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Old 03-05-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Problems opening zip files

I downloaded some U2 tracks from a link someone offered on Interference. I'm not very familiar with zip files, and I usually right click and click 'extract.' However, when the last two zip files finished downloading, I right-clicked and it asked me what program I wanted to use to open the file (never does this). I clicked iTunes without thinking, and apparently that was the wrong thing, and I can't figure out how to access the songs. Any ideas?
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:31 PM   #2
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Oh yeah, when I download these files, the type is listed as 'Application,' doesthis make a difference?
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:13 PM   #3
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winzip must've ran out. uninstall winzip and reinstall it. the regular program has a 45 day trial period and then you gotta reinstall.
A faster way would be uninstalling, downloading a crack and installing that.
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Thanks for replying! I couldn't find Winzip in my programs (I'm on a Dell/Vista), is it listed differently? One more question, is Winzip a free program? I looked it up and found a price of $30. Thanks again, I still can't figure this thing out.
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Winzip is free, for a trial version that lives 45 days. After that, you gotta deinstall and reinstall(though they want you to pay for the full version ofcourse).

I don't have vista, though in XP it's in software, just says winzip and your version number.

Try downloading a winzip free trial and see what happens. It can tell you you already have it installed, or perhaps it got somehow deleted.
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I remember having 7zip, which I think was free...
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It worked beautifully, thank you!
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:31 PM   #8
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Just for future reference, all you did was unintentionally mis-set your "application preferences" for zip files.

In future, if you hold your Shift key, while right-clicking on the file, you get an option that says Open With. This lets you choose the correct program for that type of file, and you also get a little box that says "always open with this program" or something similar.

Vista and XP can open Zip files without any third-party software . Just right-click on the zip file and choose the option "Extract To". Or if you don't see that, do the shift-right-click thing and choose to Open With "compressed (zipped) folders".

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