Unzipping Files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by JP, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. JP

    JP Guest

    For some reason, I am not able to unzip files. When I right click, there is
    no option to extract files. I can zip files, however. I understand there is
    an internal zip software in Vista.
    JP, Oct 9, 2007
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  2. JP,

    Window Vista Help returned this:

    Compress and uncompress files (zip files)

    Compressed files take up less storage space and can be transferred to other
    computers more quickly than uncompressed files. You can work with compressed
    files and folders in the same way that you work with uncompressed files and
    folders. You can also combine several files into a single compressed folder,
    making it easier to share a group of files, since you only need to attach
    one folder to an e‑mail message instead of several files.

    To compress a file or folder
    Locate the file or folder that you want to compress.

    Right-click the file or folder, point to Send To, and then click Compressed
    (zipped) Folder.

    A new compressed folder is created. To rename it, right-click the folder,
    click Rename, and then type the new name.

    To extract files or folders from a compressed folder
    Locate the compressed folder that you want to extract files or folders from.

    Do one of the following:

    To extract a single file or folder, double-click the compressed folder to
    open it. Then, drag the file or folder from the compressed folder to a new

    To extract the entire contents of the compressed folder, right-click the
    folder, click Extract All, and then follow the instructions.
    Charles W Davis, Oct 10, 2007
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  3. JP

    hiwatt10 Guest

    I am having the same problem. Can anyone advise how to unzip a file in Vista?
    hiwatt10, Dec 11, 2007
  4. JP

    anonymous Guest

    I am using a program called securezip from pkware tbat does a great job
    zipping, unzipping, etc. Google it & download it.
    anonymous, Dec 11, 2007
  5. On my system there is a button near the top that says "extract all" if I am
    viewing inside a zip.
    [email protected], Dec 11, 2007
  6. JP

    hiwatt10 Guest

    Is there something out there like securezip but doesn't cost $30??
    hiwatt10, Dec 11, 2007
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