Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567 LastLast
  1.    03 Jan 2016 #41
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
    Posts : 951
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    You should use what you're comfortable with...
    I think the thing is that I extract more than I archive so I always just right click and WinRAR... Will try to use 7-Zip more... LOL.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    03 Jan 2016 #42
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 17,039
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
    Thread Starter

    I use 7Zip to open up and view inside of .dll files and install.ESD files:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Image 001.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	19.4 KB 
ID:	56826
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    03 Jan 2016 #43
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,061
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Almighty1 View Post
    One thing I don't like about 7-Zip is it tells you to reboot after the install which is not needed with WinRAR even though I never reboot like it asks me to...
    7-Zip installer is nothing but just a self extract executable. If you use more than one Windows, you can just use Winrar to extract it to a folder and use it as a portable app so you would not have to install it in every Windows Version. To associate file types, open 7-zip->Tools->Option then you're all set.

    One nice thing about 7-zip is it can open/extract both install.wim and install.esd while Winrar and Winzip can't. Handy to use with DISM command to fix Windows.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    03 Jan 2016 #44
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
    Posts : 951
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I use 7Zip to open up and view inside of .dll files and install.ESD files:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Image 001.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	19.4 KB 
ID:	56826
    That's why I didn't use it yet... I know it had extra features or something, otherwise you wouldn't be using it. I normally only view inside .zip files and archives in general and view the internal text file. Haven't had to deal with .dll and .esd files yet... One thing I have to say is when creating a zip with right click on the source file, it's one step less than WinRAR and seems to be about 75% faster from the time I start the creation process to the time, the zip file shows up.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    03 Jan 2016 #45
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
    Posts : 951
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    7-Zip installer is nothing but just a self extract executable. If you use more than one Windows, you can just use Winrar to extract it to a folder and use it as a portable app so you would not have to install it in every Windows Version. To associate file types, open 7-zip->Tools->Option then you're all set.

    One nice thing about 7-zip is it can open/extract both install.wim and install.esd while Winrar and Winzip can't. Handy to use with DISM command to fix Windows.
    That was one of the reasons I installed it since I will need it for something when I can't do it in WinRAR.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    03 Jan 2016 #46
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,061
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Almighty1 View Post
    That was one of the reasons I installed it since I will need it for something when I can't do it in WinRAR.
    My point is you did not have to install it, just extract it to a folder and use it as a portable app.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    03 Jan 2016 #47
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,655
    10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Almighty1 View Post
    That was one of the reasons I installed it since I will need it for something when I can't do it in WinRAR.
    I don't think there is much point to WinRAR or WinZip any more. 7-zip compresses smaller, is faster and will open anything. Maybe 10 or 15 years ago you needed to buy WinRAR but not any more I think.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    03 Jan 2016 #48
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
    Posts : 951
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    My point is you did not have to install it, just extract it to a folder and use it as a portable app.
    Good point...
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    03 Jan 2016 #49
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
    Posts : 951
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix

    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    I don't think there is much point to WinRAR or WinZip any more. 7-zip compresses smaller, is faster and will open anything. Maybe 10 or 15 years ago you needed to buy WinRAR but not any more I think.
    WinRAR supposedly handles extracting .cab's better according to someone else in the Realtek HD Audio driver thread. I don't even use WinZip anymore. WinZip, WinRAR, PKZip, PKARC are all commercial programs. I didn't realize 7-zip was completely free until recently. I work for NASA and also own a ISP so I have volume licenses to use.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    10 May 2016 #50
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 17,039
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
    Thread Starter

    Latest 7-Zip Version 16.00 (2016-05-10) for Windows
    See first post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Image 001.png 
Views:	23 
Size:	8.0 KB 
ID:	79067
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 
Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
10240 latest update - longer to download than ENTIRE update from 10162
Hi there I have a decent FAST internet -- but latest update (only a security update) seems to be taking LONGER than the ENTIRE update I did going from 10162 to 10240. 15 mins and STILL only at 6% ??? for a small security update. I know my...
Installation and Upgrade
Help Video zoomed in on YouTube After latest win 10 update 10130
ok i been having a issue and im not to sure how to fix it windows 10 forced a update on me and now im left with zoomed in videos iv'e tried the following 1: go back to earlier amd driver 2: update flash player 3: use amd autodetectutility to...
Software and Apps
No internet connection after latest update on 10074
3 updates were installed last night. 2 were for defender and 1 was for .net. After reboot two things happened, firstly no internet. Second can't open start page. You could right click and options were provided like switching off and various...
Network and Sharing
Solved Latest update broke things after reboot.
So far, I cannot run a no sleep hard drive program, Task Manager, or Outlook. Oh joy as I look for other things that no longer work. And...it's now working again, all of it. I guess it had to ruminate and digest the update for a few hours. I did...
General Support
Solved Latest update causes dual log in
I got an automatic update yesterday (Sunday). When I restarted it came up with two Avatars of my login. When I tried to log on, one of the two had no log in info and the other had my password blank. I had it setup to automatically log in but that...
Windows Updates and Activation
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:21.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums