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Where Is The Zip Program Located


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#1 Arenlor

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 01:45 PM

I was told that you can just plain unzip a .tar.gz program, so was I went to open with and tried to locate it on my computer, have no idea where to find the file, and tried running a search for zip (including hidden and system files of course, what's the use of search without that)

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 02:21 PM

What is your Operating System (XP Home, XP Pro, etc., ....)?
If using XP, right click the file, and select Extract All... and follow the directions.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 03:22 PM

XP Home and I don't have an extract all option, I need to choose the correct program from the open with... thing first.

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 04:47 PM

What happens when you double click the file?
Here's a free 3rd party file compression program.
See if this will do it:
ZipGenius
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:46 PM

.tar.gz file formats are gzip formats. Thats why the XP zip shows ghosted. Here is a snip from gzips FAQ's

Is there a Windows interface for gzip?
PowerArchiver 6.1, 7-zip and Winzip include the gzip compression code and can decompress .gz and tar.gz files. Win-GZ can compress and decompress files in gzip format. Please note that gzip, 7-zip, PowerArchiver 6.1 and Win-GZ are freeware but you must register Winzip and PowerArchiver > 6.1 if you use them regularly.


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Posted 03 November 2006 - 11:04 PM

ok I have it down to a .tar for win-gz, I'll do some research to find a .tar unzipper.

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 11:13 PM

The one I recommended, ZipGenius, says it will handle .tar files:
File Types Supported by ZipGenius
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 11:30 PM

I found that 7-zip works for it and a lot of things.




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