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    Re: 7-Zip update

    Tony,
    Have you used this?
    Does it UNZIP, zip files?

    According to the website........
    Supported formats:
    Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM and DEB

    Is this correct or not. OR is it saying it will only unpack zip files that 7-zip has created?
    Sounds a little confusing to me. ( but then again, it doesn't take too much to confuse me ! )
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    Re: 7-Zip update

    Hi Bob

    You can use the 7-Zip file manager to unzip any zip files, not just those created by 7-Zip. It also adds a sub-menu to the Explorer right click context menu that enables you to extract files from archives.
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    Re: 7-Zip update

    OK thanks, Tony.
    I'll give it a rip. ( or zip ) <img src=/S/salute.gif border=0 alt=salute width=15 height=20>
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    Re: 7-Zip update

    While we're at it, I was just referred to IZarc by one of my colleagues. It handles a host of compressed formats, including ZIP, 7ZIP, and RAR. I've removed Winzip (which I purchased years ago) and use IZarc exclusively now. On top of that, it's <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>

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    Re: 7-Zip update

    Thanks Mark, after a few minutes use I am tempted to make it my default program, it looks like it may be goodbye 7-Zip

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    Re: 7-Zip update

    I have been extremely impressed with IZarc. It also handles ISO files. Also, I'm really impressed with the folder-tree view (default) and customizability of the user interface.

    Should I create a separate post with this link? (Is BigAl the mod here?)

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    Re: 7-Zip update

    Mark,

    As long as you are in the WinZip replacement mode, you ought to look at TUGZip - The Free Archiving Utility. For reasons I'm not entirely clear on except that it seems to be developed & supported better, I've picked that instead of IZarc. However, it (TUGZip) currently does not handle ISO images.

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    Re: 7-Zip update

    Hi Joe,

    I've seen discussion about TUGZip for a while now, but have not taken time to look into it. From their website, it appears that they DO support ISO images. This isn't a deal-breaker, but it definitely helps! I use ISO images for software and video files I've stored. It's nice to be able to access those files without having to mount the image as a virtual drive each time I need files from it.

    I'll check it out. I agree that having updated development and active support makes a huge difference!

    Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Re: 7-Zip update

    Whilst I am checking out archivers I will try TUGZip.

    Checking comparison of file archivers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, they appear to have very similar capabilities.

    It is a pity that none support the .sit stuffit format though I am guessing that is probably due to legal / licensing issues.

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    Re: 7-Zip update

    Ayup, TUGZip looks good.
    And it has a dedicated support forum.

    What do you mean by TUGZip not handling ISO images?
    An ISO image is not an archive format.

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    Re: 7-Zip update

    A lot of these programs can extract files from an ISO image, saving the step of burning the image to CD. Whether it is technically an archive or not, supporting more file formats than the other guys is a classic competitive strategy in the world of software.

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    Re: 7-Zip update

    Sorry to be so far behind, Mark. I don't think I'd worry about it, especially since there are three products talked about in this thread. I did a test Lounge search on the word "archive" and this thread pops up (of course, it's very current).

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    7-Zip update, plus IZarc & TUGZip

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by TonyE on 06-Dec-05 11:42. To assist in Lounge searches the title has been edited to reflect how the thread developed to include IZarc and TUGZip.)</P>7-Zip, the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> file archiver, has been updated to version 4.31

    What's new:
    <UL><LI>Speed optimizations
    <LI>64-bit Windows support
    <LI>LZH support
    <LI>CHM support
    <LI>Multivolume CAB support
    <LI>Drag and Drop improvements[/list]

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    Re: 7-Zip update

    Mark,

    Thanks for the info and good luck with the testing. I've been swamped at work and have not had the time to keep up with the details of software releases.

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