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WinZip and 7-ZIP changes the files names when extracted

Q: WinZip and 7-ZIP changes the files names when extracted

I have a 64-bit Windows 8.1 HP. It came pre-installed 7-Zip. When I extract it changes the file names automatically upon extraction.

On my old Windows 7 desktop I had WinZip and this never happened. So I purchased and installed WinZip on the Windows 8.1 and the same thing happened, it changed the file name automatically.

I have tried all over the net and on this site to find a solution but to no avail. I also compared WinZip settings on the W7 and I can't really tell if they are the same as it is different on W8.1

My real concern is that when I extract the folder, it changes the files names adding additional characters where there would be spaces and then an extension of numbers.
Windows 7 did not do this at all. Please help!!! How can I turn this off?
Original file name
Bride & Groom -7
Extracted new file name done automatically

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I used 7zip to open up a .gz zipped/archived file. It seems like 7zip extracts and downloads the files to open it? Is that correct? If so, where are the files located? Or is it just stored somewhere temporarily and then deleted after?

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When I extract a file or video to desktop I can't find it.
I retsart the pc and the file or video pop up,it does this
almost every time.Any help?

A:Extracted files on desktop

download this 7-Zip right click file needing to be extracted, expand 7zip and click extract to and choose the same name as the file you are unzipping, unzipp's will be there...
vidoe pop up? what? need more facts not random statements...

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I have winrar files and in them i have many many important pictures...

However when i extract these pictures it extracts but i cannot see the pictures the folder simply just says 'folder is empty' but it is not empty.. i know this because in properties it says contains: 139 files.....:?:?

anyone have an idea?

A:Solved: Cannot see my Extracted files?

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When I extract files from a zipped folder, a folder is created but with no files in them. Yet, when I open a zipped folder, the files are visible but inaccessible. Help.

P.S. Running Vista Home Premium

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i am trying to copy some files from a windows 2000 pc to a novell 3.11 server, but when the file names are longer than 8 char i cant copy it.....how can i configure windows 2000 to convert those long files name in to short files names.

when i do it manualy it prompt me to automaticaly convert the names, but the problem is that i am copying the files using a batch and the batch just dont copy the files


A:Convert long files names into short files names

It is generally not a good idea to truncate long filenames to 8x3 unless you have no other alternative. Perhaps you know that already, I apologize if I assume too much.

If you are certain that it is required to be in 8.3 format by the server, you can use a 16 bit copying program rather than the default Windows copy command. The Windows command detects the 32 bit environment and automatically uses a 32 bit copy procedure that preserves long filenames.

I would recommend using xxcopy16, which is a free utility. It comes as a component of a two part package, the other component being xxcopy. xxcopy is 32 bit, xxcopy16 is 16 bit. You get what you ask for when running those commands and the windows environment will not dictate selection.

The command line with xxcopy16 would be:

xxcopy16 <source> <destination> /yy /WV0

(That's a zero at the end and the command is case sensitive.)


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Hey Guys
I have a little problem. FILES from capturing screens and videos, extracting compress file etc. are NOT showing immediately, I need to refresh the directory folder just to see it.

For example:

I will extract the "a.rar" it contains "a"
After extracting, no files were added to my desktop
But when i refresh my desktop
The file is now shown

A:Delay Showing Extracted Files

This could be related to a corrupted IconCache.db file. Delete C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db and restart your computer.

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I don't know if other people had this problem but I have a folder that I need to extract but apparently when I extract it to desktop, I click on the folder and noticed some files were missing. I check the unextracted folder and all the files were fine.
I realized when I extract the folder to desktop, the files aren't actually deleting because they seem to be there in the unextracted folder but not there when I extract them.
the next thing I tried is extracting one file that gets deleted from that folder into the desktop and then nothing happens. So the main thing is that the files wont extract to the desktop for a weird reason. I use McAfee anti virus and I tried disabling
everything possible from it and extracted the file. But it didn't work; also i'm running Windows 10.
All I know is that this is probably not from my antivirus and it has to do something with the file not being extracted.

Please help me fix this problem ASAP as the internet has no good answers or no answers at all.

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anybody know how to solve my problem? i delete them but every time at startup the are there again and its cloging up my desktop.

(PS.Its probly a realy stupid question)

A:cant delete extracted files from desktop

The easy way is to use Move_on_Boot. Works every time!

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I dowloaded a rar/zip files of 256MB however when i extracted is 3.58G what program can was used to compress too much?

A:I dowloaded a rar/zip files of 256MB however when i extracted is 3.58G what program c

What was the extension of the compressed file and what types of files did it contain?

But it really isn't about the program doing the compressing but the data that is being compressed. Some types of files, such as many image files, are already compressed and any attempts at further compression will accomplish little if anything. Some file types, such as text files and some others, compress very well.

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I would like to ask how to set WinRAR to exclude files with the exact filenames: 'thumbs.db' or '.DS_Store' (without the quotes, ignore case) from being extracted from an archive.

Ex. Files with these filenames should not be extracted:


while files with these filenames should be extracted:

Abcd thumbs.db.txt

In 'Settings->Security->Prohibited file types->File types to exclude from extracting', if I just type in 'thumbs.db .DS_Store' (without the quotes) in the field, will it work the way I described?

Also, does anyone know if WinRAR has a syntax guide for the Prohibited file types list in case I'd like to add more filenames or be flexible with the rules I need?

The reason for this question, is I'd like to not extract unnecessary files from ZIP, RAR or 7z archives in Windows 7 - files like Windows 2000/XP's Thumbs.db file (Thumbnail cache) and Mac OS X' .DS_Store file (Desktop Services Store), while not being too strict and also not extracting files which just contain 'Thumbs.db' or '.DS_Store' in its filename.

A:Setting WinRAR to exclude specified files from being extracted

Yes, it should work.

Here is a piece from WinRar 4.0 Help file

Files to exclude
File masks and file names to exclude from the archiving operation. Wildcards are supported both in path and name parts of masks. If you need to specify several masks, separate them by spaces. If mask contains spaces, enclose it in quotes. For example, you may enter:

c:\temp\info.txt *.bak *.tmp *\temp\

to skip c:\temp\info.txt file, all .bak and .tmp files, all temp folders and all files in temp folders. You may enter file names manually or use "Append" button to browse for file to exclude.

Detailed information about exclusion masks syntax is provided in description of switch -x. This switch uses the same format of exclusion masks as "Files to exclude" field.

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My girlfriend was on the computer for a bit (she isn't very tech savvy by the way) and when I came back on to open My Documents, all my folders were gone replaced by the files that were located in each and every one of these same folders. Is there a way to revert this or do i have to go through the time-consuming job of regrouping every files into new folders?

Thanks for the help


A:My documents' folders have disappeared and extracted all files.

Hello Tom, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this in your Documents library by chance instead?

If so, click on View -> Arrange by -> Folder to see if that may help.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Hope this helps,

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Hello to everyone!I need the BIOS image for the laptop Lenovo Yoga 500-15ISK. My laptop doesn't turn on and I want to re-program the BIOS chip with the latest BIOS firmware. I am a technician and it is easy for me to re-program the BIOS chip. Could you give me the extracted files of the D3CN35WW.EXE file please? Thank you in advance!

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Good morning Bleeping Computer community,
I have the strangest thing happening in my Recent Files list on my Windows 10 computer.  Files with a ZERO byte size, NO create date, NO modify date and with name in Chinese characters appear in the Recent Files list.  This is the third time in 2 weeks I have noticed a batch of such files.  Below, I will paste in the file names that appear.  I tried copying the names into Google Translate, but that did not provide anything I understood.
These files do NOT exist if I browse to my desktop.  They are not it the Recycle Bin either.  I have unchecked all the HIDE options for File Explorer.
OS: Windows 10 Home
AV: Avast (purchased)
Make: Lenovo
What I have done so far:
1) Scan with Avast.  Nothing
2) Scan with Malware Bytes:  A few PUP that I removed.
Since those actions, the most recent batch of them appeared.  It seems a few repeat and here are the file names...
1) 㩅瑜牯敲瑮灜屴畊汥⁺敖瑮牵⁡湡⁤楍慣⁨潍牯履畊汥⁺敖瑮牵⁡湡⁤楍慣⁨潍牯⹥癡⹩灪g㈀䴰潯敲愮楶樮杰
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A:Strange files in Recent Files list. Files have Chinese names and zero byte size.

Welcome to BC !
Try the programs below to see if they can find what is causing this.
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next messag... Read more

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when i unzip a file using XP home's zip utility,on the last screen the option "show extracted files" is always checked by default. how can i permanently turn this off? tia.

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If you are a legal registered owner of WinZip 9.0 and decide to upgrade to WinZip 10.0 Beta, it will convert it to an evaluation version and will NOT accept your previously-purchased registration code. The www.winzip.com site will E-mail you a temporary registration code to use, but it will only work for as long as WinZip is in beta release. Once the final release of WinZip 10.0 is released, the temporary registration code will no longer work and will convert it back to an evaluation version.

Be aware of this before you make the decision to make the upgrade. I found out the hard way.


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Hello. Last year I installed one utility called Wrye Bash used to manage and install mods for the game Oblivion. This particular utility is distributed as a .zip archive, it has no installer. The installation instructions tell to simply extract the archive to the same installation folder where the game was installed. This archive contains folders and subfolders within it. Since July last year, I haven't used or updated Wrye Bash, and 75 new versions were released! Now I'd like to uninstall it first before installing the new version. Uninstalling wouldn't be necessary if the files to be extracted from the new archive overwrote all the files extracted earlier from the old version archive, but this doesn't happen for all the files: some of them are not overwritten. This brings me to this forum.

I'd like to know if there's any way to automatically uninstall (delete) all the files extracted from an archive. There must be a simple way to achieve this I'm not aware of. The hard way would be in Windows explorer to select each and every file in the destination directory which was extracted there from the archive, and then delete them. Is there any easier way to do this? Basically, I wish to know if there's any way to undo the extracting procedure, by automatically removing the files which were extracted to the destination directory.

I was hoping that converting the original .zip archive to a SFX archive with WinRar, I could then use this .exe SFX archive both to install (extract... Read more

A:How to "uninstall" files extracted from an archive?

Since I wasn't getting any replies here, I posted the same question above in Computer Hope Forums here and I got support there.
I don't know why, but I was not able to edit my own post above to correct a few things, I couldn't find the button to do it, although I can read in this same page under Posting Rules: ?You may edit your posts?. I even sent a message reporting that issue to the Forum Administrator, but I didn't receive any replies.

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When extracting files (I use PowerDesk), a checkbox for "remove extracted files from archive" is an option. What does this do? Should I check or un-check?

A:"remove extracted files from archive"

You are probally no longer wondering this question but seems since no one answered you I thought I would.

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Somehow my zip files call up win amp when I try to unzip them. Can someone please tell me how to disassociate win amp from zip? I have a bunch of pictures from my daughter in Europe and I keep getting my win amp player everytime I try to open them. This has also happened with things I have downloaded from the 'net as well. Help, please!

A:(Resolved) Zip Files/winzip

Welcome to TSG.

In Windows Explorer highlight one of the zipped files. Hold the shift key while right clicking it. Select “Open with” and find your zip program in the list. Make sure the box that says to always use this program to open this type of file is checked. That file type will always open in the zip program.

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I just downloaded some business cards template from H-P. They downloaded, but go into a win-zip format and I can't open them. (The site says it wil download into word. This has happened to me twice. If I try to un-zip they go to pictures in my Photo Suite softwaare.) I dohave ZipMagic on my Windows ME machine.

A:downloaded files go to winzip

Welcome to TSG myodie. I'm going to put your topic in the Business Applications forum since it evidently involves Word.

But do let us know what the file extension is on the files you are trying to download (you can also try right clicking on the link and selecting "save target as" to specify a download directory if possible). Try to supply a link to the files you are having problems with so others can check them out.

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I saved everything in My Documents to a WinZip folder. My purpose is to now copy the zip folder to a floppy for backup. I see that WinZip saves very little space when I save a IrfanView type or jpg type file to it. Would there by any advantage in my not using WinZip for such files, but rather just copying them directly to a floppy without compressing them through WinZip? I guess I'm just wondering if such files lose anything when they go through WinZip. I'm also just trying to get better educated about WinZip. Thanks, grandpaw

A:Using WinZip for IrfanView files


WinZip is usually good at compressing files such as movies and applications, or major documents such as .pdf.

jpg and other image files don't compress hardly at all. The reason why people zip them is not to save space but to keep them in some kind of order.

I zip mine then store them. You can do either...its not that much different. Just neater.



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My winzip application has been erased from my system. now for some reason I cannot open any exe files. I get the error message: cannot locate winzipexe. this program is needed to open exe files.
I have tried downloading winzip again and reinstalling it but; my system won't let me open the new file. instead it gives me the same error message. I can't double click any icon and open it without the message popping up. the only icon opening is internet explorer and i had to go into tools just to open my aol.
Is there any way to get my windows back to there original state?

A:[SOLVED] winzip ate my files. help.

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Since I've had this computer, several years, when I receive a zipped file, all I have needed to do is click on it. A message says something like, "Extract all files"? I say yes, and done.

Now, suddenly, when I click on an extracted file, an obnoxious Winzip window tells me I'm using a trial version which will expire in a few days. No, wait, it now tells me it HAS expired and I need to purchase Winzip. What's going on here?

A:Why do I suddenly have to pay Winzip to extract files for me?

Quote: Originally Posted by strongedit

Since I've had this computer, several years, when I receive a zipped file, all I have needed to do is click on it. A message says something like, "Extract all files"? I say yes, and done.

Now, suddenly, when I click on an extracted file, an obnoxious Winzip window tells me I'm using a trial version which will expire in a few days. No, wait, it now tells me it HAS expired and I need to purchase Winzip. What's going on here?

Winzip wasn't given the memo that there are free programs in which to compress/decompress files.


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tried to convert a 910mb .mpg using winzip, I ended getting a 882 mb zip file, tried again this time using zipx and got 878mb this time.

is this normal or am I doing something wrong? How can I get a better ratio.

A:is winzip useless for video files?

Zipping an .mpg is not usually recommended. There's not that much extra data that can be compressed.
If you want a smaller file, it's best to encode it to a lower size or transcode it to a different format.

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It has been a while....I must have forgotten. How do I reassemble winzip files that were split into pieces so that I may run the application that was split. I have .00 thru .15 and a .rar file.


A:(Solved) WinZip split files

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Recently whenever I open a newly downloaded ZIP file,
one of two things happens. First thing: WinZip opens, I hit
"agree", and the WinZIP window opens, but nothing is in
it, and an error appears saying, "Multiple files were
dropped, and one or more is an archive. Would you like
WinZip to display the Drag and Drop dialog box so that
you can add these files?". I don't know what that means. If I say no, the error closes but
the WinZip window remains empty. If I say yes, an "Add"
dialog box appears with multiple options, and I've only
figured out one way to get it to open my file. If, in the
"Add" dialog box, I click on "New...", then browse to
and select the ZIP file that I was originally trying to open,
it says "Cannot create **The file path and name of the
ZIP file I am trying to open**. File already exists. Open
existing file?". When I say yes, the ZIP file succesfully
opens. The second thing that sometimes happens is:
When I try to open a ZIP file WinZip says that an internal
error was detected and I should re-start WinZip and try
again, but the same error comes up every time I try to
open these files. It's always the same files that produce
each error. I have gotten around the second error,
though. When I download these files, I rename them,
usually just putting spaces in the names. If I take the
spaces out, the second error ceases and the first error
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A:WinZip saying that archive files were dropped. Please help!

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seems i have corrupted my exe files. on startup all exe files have to be opened thru winzip.
how do i restore them to normal?
there is no exe file type listed when i look under the types of files any help would be greatly appreciated
thank you

A:(Resolved) exe files are opening from winzip

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I have winzip 8.0 beta and was wondering how I can extract multiple files in one operation, I know I have done this with doszip, but can't get it 2 work in winzip - It's driving me nutz - please help.

A:Multiple files in winzip *aaargh*

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i wanted to ask if someone knows how to avoid WinZip deleting all zip files on my hard drive.
upon uninstall (i now use 7-zip which is much better and not one of those numerous crap trials)
it tells me the following:


The ''Uninstall WinZip'' procedure will: folder

*Remove WinZip Program files from the C:\Program Files\WinZip\ folder
*Remove the Winzip program group
*Remove WinZip registry and INI entries
*Remove WinZip files <---- i do NOT want this!

so how to avoid?
i was trying to rename all winzip files (153 files) to 7z but it takes a heck load of time.
so does someone know a faster way?


A:how to avoid winzip deleting all zip files?

Change the file associations.For VistaFor XP. About half way down the page is what you should need.

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Every time I get a zipped file, I extract files, and get a list of contents. What do I do next?
Whenever I click on one of the files, they either disappear or go back into zipped folder. How do I actually open and use the files I download?
Appreciate any help. Thanks much!

A:Opening zipped files with winzip

Hi welcome to the forum,
First you have to understand what zipped or compressed files are, there are many methods and the most commonly used are WinZip and WinRar
I suggest you take a look here, it's a littel basic
Hope it helps you along

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I am in a catch 22 situation. I recently installed a copy of Vista Ultimate on another comp that I have, just to get the feel of it, so that when all the bugs are out I can put it on my main comp.

My problem is that to try out Vista I need things like WinZip WinRar and various other programs all of which I already have on my other comp. I have no trouble transferring them from one comp to the other
one. That’s when my problem starts.

How do you open WinZip or WinRar when you don’t have a working WinZip or WinRar on the comp you are transferring files to?

I have tried WinZip Crystal but all I get when I try to install it is a very quick flash of what looks like a Dos page and nothing else

I know that this problem can be answered by someone but it's got me beat at the moment.. Any help would be appreciated

A:I can't open Winzip or Winrar files..

Hi numinbah, Welcome to TSF!

Vista? is a pretty 'smart' Operating System that has a default file compressor on-board, that will allow you to open such files until you 'replace' it with WinZip? or WinRAR?.

Hope this answers your query.

Kind Regards,

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I downloaded a text editor called TexEd to try out and something in the installation must have changed a default setting. Now every time I save a Windows notepad file it saves as a TexEd zip file and can't be opened except with that text editor. How do I reset Windows Notepad to be my default text editor again ???

A:Notepad files are saving as Winzip ??

Hi bluehorizon
Welcome to Tech Support Guy Bulletin Board

Does TexEd also save files with a .txt extension?

I believe windows will not differentiate between the two if both have the .txt extension. One or the other will prevail and it may be a struggle between the two each time you use TexEd after using Notepad.

Try Shift, Right clicking on one of your Notepad files and select Open With, make sure there is a checkmark in "Always use this program to open this type of file", scroll down to Notepad and select OK.

Let us know if this works for you or not.

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Members sometimes upload files compressed with WinZip.

My WinZip trial has expired. Since I've no intention of parting with £s for the sole purpose of trying to help others*, can anyone recommend a tool to "substitute" for WinZip?

Maybe this?


*I can unzip WinZips in XP Explorer using "Send To > Compressed" anyway, it's just a long-winded pain is all.

A:Solved: Freeware to open WinZip files?

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Hey Tech Guys, I have my WinZip open and I have Pic Files, I have to double click them then the Generic Picture Program loads up and then it shows the picture.

What can I do that I just click on it and the picture pops up automatically?


Keep it Cold...

A:Any tips on how to access WinZip Pic files faster

This depends on a several things. What types of files are they? What program do you want to use to open them?

Windows has something called "file associations". These settings are based on the file extension of each file. For instance, Windows recognizes *.zip files as Winzip files because, when you installed Winzip, Winzip went into the registry and told Windows, "Hey, I'm in charge of all files that end in ZIP!"

If you have no programs that "took charge" of your graphic files, then you are asked this question when you try to open them.

Common graphics programs are Microsoft Photo Editor, Microsoft PhotoDraw, Microsoft Paint (BMP and sometimes JPG files, depending on version).

I am graphics-oriented myself, so I've got PhotoDraw and CorelDraw (an expensive, more commercial-art-type program). A lot of our regulars and moderators here like Irfanview. If you choose to install something like Irfanview, it should tell Windows that it's in charge of all those programs.

Meanwhile, if you can't see those file extensions, open Windows Explorer. Hit View-Options (or Folder options) and get on the View tab. There's an item in there that says something like "hide file extensions for known file types". You want to make sure this is NOT checked. Then you'll see your file extensions all over the place.

People sometimes install programs and then uninstall them. These programs may have taken over certain file extensio... Read more

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For the first time since using windows 10, I have some files that I need to unzip.
How can I do this without having to buy winzip?
When I click on a zipped file, I get the option to "open with WinZip", or open with windows explorer. Don't want to do the later. Once I click open with WinZip....it's asking me to buy or use evaluation version.
There must be some other options? There is no extract option on the list when right clicking.

A:Unzip files in windows 10...without buying winzip?

That is likely because WinZip was pre-installed so it's the default association for opening .zip files and you are prompted to purchase it. If you uninstall WinZip then reboot the "Extract All" option should appear in the right-click menu.

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Hi. I several files to zip up. Once the user extracts, each file will go to a specific location/folder. How do I do that in winzip or 7-zip? Thanks.

A:Extracting Winzip or 7-zip files to specific locations...

Hi and welcome to TSF see winzip help pages How do I compress the contents of a folder and later restore it? and this How do I extract or uncompress a compressed file?

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Hello Experts,

I have a problem that I am unable to d/l any zipped or rarred files on my machine. I have XP installed and browser is IE. I tried downloading from chrome and mozilla but problem persists. I am able to download only 37. 1 kb file when actual size is couple of Mbs.

I have tried disabling my symantec, uninstalled reinstalled winrar, uninstall reinstall browser, couple of restarts but nothing works.

Please help.


A:problem with winzip/winrar download files

We can rule out WinRAR because that has nothing to do with the actual downloading of RAR or ZIP files, so uninstalling/re-installing it was uneccessary.

Are you sure your problem is limited to the downloading of RAR & ZIP files?
Have you tried downloading any other type of file to confirm this?

For example, the download for Ccleaner is a straightforward 3.6MB 'EXE' file, so try downloading that and post back with the result:
Download CCleaner 3.19.1721 - FileHippo.com

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I have a problem with a program not saving preset data. Possibly due to harlink extenstion with only one piece of software.

I use symbolic hardlinks on my system but I do not know if the following has any bearing on the issue with the software I am using.

The software is a plugin that works within a host digital audio workstation software (Steinberg Cubase and plugin Soundtoys V5) and uses presets for different settings.

All software is legit and registered. I have contacted the developer regarding the issue with no resolve so trying here as the issue may largely be to do with windows.

The associate plugin has been installed with admin permissions and the host DAW software is run with full administrative rights. I have double checked that there are no hardlink main or subfolders used in the installation path for the plugin software.

All other 3rd party plugins work fine when saving presets and using symbolic links of which there's about 60+ 3rd party plugins installed using the main host system, however this particular software is not saving correctly.

It will save the preset name as a zero byte file and reports unable to save at location.

All other plugins work fine even when using symbolic links when saving preset data.

The issue may have been to do with a previous install of the soundtoys software as a phantom install directory is being created during the installation

E:\Users\Public\Documents\Soundtoys\Soundtoys 5

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A:Data files not saving correctly [File names but zero byte files]

If you can select the save location, try saving to a different folder or on your desktop. It could be access right issue. I would find the specific folder, right-click on it, select Properties and then click the Security tab. To make sure there is no access restriction, I would add the user Everyone and give him (as well all the others) full access, just in case.

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I have 100 file.
Want to zip them.

But not into one zipped file.
Want to zip them separately into 100 zipped file.

Of course I don't want to do that one by one, because it takes long time.

How can I do that with winzip or winrar?

A:How can I zip 100 file as separate zipped files with WinZip/WinRar?

Well, in Winrar, in the create archive options there is a tab called 'Files', where you can 'Put each file to separate archive'.

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I backed up my pc (Windows Vista) using HP wizard; I ended up with 200 GB of information, I need to restore everything back to way it was, I tried different methods but nothing seems to work, can anyone please help me? The files are backed up in WinZip files. When i click on the WinZip properties it displays the following: Type of file: WinRAR ZIP archive (.zip) and under Opens with: Win RAR archiver. I need your help please.

A:Can I extract Winzip files that I used to back up 200GB of information

You can use any unzipping program that supports the .zip file extension, and yes WinZIP supports that file extension along with Windows Compressed Files.

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Ok i want to extract files from zip or other archive files using winzip64.exe file in a command line, other alternatives aren't possible because sometimes i need to extract zipx files with that newer best compression method that isn't supported by other alternatives.

I am using winzip 18.5 64bit and windows 8. I am using all the time the create archive option like this in batch files : (obviously the file names are only a example here)

"C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP64.EXE" -a "d:\archive.zip" "d:\document.txt"

There's no problem at all here, the only problem is if i try to extract files from ANY archive at all using commandline, zip, rar, etc so it's clearly not a problem of the archive being corrupted, because using the shell or the GUI, everything works perfectly, even the "extract to..." shell options. Even tough strangely lately i have been having problems with getting the shell options to appear on the context menus, often i have to reinstall winzip again, but then after sometime they are gone again even if i disable and enable them inside winzip GUI, but even when they don't appear i am still able to create new archives using the command line, but i can only extract files using the GUI itself.

To extract in the commandline i use something like this :

"C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP64.EXE" -e "d:\archive.zip " d:\".

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A:Winzip 64bit crashing when extracting files in commandline

Jeez i just found the solution, i finally found this http://www.winzip.com/win/en/prodpagecl.htm amazing how i haven't found this sooner, this appears to work perfectly for now, in case anyone have the same problem as me, that's the solution.

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I have copied Winzip files from a previous Win/XP system to Windows 7. They appear as a normal folder when used with Explorer. However, when I search for a term, neither the files nor the contents of the files in the Winzip folder show up in the GLOBAL search. The file names do show up when I seach the parent directory of Winzip folders, however not the content. Please help. I use Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

A:Windows Search does not show results from Winzip files

We can find the zip files via Windows Search, however we cannot find the contents inside the zipped files.
You're saying that if I create a zip file and place a goose.txt file containing the words "golden egg", and type in the word "golden" into the search box, it will not find the file.  However, if I type "goose" it will find it.You may be wrong about this...  On my system it actually does find the file by contents inside the zip file.  Today at least.I have permanently disabled Search Indexing.  That could be helping here.  Also, here are my search options:For those of you for whom it is not finding the expected file(s)...  Can you do the above experiment with a simple text file and report whether the search turns the file up in both cases.-Noel

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Are these files names viruses or normal operation XP64bit files???

These are "Locked files". That could not be tested by my antivirus...

"C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CardSpace\CardSpaceSP2.db.shadow

"C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG";"Locked file. Not tested.";"Locked file. Not tested."


Are these safe???

A:Are these files names viruses or normal xp64bit files???

I cannot be 100% certain about the first two but I strongly suspect they are normal files. I do know for certain that pagefile.sys is a legitimate file. During normal operation some files are locked for exclusive access by a specific process and cannot be accessed by any other. Naturally, this also prevents an anti-virus program from testing them. This is normal.

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I backed up my pc (Windows Vista) using HP wizard; I ended up with 200 GB of information, I need to restore everything back to way it was, I tried different methods but nothing seems to work, can anyone please help me? The files are backed up in WinZip files. When i click on the WinZip properties it displays the following: Type of file: WinRAR ZIP archive (.zip) and under Opens with: Win RAR archiver. I need your help please.

A:Can I extract Winzip files that I used to back up 200GB of family photos videos and music?

Try using 7-zip.

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