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K5MBV
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« on: September 18, 2010, 03:23:28 PM »

There used to be a software function called PKUNZIP that
could be used to unzip programs after retrieving them from
the web. It isn't on any of the three PCs I now own and I
need it to get a program for Ham use.

There are a BUNCH of sites claiming "FREE" unzip programs,
but when trying to get them it turns out they aren't free
and then it gets more complicated from there.

What are people using nowadays to unzip files? I don't
mind paying a small fee, but giving out a bunch of information
isn't going to happen.

Ken  K5MBV
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AA4PB
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 04:32:03 PM »

WinZip is one of the most popular. I believe you can still download a trial version. The cost to purchase is about $30 I think.
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N3OX
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 05:11:39 PM »

.zip file functionality is built into most modern operating systems.  Here's how to make them...

Windows XP:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306531

Windows 7: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Compress-and-uncompress-files-zip-files

Mac OS X : http://www.apple.com/pro/tips/zip.html

Ubuntu Linux: http://chrisjean.com/2009/02/02/create-zip-archives-quickly-in-ubuntu-linux/

In Windows, if you double click a .zip it just opens in a folder window.  You can just copy and paste the files out of that folder to extract them.

I haven't bothered with any .zip program in years.   Maybe some of the add-on programs have other functionality but they aren't needed for basic opening of .zip files anymore. 
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K0BT
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 08:20:29 PM »

As Dan pointed out, the functionality is built into newer versions of Windows.  If you still prefer a stand alone zip file manager you can download 7-Zip.  It is an open source project.  No registration and no cost.

http://www.7-zip.org/

Bob, K0BT
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W0BTU
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010, 05:58:13 PM »

I used 7-Zip for awhile, then an acquaintance recommended WinRar. That's about all I use now. It's also shareware.
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