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    by best i mean whick one can i use that will open all of the file types?i dont want to download winzip and winrar.

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Winrar is one of the most popular , and with out it you'll never be able to open some of the files you D/L .

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    winrar would be the most commonly used one. Can find it at www.rarsoft.com

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    i easily agree to the two above

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    Imo the best meeting your criteria is 7-Zip.
    http://www.7-zip.org/

    The main features of 7-Zip:
    High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
    7-Zip is free software distributed under the GNU LGPL
    Supported formats:
    Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS
    For ZIP and GZIP formats 7-Zip provides compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
    Self-extracting capability for 7z format
    Integration with Windows Shell
    Powerful File Manager
    Powerful command line version
    Plugin for FAR Manager
    Localizations for 63 languages

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    I like using winRar and 7-zip.

    Funny how those two have already been mentioned.
    blah blah blah... whatever...



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    @zAP , the weird thing is he did n't explain why no winzip or winrar ? Not going to get far using the windows zip utility . All I can think is I sent Johnq86 thru PM a winraw file of a Anti Virus program but mentioned he would need a compression utility to open . It was a Corp . version no hassles to register etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erRor67 View Post
    I like using winRar and 7-zip.

    Funny how those two have already been mentioned.
    I'm using this combo also.


    @peat Ime 7-zip bests WinZip, WinRAR, IZArc & all the rest. The only reason I have WinRAR hanging around. Is I thought 7-zip didn't work on spanned rar files. I'm told this is false. But I've yet to test this. If this is true 7-zip will be by itself.

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    7-Zip has the best compression but I prefer Winrar

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnq86 View Post
    by best i mean whick one can i use that will open all of the file types?i dont want to download winzip and winrar.
    I only bother with WinRAR. It opens everything I need it to, and integrates properly into X64, too.
    See attached screenie of what it handles:
    Last edited by Chewie; 09-07-2006 at 02:43 PM.
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