G'Day Shawn, General intro;
First of all, I would like to thank-you for all of the most informative and enlightening Tutorials that bear your authorship. Always clear, concise, easy to understand and follow. I only wish that I had been told of this great Forum when I dived into the Laptop/PC Pool and started using a Computer for the first time ever, in June of 07.
This Forum resource is so rich in advice and information, that I have given details of it to the Retail Outlet from where I purchased my Laptop, and since then, two principal Salesmen have become Members, and also give out details of it, to Customers either buying, or enquiring about Vista systems. That said, to business on this issue
At the start of my Computer journey [and in many ways, even still] I find it hard to get my head around the process that takes place with Zipped Files, and how to manage them.
That said, an early experience with a Winzip Free Trial, left me totally confused as it seemed to me that Winzip had taken over and swamped my entire File System.
Because I couldn't [and still don't] fully understand the nuances of the Winzip system and its management, I uninstalled the whole thing, and did not take up a subscription with them at that time.
In reading this Tutorial I discover to my pleasure, that the Vista system has a pre-installed Zip File system, although mine had 'gone bush', probably at the time that I uninstalled Winzip. From that time onwards, I could not open any Zipped Files as I kept getting Error messages;
"Cannot start Winzip. Required file winzip.chm was not found....etc.", all of which confused me further.
Today I have downloaded and run both of the options of this post, and find that the Installed Vista Zip system has been restored.
The irony is, that I recently took up another 45day Free Trial with Winzip, with the intention of taking up a subscription at the end of it. Now that I find that Vista already has this function, I am asking myself of the point of paying for something that I don't really need.
I now intend uninstalling Winzip once again, and after that, confirming that the Vista function is re-established by completing the steps once again, of this Tutorial. Question and/or Recommendations;
After uninstalling Winzip, should I go to your Tutorial -How to Restore the Built-in ZIP File Support in Vista
and complete that process, before returning to this Tutorial, to repeat this exercise again?