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Can you recommend good reliable free unzip tool?

by cnetuser88 / March 2, 2010 3:22 AM PST

Can you recommend good reliable free unzip tool?

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Re: good reliable unzip tool.
by Kees Bakker / March 2, 2010 3:28 AM PST

I use the one that's built into Windows XP (and Vista and 7). Unzips perfectly, is reliable and free (once you paid for Windows), and nicely integrates with Windows Explorer. So it seems to cover all your requirements (and more). Even better: it not only unzips, it zips also!

Highly recommended.


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(NT) Where is it in the win XP?
by cnetuser88 / March 2, 2010 5:09 AM PST
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It's called 'compressed folders'.
by Kees Bakker / March 2, 2010 5:11 AM PST
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Try Bitser
by Buz74 / March 23, 2010 7:37 AM PDT
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by histfic / March 6, 2013 5:45 AM PST
In reply to: Try Bitser

Not useful since the Bitser file comes zipped, so if you don't have a zip tool, it's useless.

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built in
by histfic / March 6, 2013 5:43 AM PST

no built in unzip function in win7 that I could find using both Help and Search.

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by LucJs / March 22, 2010 7:03 AM PDT

I'm using IZArc, works fine

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