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difference between winzip and winrar


ponytail

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I have some Rar files I need to open I used to use WinRar but do not have it on my laptop I do have software for Winzip version 8.1 would that do the same job as WinRar or do I need to install WinRar

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Chronos the 2nd

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Go and get the excellent 7Zip which will open .rar files and .zip files.

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ponytail

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Hi Chronos the 2nd I cicked on your link then chose 64-bit x64 for windows 64 then clicked on run and got the following message The publisher of7z920 x64 could't be verified are you sure you want to run the program in other words is it safe and did I choose the correct download for windows 7

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ponytail

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marvin42

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That's jzip - never come across it before.Chronos the 2nd recommended 7zip.

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Chronos the 2nd

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Two points here, I would not recommend and post a link to something I had not used myself. Also I have used this program for many years. What more can I say.

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bjh.

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7Zip is excellent. Have used it safely and freely for years now. Chronos the 2nd's link is fine and safe (and he's also been around here for years, so he's probably safe as well....). That message you got is, in this case, nothing to worry about.

It's a very versatile and well-supported piece of free software.

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SimpleSimon1

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Seconded (or should that be thirded). 7ZIP is fast, stable, easily handles multiple archive types (including RAR)and easily integrates into windows. Used it for years with no probs

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woodchip

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Win/Zip is a Program for unziping and ziping files to compress them, Win/Rar is a form of Zip file mostly used in Linux

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bremner

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Winrar like Winzip is a program for unzipping and zipping files to compress them. One uses the file extension zip the other rar.

WinRar offers more functionality than Winzip

Winrar is the Windows version of the multi platform RaR Archiver

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ponytail

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i have uninstalles the other program ie jzip and clicked on Chronos the 2nd link again andstill get the following message in red

Hi Chronos the 2nd I cicked on your link then chose 64-bit x64 for windows 64 then clicked on run and got the following message The publisher of7z920 x64 could't be verified are you sure you want to run the program in other words is it safe and did I choose the correct download for windows 7

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