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Zip Files – Use 7-Zip – Not Winzip

Looking a free zip program that is an alternative to Winzip ( there are many malware filled versions of this around on the internet at the moment ) that can assist you with unzipping , packing , unpacking windows files including rar files.

rar files are compressed files that need a program to extract the file embedded inside.

Then try 7 – Zip a Free program that runs on Windows.

After installation , locate the file you want to open

Then right click on the file

Then pick a destination for extracting the file by clicking in the box at the end of ” extract to”

In this case I have selected the desktop

Once you press OK it will put the newly extracted file on the desktop

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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