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Can I extract Winzip files that I used to back up 200GB of family photos videos and music?

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#1 dnt711


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:11 AM

I backed up my pc (Windows Vista) using HP wizard; I ended up with 200 GB of information, I need to restore everything back to way it was, I tried different methods but nothing seems to work, can anyone please help me? The files are backed up in WinZip files. When i click on the WinZip properties it displays the following: Type of file: WinRAR ZIP archive (.zip) and under Opens with: Win RAR archiver. I need your help please.

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#2 MadDawg


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:57 AM

Try using 7-zip.
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:48 PM

First of all, note that .zip files are ZIP Archives, not WinZIP files, though they may be unpacked using WinZip. I would also recommend using 7-zip to extract it. Here are some instructions:

Once you install 7-zip on your computer, right click the zip archive, hover over the 7-zip menu, and click 'Extract to "folder-name-here"'.

Just remember that extracting 200GB may take a few hours to complete.

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