get that go to MYCOMPUTER>CONTROL PANEL>ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS>WINDOWS SETUP>go down intill you see SYSTEM TOOLS> Click Compressed folders box. this only reads zip.


but you should get winrar(reads much more formats)

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:33 AM

One problem. According to file hippo, none of their versions of WinZip are Windows ME compatible. It will not install on my ME system.

Are there any utilities that open zip files and are Win ME compatible?


Of course they are WinZip 9.0 SR-1 is even though it doesn't say so in the Technical tab. Thats a fault with FileHippo.

If you want the older WinZips then you can find them here. I've always used WinZip 7.0 on Win98SE, WinME and my WinXP because it works how I like it to work. Not adding stupid folders inside the zip.

As other users have said 7-Zip 9.07 Beta or WinRAR 3.90 will also open zip files. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 02:49 PM

One more thing about 7-Zip. It does not automatically associate with ZIP files (or any other archive files). You need to open 7-Zip from Start Menu shortcut. Then go to Tools > Options. In the Options dialog, click on System tab. Then click on Select All followed by OK.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 11:30 PM

use win rar
never had a problem with it
and you know how it says you got to buy it
well you don't lol the 40 days thing just keeps on going

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:12 AM

and you know how it says you got to buy it
well you don't lol the 40 days thing just keeps on going


Yes but there are ways around this. :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:20 AM

i know
i don't think no one brothers removing it but

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:07 AM

I have always used Izarc, its free and opens about 40 different file extensions.
Got a slow computer? check out http://www.computer-tech.tk

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:39 AM

Thanks all for the info. Very much appreciated. Topic fully resolved.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 06:46 AM

Topic fully resolved.


Ok which one have you decided to use?

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 07:41 AM

Topic fully resolved.


Ok which one have you decided to use?


winrar of course




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