Help! opening "Zipped" files, (WinZip expired!)

  six-h 00:56 26 Sep 2008

Installed "WinZip" trial software by accident when setting up this PC, and now it's expired, I'm too tight to now pay for it!

Right clicking on the folder only gives me the option to open with "WinZip", or browse for suitable software which I can't find!

I seem to remember that windows XP had it's own file compression tool, does it exist in Vista ultimate, or must I buy "WinZip"?

  Jak_1 01:07 26 Sep 2008

Download winrar from here:

click here

Although it is the trial version you will be able to use it indefinately to open most zipped files including winzip files.

  beeuuem 01:11 26 Sep 2008

click here is free

  six-h 01:15 26 Sep 2008

I've just been looking on the "ITsVISTA" site, and found the simple answer!!!
Just uninstall "WinZip" and windows inbuilt compression/extraction tool re-appears like magic!
(Why didn't I think of that!)

  six-h 01:17 26 Sep 2008

I knew I could rely on the night shift to give me swift help and advice!
Another problem solved!

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