Is there an alternative?

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Hi all

Recently I have had to reinstall the OS.

Previously I had a very simple zip facility, just right-click a file or
files, > send to >
zipped folder.

Now I have a very colourful program, an evaluation of Winzip, with so many
buttons to click, before you get what you want!

Is there a default zip programme hiding somewhere, or do I need to pay for
this "Winzip" horror?

George Gee
 
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George Gee <george.gee@nomaps.com> wrote:

> Hi all
>
> Recently I have had to reinstall the OS.
>
> Previously I had a very simple zip facility, just right-click a file
> or files, > send to >
> zipped folder.
>
> Now I have a very colourful program, an evaluation of Winzip, with so
> many buttons to click, before you get what you want!
>
> Is there a default zip programme hiding somewhere, or do I need to
> pay for this "Winzip" horror?

Why not use Win Me's Compressed Folders? Add/Remove Programs | Windows
Setup | System Tools. Click Details, check Compressed Folders, OK and
then Apply.

As for WinZip being a horror, all you need do is turn off the fancy
coloured buttons and you will get a very useful tool.
--
Mike Maltby
mike.maltby@gmail.com
 
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> Why not use Win Me's Compressed Folders? Add/Remove Programs |
> Windows Setup | System Tools. Click Details, check Compressed
> Folders, OK and then Apply.
>
> As for WinZip being a horror, all you need do is turn off the fancy
> coloured buttons and you will get a very useful tool.


Mike

Thanks for that, I knew it was in there somewhere!

I am not averse to paying for useful utilities, but for the very few
times that I use zip files, I feel the windows default is more than
adequate.

Best regards

George Gee
 
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Hey GG!!!! Nice to read your smiley face again!
A nifty little app called arjfolder is really simple and handy.
Heirloom, old and like it

"George Gee" <george.gee@nomaps.com> wrote in message
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>
>> Why not use Win Me's Compressed Folders? Add/Remove Programs |
>> Windows Setup | System Tools. Click Details, check Compressed
>> Folders, OK and then Apply.
>>
>> As for WinZip being a horror, all you need do is turn off the fancy
>> coloured buttons and you will get a very useful tool.
>
>
> Mike
>
> Thanks for that, I knew it was in there somewhere!
>
> I am not averse to paying for useful utilities, but for the very few
> times that I use zip files, I feel the windows default is more than
> adequate.
>
> Best regards
>
> George Gee
>
>
>
 
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Hi Heirloom

Thanks for that, have been having a play with arjfolder,
seems to be all I need!
Hows that new incredibox of yours?

George Gee




Heirloom wrote:
> Hey GG!!!! Nice to read your smiley face again!
> A nifty little app called arjfolder is really simple and handy.
> Heirloom, old and like it
>
> "George Gee" <george.gee@nomaps.com> wrote in message
> news:udGqXtDpFHA.3960@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>
>>> Why not use Win Me's Compressed Folders? Add/Remove Programs |
>>> Windows Setup | System Tools. Click Details, check Compressed
>>> Folders, OK and then Apply.
>>>
>>> As for WinZip being a horror, all you need do is turn off the fancy
>>> coloured buttons and you will get a very useful tool.
>>
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> Thanks for that, I knew it was in there somewhere!
>>
>> I am not averse to paying for useful utilities, but for the very few
>> times that I use zip files, I feel the windows default is more than
>> adequate.
>>
>> Best regards
>>
>> George Gee
 
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Chad

Many thanks for the link.
I have bookmarked your site.

George Gee

chad@avatarsoft.com wrote:
> George Gee wrote:
>>
>> Is there a default zip programme hiding somewhere, or do I need to
>> pay for this "Winzip" horror?
>>
>> George Gee
>
> Here's one I wrote that you might like:
>
> http://free-backup.info/justzipit.html
>
> And a bunch of other freeware WinZIP alternatives:
>
> http://free-backup.info/free-winzip.html
>
> enjoy,
> Chad
 
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The 'super box' is working great.....thanks G. Nary a hiccup since
completion....can't ask for more than that. I still have Acronis True
Image for complete backup, just in case. I'm really impressed with the
Raid 0 config. The only thing that slows me down now is this durn 5 Meg
internet connection <g>.
I really like the arjfolder........have tried a number of others, but, like
it the best of what I have used.
Heirloom, old and gotta work in the
heat all weekend......ugh.


"George Gee" <george.gee@nomaps.com> wrote in message
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> Hi Heirloom
>
> Thanks for that, have been having a play with arjfolder,
> seems to be all I need!
> Hows that new incredibox of yours?
>
> George Gee
>
>
>
>
> Heirloom wrote:
>> Hey GG!!!! Nice to read your smiley face again!
>> A nifty little app called arjfolder is really simple and handy.
>> Heirloom, old and like it
>>
>> "George Gee" <george.gee@nomaps.com> wrote in message
>> news:udGqXtDpFHA.3960@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>>> Why not use Win Me's Compressed Folders? Add/Remove Programs |
>>>> Windows Setup | System Tools. Click Details, check Compressed
>>>> Folders, OK and then Apply.
>>>>
>>>> As for WinZip being a horror, all you need do is turn off the fancy
>>>> coloured buttons and you will get a very useful tool.
>>>
>>>
>>> Mike
>>>
>>> Thanks for that, I knew it was in there somewhere!
>>>
>>> I am not averse to paying for useful utilities, but for the very few
>>> times that I use zip files, I feel the windows default is more than
>>> adequate.
>>>
>>> Best regards
>>>
>>> George Gee
>
>