Re: zipping files

JM Casey

There can be some advantages to using a third-party programme, even though Windows now natively supports compressed archives in the zip format at least.


Some of the third party programmes provide more context menu/shell options. These can tell the programme how to extract the files and where to place them, etc, without having to actually use that programme’s interface.

Winrar, and, I guess, 7zip too, offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to archiving. You can compress as much or as little as you want (or at least as much as the compression algorithms allows). I don’t know what Windows uses by default, but just for Zip archives, I am offered four different levels, from greatest to least compression. You can also set passwords for the archive, which is not something that Windows allows, or if it does, it’s not immediately apparent.




From: <> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: April 16, 2019 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: zipping files


Perhaps not anymore. I just have always used it and besides if you need advanced features this will do them.
On 4/16/2019 7:10 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

I don’t see much point in using a third party program, I can zip a file or a folder simply by right clicking on it, arrow to “Send To”, expand with right arrow and select “Compressed (zipped)”


From: <> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: zipping files


You can try Seven Zip instead. Enable context menus and you can right click the folder and zip it. Or highlight all the files and right click them also..
On 4/16/2019 10:54 AM, Kevin Meyers wrote:

I tried to use winzip to zip some files. I use to be able to use winzip with windows 7 and for some reason it is no longer working. I’m using Windows 10 and Jaws 2018. Is there something I need to setup on Jaws or is there another zip program that works with Jaws?  Thanks, Kevin




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