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#1 Adirondack Bob

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:13 PM

This in regards to a recent post in the Dojo.

 

I have downloaded a Zip file and when I try to open it, I get an error message that Windows cannot open the file. I am guessing that I need a Zip program to open it. I see that Winzip costs $30.00. Wondering if there is a good free one that anyone suggests, or should I just go ahead and purchase the Winzip.

 

I am running Windows 7 OS.

 

Thank You, Bob



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:02 AM

Windows 7 should unzip automatically, no need to purchase.  Could be an issue with the file itself.  If you want to download all the files yourself from that page use the Firefox browser and install the DownloadThemAll! extension.  The browser and the extension are free and easy to use.


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:06 AM

Also, try right clicking your mouse on the file and see if maybe the drop down option menus contains an option to unzip, (Zip program is usually standard installation on Windows - but I have no experience past XP so don't know about Vista, 7 or 8).

 

Check the 'Open With..' or 'Send To..' option if you see that on the list, (that's were the access to Windows XP zip programs are).


Edited by Budget Appliance Repair, 19 April 2014 - 06:10 AM.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:39 AM

Winzip use to be freeware... man, I'm getting old.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:41 AM

Hi David,  Thanks for uploading the file Bob is referring to.  I had the same experience as Bob.  I use Windows 7 Home and Firefox. I dl'ed the free Winzip evaluation version and it pretty much just sat there and did nothing. Got the same error message as Bob.  Tried 3 different downloads of the huge file.

 

Then tried my wife's cp with 4G memory and plenty of hd space and got the same results  (Windows 7 Home Premium and Firefox also).

 

We also tried 7zip, and it would only open about a third of the files, mostly the use and care manuals.  Some progress, but still frustrating.

 

Any chance you could upload a NEW file so we can try again?  Thanks for your help.


I think this will work. I once saw it on a cartoon.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:40 PM

I actually didn't upload the file to Dropbox, someone else did.  If you're using Firefox install the DownloadThemAll! extension (Google it) and visit the web page in question.  Use DTA to download every file on the page as individual PDF files, no unzip needed at that point.

 

Click HERE to go to DTA download page.


Edited by LI-NY Tech, 21 April 2014 - 03:42 PM.

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#7 Spannerwrench

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:10 PM

Try to fix the windows extract feature.

http://support.micro...nd_folder_diag/
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:39 AM

Thanks guys for the help. I'll give it a try.  :imnotworthy:


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 05:13 PM

I have downloaded a Zip file and when I try to open it, I get an error message that Windows cannot open the file. I am guessing that I need a Zip program to open it. 

 

Zip file support is built-in to Windows 7. You don't need any other product. My guess is that there's something wrong with the file you downloaded. It might be damaged somehow.

 

Try downloading it again. If you get the same error message, post that message here and I'll try and help you figure out what's going on.


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