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anne-ology 03. Jun 2013 04:21 AM

Zip Unzip programs
I've tried to install 7-zip - and the others mentioned on this site;
but for some reason, they will not open zip files ???

PLEASE someone let me know what I'm doing wrong.


MidnightCowboy 03. Jun 2013 07:12 AM

Two questions:

After installing, did you run 7zFM.exe and go to "Tools" - "Options" and select the file types you want to be associated with 7-Zip?

Do you have an antivirus, third party file protection app or firewall with HIPS component that is preventing 7-Zip from operating?

anne-ology 03. Jun 2013 03:15 PM

huh ...
... I downloaded and installed but have no idea to what you're referring - I guess that's what's wrong.

HOW do I finish the install???

Growing less confused, but ;-(

MidnightCowboy 03. Jun 2013 03:44 PM

I have Windows 7 and the route from the start menu is:

All Programs - 7-Zip - 7-Zip File Manager - Tools - Options - to select the file type associations.

UAC will affect this too - see their FAQ.

"You must run 7-Zip File Manager in administrator mode. Right-click the icon of 7-Zip File Manager, and then click Run as administrator. Then you can change file associations and some other options".

George.J 03. Jun 2013 03:47 PM

After you've finished installing, run the program (double click on 7zFM.exe) and in the main interface go to Tools->Options and then click on the button "Select All" under the tab "System" and then click OK. That'll do it.

Bluesmanuk 29. Aug 2013 04:44 AM

I find Haozip the best program out there.

More versatile than anything else that I have seen before.

George.J 30. Aug 2013 02:42 AM


Originally Posted by Bluesmanuk (Post 91766)
I find Haozip the best program out there.

More versatile than anything else that I have seen before.

Agreed to that :D

sicknero 31. Aug 2013 10:32 PM

I'd not heard of Haozip before, I'm guessing it needs to be installed to use the Virtual CD-Rom though. Does it support many formats for mounting virtual disks do you know?

I gather they might have been a bit naughty re; distributing open source 7-zip components in a closed source release as well, though to be fair the thread where I read that ( is a few months old now.

George.J 01. Sep 2013 03:35 AM

You can opt out of Virtual CD_ROM while installing Haozip, and it even gives you options to deselect image conversion/editing tool and other extra's during installation.

For mounting it supports the most used formats like ISO, MDS, MDF, CCD, CUE, IMG, UDF and NRG. I don't use the virtual drive of Haozip, I use Winarchiver Virtual Drive, because of two major qualities not found in others.

1. Support for a huge number of formats, more than 60 and it even supports directly mounting of rar, 7zip and other compressed files.

2. It supports upto 24 virtual drives.

And it's clean and very light weight and free :D.

About Haozip, it's based on 7zip, I don't know much about other things. I'm not sure if it's redistributing or based on same source code.

sicknero 01. Sep 2013 10:20 AM

Thanks George I was just curious really. I use Daemon Tools Lite mostly, it supports all the image types that I use but I'll see if I can find a list of file types supported by Haozip.

Have you ever needed 24 virtual drives..?? :D

I looked at Winarchiver but I could only find a 30-day trial version.

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