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Last post Author Topic: Name The Best UNZIPPER!  (Read 24363 times)

ajp

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2008, 10:25:26 AM »
I have been using FilZip (www.filzip.com) for some years now. It has the classic WinZip layout, but includes a tree view of the archive's folders. It's quite fast, has a cmd-line interface, simple, elegant design... it does what it's supposed to and is free.

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2008, 02:43:36 PM »
- I am glad to hear that FilZip is working well for you, ajp. Long time ago I decided not to try it because the author himself said it had some bugs, and that development had stopped:

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I did not have the spare time to work on Filzip as much as I wanted to for the last years. I have received a lot of emails containing requests for new features that some of you want to have, and most of the time I could not even answer the emails, not to mention implementing these requests. Filzip fell behind its competitors and bugs did not get fixed.

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I realized that by typing this post I was creating a kind of jubilee:

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« Last Edit: September 05, 2008, 02:50:28 PM by Curt »

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2008, 06:48:04 PM »
I am personally very fond of AlZip.  I see you currently use it - have you thought of asking Renegade about your request in a PM?  He sort of has an inside track to the developers after all.  On a side note, AlZip and many others allow you to open a program after unzipping.  Perhaps an AHK script that renames the readme after extraction and before extracting the next archive could work?  Just a thought.

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2008, 07:09:43 PM »
Seems like those AHK scripts can do all sots of thing I can hardly imagine!
Thanks for the tips, steeladept!  :up:

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2008, 07:46:04 PM »
Is it even possible to have the best unzipper? I'm not familiar with these programs but sure on occasion I need 7-zip or WinRar but it's often the interface that ends up being my main unzipper.

Take the recommendation for PeaZip from ed_cardinal, he think it's cute and easy for a novice but for me it made me run away into the uninstall option faster than I've ever done with WinZip or WinRar.

Yet something like ICEOWS which doesn't support 7-zip went on to become my main unzipper because of it's default interface and something I would recommend to a newbie so I think the problem with looking for the best unzipper is that like file managers, no one really knows what a best unzipper should be. I even read once about this pay for unzipper that had the best compression but since it uses a format different from .rar, it can't be for everyday use and sharing. I couldn't remember the name of the app though.

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2008, 09:36:46 PM »
JZip - this is also OSS - actually 7Zip with a nicer GUI.

http://www.jzip.com/

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2009, 11:45:04 PM »
I was just going to agree with you but both 7zip and peazip give me headaches under xp64.

-7zip sometimes fails to uncompress and gives weird messages
-Peazip does not even work under 64bit even though there is a 64bit build


I must say 7-Zip is the current best. It's FREE, fast, straightforward, and handle a lot of types. It's also available in a Portable version; I carry it on my thumbdrive just in case.

PeaZip is cute and easy, probably better for the complete archive novice.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2009, 11:49:01 PM by kartal »

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2009, 12:53:15 AM »
kartal

which would you say is "best" 64-bit unzipper ? Winrar or some other ?

thanks
SKA

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2009, 01:06:04 AM »
SKA, based on my usage patterns winrar was the one that never shown any ill effects . It performs well.

7zip performs very good as well. But it gave me headaches here and there when decompressing. But I never had any issues with 7zip compressing files.


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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2009, 01:58:28 AM »
Shortly after I started this thread, I made the switch from XP to Vista. And because of the 'new' way Windows is handling zip containers, I felt no need for anything else than 7-Zip, and Vista itself. But it may of course be true what kartal is telling, that an unpacking 7-Zip sometimes trips when it really shouldn't. So far I was thinking that it probably was because the zip containers included errors, but due to kartal's post I now realize that it may be because of 7-Zip itself! Hmm...!?

Does 7-Zip corrupt containers, when unpacking?  :tellme:

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2009, 03:07:55 AM »
I wouldn't be without this!

http://www.extractnow.com/

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2009, 11:40:44 AM »
7zip does not corrupt anything. The main issue I have here and there is when I drag and drop content inisde a zip file to explorer(or alike). I tend to think that it has something to do with temp folder access issue. Becuase it happenswhen it is supposed to drop the files into the intended folder, not when it is extracting.

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2009, 11:49:08 AM »
That is a release to hear, kartal! My reason for doubting was, that my music supplier packs the audio files in zip containers, and I have at least one or two containers corrupted per  download session (20~40 containers, 200~800 audio files)!

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2009, 12:10:09 PM »
I wouldn't be without this!

http://www.extractnow.com/

- XP only, I assume:

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What's New
Latest Version 4.39 / April 6th, 2007

But there is a link to recently updated beta versions:
http://www.extractnow.com/beta/

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Sunday, January 11, 2009  5:57 PM      1145325 extractnow440a.zip
    Monday, February 23, 2009  7:50 PM      1149338 extractnow440b.zip

- maybe these versions are Vistable?

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2009, 02:21:14 AM »
Curt I don't know.... I'm not venturing into Vista territory at all - I'm waiting for Windows 7 to be perfected!  ;D ;D

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2009, 06:43:34 AM »
Quote from: explain "contradiction"
a poor millionaire is a contradiction in terms

... Windows 7 to be perfected! 

- also "a contradiction in terms"?
 8)

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Anyway, what I would have asked is, if you have tried the beta versions of extractnow?
« Last Edit: April 07, 2009, 06:46:23 AM by Curt »

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2009, 06:48:22 AM »
Best Unzipper:  MY HAND.  Unzips everything perfectly, is free.  :P

I like 7zip.

And Pie.  Definitely pie.
My Web Site:  http://www.y0himba.net

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2009, 10:29:05 AM »
I use winrar all the time. THe user interface is not pretty, but it does its job when needed.

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2009, 10:47:41 AM »
I use winrar all the time. THe user interface is not pretty, but it does its job when needed.
IMHO it's clean and uncluttered... and after a bit of preference customization, I like it even more :)
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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2009, 10:57:40 AM »
I've been a WinRar user for a long time and have to say, it's definitely my favorite. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2009, 01:44:24 AM »
Quote from: explain "contradiction"
a poor millionaire is a contradiction in terms

... Windows 7 to be perfected! 

- also "a contradiction in terms"?
 8)

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Anyway, what I would have asked is, if you have tried the beta versions of extractnow?

Not yet!

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2009, 01:59:10 AM »
7-zip for speed and context menu.

Some heavy interface users might prefer PeaZip.

Ehtyar.

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2009, 06:18:00 AM »
I use winrar all the time. THe user interface is not pretty, but it does its job when needed.

WinRAR is a favourite of mine too.. now with 'themes' support for some eye-candy. ;)

theme_winrar_jr.png

http://www.rarlab.com/themes.htm

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2009, 03:59:16 PM »
Is WinRAR portable?  I didn't see anything about it on the product page...

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Re: Name The Best UNZIPPER!
« Reply #49 on: April 08, 2009, 04:21:08 PM »