down loading games onto disk

  compost 13:34 28 Jan 2003

I tried to down load a game onto a disk I think I copied it but it went into a zip file any help would be greatful ps I have windows xp

  Old PC man 13:46 28 Jan 2003

Did the file actually download?

What disc did you save it to, HDD, Zip Drive, Floppy??

Do you know where the file is?

If you can find the file you should be able to unzip it by double clicking and choosing extract all files form the folder tasks bar at the left of the pane that opens.

XP has a zip utility as standard.


  compost 15:17 28 Jan 2003

they are in files on cd as zipped files

  Cordy13 15:20 28 Jan 2003

Why don't you unzip them to your HDD and re-burn to CD?

  hgrock 15:34 28 Jan 2003

what do you mean by, "they went into a zip file"? have you got a zip file and they went there, or are the files you downloaded end with .zip, if the latter is true then the need to be unzipped, create a folder for each zipped file and unzip into its folder,if not it might unzip into the root of c: then burn unto CD

  compost 19:00 29 Jan 2003

Thanks every one but I am still learning to use a pc I have just started a It course so how do I unzip them to my HDD and re-burn to cd

  tran1 19:16 29 Jan 2003

If you have windows XP, then you simply right-click or double click to unzip. The best way is to use a third-party program. The most popular one is Winzip. You can get a free Evaluation version from click here .

Using this program, you can compress and file into a .zip file. Benefits of this is that files become much smaller. And of course, you can unZip as well.

  Wes Tam ;-) 19:17 29 Jan 2003

Excuse me not answering your last question, but for future reference I would advise that next time you download the zip file to your desktop first and then you can unzip to your disc.

  compost 19:48 03 Feb 2003

thanks for your help

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