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Introduction

 

Overview
WinZip compresses files (makes them smaller) and allows you to add many files to a "zip" file.
File sizes can be reduced by as much as 90%, depending on the type of file. This saves you time (and possibly money) when you email files to your favourite web designer.

This document describes the download, installation and use of WinZip.

What WinZip does
WinZip is a popular program which allows you to compress and uncompress files on Windows systems. This is also known as 'zipping' and 'unzipping'.

WinZip files
A WinZip file has a 'zip' extension. For example: ABC.zip
A zip file (or archive) may have several compressed files inside it.

Why use WinZip
There are several reasons why you might want to use WinZip:

About WinZip
This page gives useful information: http://www.winzip.com/aboutzip.htm

 

 

Cost
This information is from the WinZip web site, http://www.winzip.com/downwzeval.htm :

 

Please note the following:

Downloading WinZip
Installing WinZip
Using Winzip

 

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Downloading WinZip

 

How to download
If you don't have a copy of WinZip, or you want to upgrade your copy, you can download a copy from many different sites. Use Google to search for 'WinZip' and you will find them. For example:

Find the Download button and click it. Save the file into a convenient folder. Probably the best place is My Downloads.

Which version
The web site mentions several options. The one you need is the plain version of WinZip
(Version 9.0 at April 2005). The file is 2.3 MB. 

 

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Installing WinZip

 

Procedure
To install WinZip (or upgrade to a new version) follow these instructions:

 

Step Action Result
1 Double click the Winzip90.exe file The installation wizard opens
2 Click the Setup button A window asks you to select a folder
3 Click OK to install into the default folder The files install and an information window appears
4 Click Next The License Agreement appears
5 Agree to the license agreement (or the installation will fail) The Quick Start window appears
6 Print quick start instructions. (5 pages) The Quick Start window appears again.
7 Press Next The Classic/Wizard selection screen appears
8 Select the Wizard option (you can always change this later) The Search for Favorite Zip Folders screen appears.
9 Select either option, and press Next. This may take several minutes to finish. The screen tells you how many folders have been added.
10 Press Next The Setup Complete screen appears.
11 Press Close The wizard closes.
 

Read Me and Help
To get to the Read Me and Help start WinZip from the Start menu (Windows XP):

This gives you various options including Read Me and Help.
Other versions of Windows are similar.  

 

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Using Winzip

 

Unzipping a file
This is the easiest way to unzip a file:

 

 

Step Action Result
1 Right click on the zipped file A selection opens
2 Select the Winzip icon (Not 'Open with Winzip') Another selection opens
3 Select 'Extract to here' The wizard opens
4 Click 'Use Evaluation version' (Note that this button moves each time you use WinZip) The unzipped file is created in the current folder
 

Unzipping a file
This is an alternative way to unzip a file:

 

Step Action Result
1 Double click on the zip file The wizard opens
2 Click 'Use Evaluation version' (Note that this button moves each time you use WinZip) The Welcome screen opens
3 Click Next The 'What do you want to do?' screen opens
4 Select the Unzip option and click Next A Warning screen appears
5 Read the screen and click Yes The Select Folder screen appears
6 Select the folder where you want to put the unzipped files. Then press Unzip Now The Completed screen appears
7 Click Finish The wizard closes
 

 

 

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Zipping a file
This is the easiest way to zip a file or folder:

 

Step Action Result
1 Right click on the zipped file A selection opens
2 Select the Winzip icon (Not 'Open with Winzip') Another selection opens
3 Select 'Add to .zip' The wizard opens
4 Click 'Use Evaluation version' (Note that this button moves each time you use WinZip) The zipped file is created in the current folder
 

Zipping a file
This is an alternative way to zip a file or folder:

 

Step Action Result
1 Click Start, then click All Programs, then hover over WinZip, then click WinZip 9.0 SR-1 The wizard opens
2 Click 'Use Evaluation version' (Note that this button moves each time you use WinZip) The Welcome screen opens
3 Click Next The 'What do you want to do?' screen opens
4 Select the 'Create a new Zip file' option and click Next The 'Choose a Zip file name' screen appears
5 Click Browse and choose a suitable folder and file name and press OK The 'Choose a Zip file name' screen appears again
6 Click Next The select files screen appears
7 Add a file or folder that you want to include and press OK The select files screen appears again
8 Repeat step 7 until you have all the files and folders you want
9 Click Zip Now The Zip Completed screen appears
10 Click Finish The wizard closes
 

 

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