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#1 zombiewhacker

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 04:46 PM

I've heard good things about the zipping/unzipping utility 7-zip.  (IIRC quietman7 has recommended it, as well.)

 

Any downsides, though?  Install problems, bugs, etc.  

 

Also, how does it square up against Win 8's native unzipper -- which does what better?



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 04:55 PM

I've been using 7-Zip for some time now; it works really well!  I let Windows 7's built-in zip utility remain default.  Both utilities play nice. I can't remember any negatives about 7-zip.


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Posted 07 March 2016 - 05:17 PM

Thanks for the quick reply. 

 

If Win's utility is set as your default, how do you call up 7-zip when you need it?



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 10:44 PM

I use its shortcut  :)   To me, both Windows built-in zip and 7-zip have their respective strengths.


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