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Phil 920/01/2013 06:57:18
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I have downloaded some free plans from the web. They are zip files but I dont have winzip because you need to pay to download it.

Can anyone recommend any free unzip software

cymaz20/01/2013 07:15:51
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Try...winzipfree.info . I haven't used it
Phil 920/01/2013 07:33:12
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That worked many thanks

Greybeard20/01/2013 08:01:37
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It puts another advert tab on you toolbar, so presumably earns it's keep that way.

Greybeard20/01/2013 08:34:26
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Having downloaded this application I also found that it placed around six other advertising programs on my machine that generated various annoying pop-up adverts. It has taken around 30 minutes to delete them all; at least I think I have got them all. angry

Plummet20/01/2013 09:27:14
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I know that it is a sledgehammer to crack a nut - but there are fringe benefits if you can use them...

If you install Cygwin on your machine then this will give you access to zip and unzip tools.

Cygwin gives you a way of running loads of GNU software under windows.

It all costs nowt, but expect a fair learning curve. If you are interested, and need advice then PM me.

Plummet

Ben B20/01/2013 09:33:25
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Winzip gives you a trial period. Otherwise winrar is excellent.
Kevin Fairgrieve20/01/2013 09:42:00
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Or my personal favourite.

Free, and no anoying ads or pop ups.

7-ZIP

Kev

Phil 920/01/2013 09:57:13
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thanks all I will have to look into them. I have already used winzipfree and it has put some advert software on my computer. I also have used winzip trail but that had run out a while ago

Plummet I am not sure if that may be a little advanced for me. I dont even know what GNU software isblush

John Cole20/01/2013 11:14:36
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If you right-click on a zipped file, the Windows drop-down menu gives you the Extract... option.

Plummet20/01/2013 11:17:34
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Posted by Phil B on 20/01/2013 09:57:13:

thanks all I will have to look into them. I have already used winzipfree and it has put some advert software on my computer. I also have used winzip trail but that had run out a while ago

Plummet I am not sure if that may be a little advanced for me. I dont even know what GNU software isblush

Danger - Danger - Bee in Bonnet Warning - Danger - Danger

GNU is the (sort of) Logo for the Free software Foundation. (FSF)

The FSF exists to provide high grade free and open source software. Perhaps the best known software resulting from the FSF way of doing things is Linux - which you probably use every day, because it is embedded in loads of the stuff you buy, like phones and set-top-boxes, and is heavily used by the likes of Google and Amazon.

Some folk insist on calling Linux GNU/Linux.

GNU is a self referential acronym (Honest!) It stands for "GNU's not Unix" - as if that helped anyone.

Unis is a computer operating system much used for Scientific computing. Linux is a version of Unix.

Hope that helps? informs? etc.

I will now go back to sleep. Poke me if you want to wake me up again.

Plummet

WolstonFlyer20/01/2013 12:24:22
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Hi Phil

Here is another vote for 7-zip. It is very good and completely free.

http://www.7-zip.org

Also any version of Windows from XP service pack 3 onwards can open zip files with no extra software needed. Just right click on the zip file and in the menu that opens there should be an option to 'Extract all". Just follow the process and choose where to unzip the files.

Plummet-

Soapbox alert... here be dragons....

It should be called "GNU/Linux" because Linux is just the Kernel of the OS. The operating system as a whole uses tools and software built by GNU, including the C compiler GCC without which the Linux kernel could not be compiled... GNU have their own kernel which may or may not ever get completed.

Many people just say "Linux" to mean the whole operating system but this really is a mistake, if you only used Linux (the kernel) your PC would do very little at all, in fact it would not even boot up.

(Stepping down from soapbox)

Edited By WolstonFlyer on 20/01/2013 12:25:29

Plummet20/01/2013 12:28:45
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I'll put my bonnet in your soapbox.nerd

P

(Now stop poking me.)

Edited By Plummet on 20/01/2013 12:29:17

Johnny Kirkham20/01/2013 12:47:21
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A good site to check out is download.com its got me out of trouble many a time. Some programs you pay for some are trial periods and some are free.

Johnny smiley

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