Zip capability in Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by mdkw, May 8, 2007.

  1. mdkw

    mdkw Guest

    Does Vista come with the capability to zip files?
    mdkw, May 8, 2007
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  2. mdkw

    Mark Rae Guest

    Sort of...

    Highlight a group of files


    Click Send to compressed (zipped) folder

    Choose a name for the zip
    Mark Rae, May 8, 2007
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  3. Of Course! Windows Vista, just like it's predecessors has compatibility with files. If you need to expand your compression capabilities, I would
    recommend WinZip.
    linuxcrazyman, May 8, 2007
  4. mdkw

    mdkw Guest

    So you can zip a file with that process--but not unzip a file without using
    mdkw, May 8, 2007
  5. A zip file in Vista behaves much like a folder. The icon will look
    similar to a folder icon, and you open the zip file and view its
    contents just like a regular folder. So no, you do not need WinZip or
    any other zip utility to view standard zip files in Vista.
    Tom Porterfield, May 8, 2007
  6. No as Mark Rae has already answered Windows Vista can natively create "zip"
    files (known as compressed folders)
    And it can open them too.
    Mike Brannigan, May 8, 2007
  7. mdkw

    Doug Guest

    Right, so if I attach a copy of such a folder to an email, is it readable by
    a recipient who does not have Vista, but may well have other (UN)ZIP
    Doug, May 8, 2007
  8. They are standard zip files, so yes.
    Tom Porterfield, May 8, 2007
  9. mdkw

    Doug Guest

    Tom Porterfield wrote
    That's good news and worth knowing - thanks Tom. Doug
    Doug, May 8, 2007
  10. 7zip is the best for on the fly. based on my limited "testing", 7z's
    password seems most openable by other zip apps [I have no opinion on which
    app can be blamed for unopenability - the creating app, or the (un)opening

    context menu [I think] allows 7z to switch from folder view or flat list
    view.also has dual pane view.

    some people prefer tugzip or iceows. I tried, but went back to 7z.
    read user comments at softpedia, betanews, etc.
    gaaaaaaaaaaaa, May 9, 2007
  11. mdkw

    GarryW Guest

    I know how to zip a file by right clicking and 'SEND TO'.
    With XP you could open the zip folder and change the property 'PASSWORD' to
    yes and get prompted to create a password. This doesn't seem to be the case
    for VISTA. Am I missing something?
    GarryW, Jun 16, 2007
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