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  1. #1


    Edmonton Alta
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8

    Zip Files


    Hi there,


    Luckily for me I'm running Windows 8 on my new HP ENVY Phoenix Desk Top...


    Windows 7 and Windows 8 natively supports .zip file formats. Thus effectively you would not need a third party software to zip / unzip files in zip format. Windows 8 supports .iso file format as well apart from supporting .zip file format.


    In order to create a .zip file in windows 7 or 8, right click on empty area on desktop and select New ZIP Archive. Once you have created a ZIP Archive (.zip file), name it appropriately, double click on it to open it in explorer. Once you have opened the .zip file in windows explorer, you can paste files into it, as you would do in a folder.


    In order to view the contents of a .zip file, you need to follow the same procedure, i.e. double click on the .zip file and view or modify the contents of the zip file as you would do changes to a folder. You can also right click on a .zip file and select the Extract All option to UnZip the file contents onto a selectable location.


    If the WinZip free version remained free after the trial period, I'd still continue to use it, but for a paid version, well I've already paid for Windows 8!!



    Chas

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Chas,

    The built-in ZIP features in Windows 8 are fine.

    If you like, the free program 7-Zip can give you more options if needed.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Edmonton Alta
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8

    That's great


    Hi Shawn,
    Eh, thanks for that info and link.
    I'll likely have to give that program a try out.

    Have a great day.

    Chas
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. I hope you have a great day as well.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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