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Old 04-16-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
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Oh boy I forgot how do you decompress .gz files in Windows


I'm sorry but sometimes I just have to use WinXP to burn stuff and do other kinds of things that you can't with Linux. Anyways.....

I'm having a problem with downloaded .iso images that are cimpressed with .gz . Does Anyone know how to decompress a .gz file?? In windows Enviroment

thank you
 
Old 04-16-2004, 05:42 PM   #2
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have a look here

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...=Google+Search

good luck.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 05:53 PM   #3
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These apps are not free - WinRAR, Winzip, pkzip. Winzip is what I use.

Have you googled? There are freeware and shareware utilities but I do have any personal experience with any of them.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 05:58 PM   #4
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http://www.7-zip.org/
 
Old 04-16-2004, 05:59 PM   #5
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Well with win zip I was having problems even adding it into winzip and when I tried to decompress the .gz file it simply didn't work the file is still a .gz file
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:03 PM   #6
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sorry a bit OT, but why can't you just burn in Linux? don't know which "other things" you mean, but you can surely burn .isos....
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:05 PM   #7
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Hmm... I do not have any problems extracting tgz files using winzip on a W2K PC. Maybe the other suggestions will work better.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:33 PM   #8
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well I can't burn using Linux, cause I was trying out a different distro and I wouldn't be able to decompress the .gz files without a .gz decompresser in WinXP, and plus I foolishly misplaced all my other linux installing CD
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:51 PM   #9
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7-zip doesn't support the .gz file!!
It even says on the website
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:58 PM   #10
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ahh... I see... download.com came up with a few hits on a search:

http://download.com.com/3000-2250-10...ml?tag=lst-0-4

says supports .gz - maybe worth a shot.

http://download.com.com/3120-20-0.ht....gz&tg=dl-2001
 
Old 04-16-2004, 07:02 PM   #11
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Power Archiver

versions prior to 7.0 are freeware

http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=powarc


older versions work fine with Win98 & WinME, don't know if works with WinXP

Last edited by gdivens51; 04-16-2004 at 07:06 PM.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 07:03 PM   #12
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Supported formats: 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB

taken from

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

to test this theory i just extracted au88xx-1.1.3.1.tar.gz successfully to au88xx-1.1.3.1.tar it works here mate.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 04:42 AM   #13
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yeah Peacedog but when it comes to the file types, it didn't mention it supports .gz files does it??

Supported formats: 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB

and plus I found one that would open what I wanted to open, I downloaded WinRAR and it worked
Thanks guys for giveing me advice
 
Old 04-17-2004, 04:52 AM   #14
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gzip is .gz
bzip2 is bz2
 
Old 04-17-2004, 06:13 AM   #15
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For the rare occasion when I have to package or unpack something in Windows, I use either 7zip or UltimateZip from www.ultimatezip.com. It tastes much like a registered version of WinZip.
 
  


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