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zip files, ya gotta love em

by wasasa / November 22, 2004 5:02 AM PST

I downloaded Ad-aware and I cant figure out how to open it. The site I got it from said copy to open drive{like D or E?} and decompress it. Duh?????

What does that mean?

Please help me

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Wasasa, There Are Two Ways To Go About This
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 5:20 AM PST

Decompress means to "unzip" the file using an "Unzipper" program. First, you don't need an "Unzipper" program to run the file from the link below:

Ad-Aware Download Site "aawsepersonal.exe"

And if you do need to ever use an Unzipper to unzip "any" program in the future, there are a number available, including the free one at the link below called "CamUnzip". Simply click on the link below, read the info, then click on the "Download" link in the upper middle of the page to navigate to a download page. Once you've download the installer file to your desktop, double click on the file to install it.

CAM UnZip

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Re: zipping it in the bud
by wasasa / November 22, 2004 8:16 AM PST

Thanks
I'm new at this and I hate when I feel stumped. Thanks again. I'm off to conquer!

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(NT) (NT) Wasasa, Glad It Helped & Keep Up The Safe Computing !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 8:34 AM PST

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