Unzipping documents

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by NancyC, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. NancyC

    NancyC Guest

    Does anyone know why it takes so long to unzip a document? I first used the
    native compression system and then tried Winzip 11... and they both took 15
    minutes to unzip a 6mb file. That seems ridiculous! I also tried other
    zipped files and one even said an hour!

    Please help,

    TIA
     
    NancyC, Feb 10, 2007
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  2. NancyC

    The Dude Guest

    I have the same issue. I downloaded a 600kb zip file and it takes a good
    15-20 seconds to extract. I like the build-in extract feature, but yes,
    it's ridiculous. I thought it was just me.
     
    The Dude, Feb 16, 2007
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  3. NancyC

    ohaya Guest

    Hi,

    I just used Info-zip unzip 5.31 (it's an older than current version) on
    a 9+ MB file, and it unzipped in a couple of seconds...

    This was on a Vista Home Premium system.

    http://www.info-zip.org/

    Jim
     
    ohaya, Feb 16, 2007
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  4. NancyC

    The Dude Guest

    If I were to use a third party program, I would just use WinRAR (as I have
    to use a lot of rar files anyway), but for zip files, I would rather just
    use the built-in. Would rather not have to open extra programs just to
    unzip.
     
    The Dude, Feb 16, 2007
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  5. NancyC

    ohaya Guest

    Hi,

    FYI, unzip is a command line tool...

    Jim



     
    ohaya, Feb 16, 2007
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