gzip support like that of zip

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Is there anything for Vista that will let me browse "tar.gz" files the same way I can browse ".zip" files ?

This installer package I got from sourceforge for gzip put a bunch of stuff in my start menu and installed an application, but it didn't setup any file associations that would give me an "extract here" in my context-menu or set me up to browse the files.

I've resorted to sending the gz files to a Linux computer on the network to be repackaged as zip files via SSH and then getting them back to this Vista computer for the time being.
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Try 7-zip. It's my archive tool of choice for Windows and I think it supports gzip (among many others), as well. Really popular tool, too. One sec, I can check the format to be sure...confirmed.
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You know what, I actually used 7zip as my compressed file application on Windows before I started using Ubuntu a long time ago now that I think about it. I bet if I searched Ozzu I'd actually find myself suggesting it to someone in the past. lol

Thanks for that refresher UPSGuy, it's all coming back to me now! :D
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No problem and welcome back to the dual-boot crowd. :D
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Winrar works too.

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