Unzipping files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Adrian, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Adrian

    Adrian Guest

    I have just had a marathon session unzipping a file I downloaded off the net.
    It took 17 hours to unzip a 5.6Gb file using the unzip program in Vista
    Ultimate. Should it take that long? Should I be looking for something
    better than the Vista Unzip utility?

    Adrian, Mar 2, 2008
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  2. Adrian

    Not Me Guest

    I have heard that before, apparently it's a problem.
    There are free unzip utilities available, try Google, it is your friend.
    Not Me, Mar 2, 2008
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  3. Adrian

    AlexB Guest

    I do trust WinZip.exe. It is a proven value. Has been around for years, went
    thru many generations of upgrade. It is not free though.
    AlexB, Mar 2, 2008
  4. Adrian

    John Barnes Guest

    I like 7-zip and it is free. Google for many download sites.
    John Barnes, Mar 2, 2008
  5. Adrian

    AlexB Guest

    BTW it occurred to me why it took so long for Vista to unzip the file. It
    was checking this large zip file for malware.
    AlexB, Mar 2, 2008
  6. Adrian

    PNutts Guest

    As AlexB mentioned, anti-virus programs can cause extended unzipping times.
    Also, there are some optimizations and enhancements in SP1 that will help.
    7zip is definitely recommended to enhance Vista's capabilities.
    PNutts, Mar 3, 2008
  7. Adrian

    Adrian Guest

    Thanks I have just downloaded the 7zip file I will try it out later. The
    file I downloaded is a free download of the student version of AutoCad
    Inventor from Autodesk themselves. Free if you are a student.

    Adrian, Mar 4, 2008
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