Windows 7 Native Zip Support

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Magibon
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Windows 7 Native Zip Support

#1 Post by Magibon » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:57 pm

anyone ever have problems while extracting?

(Windows Explorer freezes)

could it be related to long files names/multiple sub directories?

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Re: Windows 7 Native Zip Support

#2 Post by infimum » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:54 pm

It can't handle, among other tings, passwords, unicode characters, any other compressions methods than Deflate. You better use something better.

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Re: Windows 7 Native Zip Support

#3 Post by JohnTHaller » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:25 pm

Use 7-Zip instead. It's about twice as fast, supports any format you're going to encounter, is open source/free, is available portably and won't cause hiccups with other things.
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Re: Windows 7 Native Zip Support

#4 Post by Magibon » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:55 pm

thanks guys, it's just frustrating to not know why with some zip files Windows Explorer freezes with the only way to close is killing the process, and even then, i have to wait a few seconds.

that explains why...

@ John
I use your 7-ZipPortable all the time. It's installed on my D partition, so when i do a clean install, it's not affected and i don't have to reinstall :)
the Dual-Pane option is extremely useful.

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