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To open with or not to open with

by tomron / October 25, 2004 3:52 PM PDT

I am trying to install a program called REGMON.A window appears saying "open with, click the program you want to use to open 'ntregmon[1].zip'. if the program is not in the list,click other". There's a list of options,such as spybot,ms word,IE,and so on to choose.If I pick MS WORD,this program will only open if I open MS WORD,am I reading that right,also why do I rarely encounter this open with window.My OS is WIN 2K PRO.If you need any more info,please advise.
much appreciated,
Tom

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Re: To open with or not to open with
by Coryphaeus / October 25, 2004 4:15 PM PDT

If the extension of the file is .zip you need an unzipper to unzip the file. Winzip is available for a price.

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Re: To open with or not to open with
by Kees Bakker / October 25, 2004 5:10 PM PDT
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JustZIPit
by caktus / October 25, 2004 5:36 PM PDT
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Re: JustZIPit
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 25, 2004 6:31 PM PDT
In reply to: JustZIPit

I always use Winzip for *.zip files.

It's available for a free trial period, and the trial never seems to end.

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Re: JustZIPit
by tomron / October 25, 2004 6:41 PM PDT
In reply to: JustZIPit

That did it,no more "open with" window.What I don't understand is why that only appears sometimes and what is this zip thing? I made a mistake,I meant to place my question in the newbie section.
Thanks,
Tom

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Re: JustZIPit
by Bob__B / October 25, 2004 10:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: JustZIPit

".zip" files are files that have been compressed or squeezed.

Because they have been squeezed that makes them smaller and faster to send across the net.

The only problem is when you receive them you need an unsqueezer to bring them back to their original size and to be of any use.

That's where products like winzip or others come in.

You can store a ".zip" file on your hd (it will take less space) but if you try to access it you will need an unsqueezer tool.

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Re: JustZIPit
by tomron / October 26, 2004 7:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: JustZIPit

I appreciate the help.
Tom

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