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Would you explain to me how to unzip a downloaded file from a trusted source. Must I purchase a software to do this? I never had to with older versions of Windows. Now I have Vista OS.

The new help menu is I find virtually worthless for some items.

Thanks for a reply or recommendation. :)

Cactus rose

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I have never used Vista, but in Windows 7 if I double click a zipped file, I get the option to unzip it and save the files to a folder. This is built in, and I think this will apply to Vista too.B)

This is true, vista also has the built-in zip reader/writer (doesn't XP have it too?)

Then again, it may not be a zip archive, use 7zip to access virtually any archive, it's free and open source. If you're not sure what package to get, get the 32-bit (x86) version, that'll run on any windows.

Examples of other archive formats include .rar, .tar, .tar.gz.

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