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File Zipping
« on: March 17, 2009, 04:56:18 PM »
My 3d video plugin is coming right along. I hope to post the plugin soon for trial.

Years ago I bought the shareware PKZIP and it saw a lot of use in the 1990s. Since it is limited to 8 letter file names it is of limited use with Windows long file names.

What free or inexpensive software is currently available for zipping files and folders?

Tom Hubin
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Re: File Zipping
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 05:11:22 PM »
Hey Tom, I think most of us use winrar. There should be many free downloads on the web. Here is one link I got but I haven't downloaded from it in the past.

http://www.win-rar.com/downloadond.html?ClickID=bdd6mz1fqdyllnuygqgm1mgey6gddgemsgvg

Can you use windows file compressor?

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Re: File Zipping
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009, 08:12:41 PM »
In windows just right click on the folder your using, and look at the Send To, and you will see "Compressed", it is windows built in zip utility, works good.
and everyone running windows XP/Vista can decompress.

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Re: File Zipping
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 05:04:53 AM »
In windows just right click on the folder your using, and look at the Send To, and you will see "Compressed", it is windows built in zip utility, works good.
and everyone running windows XP/Vista can decompress.

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Hello Scott and Brett,

I looked at a Windows XP machine and was able to find the SEND-TO/Zip File options. However, I am using a Windows 2000 machine and do not see Compression as one of the Send-To options.

I poked around Help topics on my machine but did not find any good info about using compression, except for more compact storage on my hard drive.

Is that compression option something that I can download and install to Windows 2000?

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Re: File Zipping
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009, 10:13:39 PM »
I don't know about 2000. I did find a link that may help though.

http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/curriculum/thread/a8cbc79f-9aaa-47ac-a5e6-a5d6594fb7b8/

The trial download of Winrar is the very first link on this page.   http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm  I don't know if it works for 200 or not. No way to test that here.

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