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Can't unzip files

by Rothie / July 15, 2005 7:21 AM PDT

I'm running XP home and I am patched to date.I don't seem to be able to open zip files.All I get is a bunch of individual GIF's,etc.Consider me a novice.I don't really know anything about zip files.

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Explain more please
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 15, 2005 9:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Can't unzip files

You say, "I don't seem to be able to open zip files.All I get is a bunch of individual GIF's"

Are the GIF files actual GIF images? If so, perhaps that's all there is to be unzipped.

Where from? What zip files are you trying to unzip? What error messages are you getting?

How are you trying to unzip these files? Are you using Winzip?

Mark

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When you're clicking on...
by FrankQTran / July 15, 2005 11:27 AM PDT
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any *.ZIP file and by default WinXP will unzip that file into 1 or several small files and display them in the new Windows Explorer.

Those *.GIF files have been unziped already and ready to be viewed by double-click on it.

Regards,

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XP's built in zip utility can be confusing to use.
by mustangj36 / July 15, 2005 12:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Can't unzip files

Suggest you get an evaluation copy of WinZip and use it. Much clearer and easier to use.

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