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    WinRAR free alternative?

    Just looking into licenses for the 'trial' version of WinRAR we have installed on most of our machines. It's looking at costing us around £1500 - can anyone suggest an alternative suitable for the kids to extract files only?

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    Re: WinRAR free alternative?

    We dont allow kids to extract files, they'd get viruses everywhere! heheh

    Chris

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    Re: WinRAR free alternative?

    7zip ??

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    Re: WinRAR free alternative?

    Thanks - perfect. I took the liberty of adding it to the wiki...

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    Re: WinRAR free alternative?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC
    We dont allow kids to extract files, they'd get viruses everywhere! heheh

    Chris
    How do you disable Windows Compressed Folders?

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    Re: WinRAR free alternative?

    Quote Originally Posted by gwendes
    Thanks - perfect. I took the liberty of adding it to the wiki...
    Can add my vote to that one... easy to deploy.

    There's an msi available here:
    http://www.doitrightconsulting.net/forum/

    .. but you need to register to access the Releases forum which is where they're kept...

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    Re: WinRAR free alternative?

    Delete this entry.

    ; Remove Windows built in .ZIP support
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CompressedFold er]

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    Re: WinRAR free alternative?

    Quote Originally Posted by contink
    There's an msi available here:
    http://www.doitrightconsulting.net/forum/

    .. but you need to register to access the Releases forum which is where they're kept...
    but there's an official MSI?

    http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

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    Re: WinRAR free alternative?

    I generally use TugZip for opening less commom ZIP formats such as RAR,etc.

    http://www.tugzip.com

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    Re: WinRAR free alternative?

    RAR > ZIP

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    Re: WinRAR free alternative?

    7-zip supports RAR.

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    Re: WinRAR free alternative?

    I know, I'm just commenting on the file type.

    It sounds scarier that's why y'see.

    PARs are cool too. Very clever that. Wonder when PAR3 will arrive...

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    Re: WinRAR free alternative?

    7 zip has its own format as well which looks to be very good.

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    Re: WinRAR free alternative?

    7 zip has its own format as well which looks to be very good
    Er sort of, it's more a wrapper enabling you to stack and plug in any combination of compression, conversion and encryption modules together.

    More info at Wikipedia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7z

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