Mega Man Apr 8, 2014 @ 1:05pm
How to make 7zip open instead of winzip when unzipping a mod file?
So I downloaded 7-zip, set it up, and was about to unzip the legacy sonic mod to it. Instead, winzip opened, saying "your trial has expired". How do I open this zip file to 7-zip? Do I delete winzip entirely? Or do I do something else?
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Leonard Apr 8, 2014 @ 1:22pm 
i think you could right click the file and say open with 7zip
funewchie Apr 8, 2014 @ 1:48pm 
Why do you have a trial version of winzip? Winzip has pretty much has come standard with Windows since Vista.

(Used by right-clicking the zipped folder, and selecting Extract All. And for creating a zipped file by selecting the file(s) to be compressed and using Send To -> Compressed Folder.)
Last edited by funewchie; Apr 8, 2014 @ 1:48pm
Leonard Apr 8, 2014 @ 1:51pm 
Originally posted by funewchie:
Why do you have a trial version of winzip? Winzip has pretty much has come standard with Windows since Vista.

(Used by right-clicking the zipped folder, and selecting Extract All. And for creating a zipped file by selecting the file(s) to be compressed and using Send To -> Compressed Folder.)
I think he means Win-Rar
funewchie Apr 8, 2014 @ 2:01pm 
Originally posted by Leonard:
I think he means Win-Rar

Actually, it sounds more like he's working with a .7z file, which would require a 7-zip program. But there are some free .rar extractors too.

So, what is the file type, Derpy Hooves? And your OS?
Mega Man Apr 8, 2014 @ 3:33pm 
Originally posted by funewchie:
Originally posted by Leonard:
I think he means Win-Rar

Actually, it sounds more like he's working with a .7z file, which would require a 7-zip program. But there are some free .rar extractors too.

So, what is the file type, Derpy Hooves? And your OS?
I'm a huge noob with pc knowledge. My OS is win7 32-bit (thats x86, right?)
funewchie Apr 8, 2014 @ 4:50pm 
No, x86 refers to 64-bit (which I use in Windows 8).

Windows 7 should have the .zip extraction. If the file is a .zip file, then right-click it, and select Extract All.
It will take care of the rest, and create a new folder with the same name as the .zip, in the same location.

There are 3 commonly used types of compression: .zip, .rar, and .7z
Chances are good that your mod is one of them.

If you're not sure which one it is, then right-click it, and select "Properties".
Under the "General" tab, it should have the file type listed as "Type of file", with the type in parenthesis.
Last edited by funewchie; Apr 8, 2014 @ 4:50pm
Ashudow Apr 20, 2014 @ 3:33am 
if you use win rar... press the X button on the window that says trial expired and you can use it! still!
Mega Man Apr 22, 2014 @ 7:10am 
Originally posted by Text me:
if you use win rar... press the X button on the window that says trial expired and you can use it! still!
you're kidding.
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