free unzip software

  aberfal 19:08 03 May 2006

I occasionally get zipped emails that I can't open as I do not have winzip or an equivalent. I am reluctant to pay for this software as I do not zip files and I get such emails very rarely. Can anyone suggest a free programme that will enable me to do this. ( I could keep on using free trial ware but this seem a bit laborious )

  VoG II 19:12 03 May 2006
  Belatucadrus 19:32 03 May 2006

click here ZipGenius
click here Zipcentral

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:49 03 May 2006

7-zip (920K) click here Best Compression Available

  jarani 02:09 04 May 2006

I have followed with interest these notes, a questions please:
7-zip will zip the files, what will unzip them ?

  phono 02:41 04 May 2006

I don't know 7-zip but it will almost certainly unzip files as well. Have you thought of WinRAR which will also handle Zip files?

  rawprawn 07:37 04 May 2006

The easiest I have found click here for simply unzipping files.

  jimv7 09:17 04 May 2006

Which os are you using, as me/2000 and xp all have built in zip programmes.

  jarani 09:36 04 May 2006

jim - i am using xp home - where would i find the built in unzip facility ? jarani

  VoG II 09:39 04 May 2006

Right click a file, Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder.

  aberfal 09:39 04 May 2006

I have downloaded " unzipme " from a list provided by VOG. It has worked so, thanks very much. Thanks also to all who replied Interesting that many of the sites that listed 'free' software required a one off registration fee.
Mnaythanks to all.

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