Solved

PKZIP 2.5

Posted on 2004-09-21
6
628 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
A server (NT 4.0) running PKZIP 2.5 crashed yesterday, and a customer requests their images to be zipped in PKZIP 2.5 format. But; I  do not have a copy of PKZIP 2.5 to install on another server. But, I do have a copy of PKZIP 2.04.
Question is.... if I zip the images with 2.04 will there be a difference in the format that the customer could notice?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:championofvirtue
6 Comments
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Pete Long earned 42 total points
ID: 12109967
As far as Im aware ALL versions of PKZip are backwards compatable? why not download v2.7 then you will have no problems?
http://www.idp.net/freesoft/pkzip.asp
0
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 12109989
0
 

Assisted Solution

by:AkirasLoveChild
AkirasLoveChild earned 42 total points
ID: 12110259
Hi,

An earlier version should work. Or why not try one of the many alternatives? I use 7-zip at home (I think it's still freeware) and have never had any problems with zip formats from other programs and I use FilZip at work - we recieve numerous files zipped up every day of all types and FilZip copes fine with them all.

The only other comment I have is that PKWare have proposed a change in Zip format earlier this year. But I doubt very much whether this will mean that older archive programs will have trouble with this format.

David.
0
ScreenConnect 6.0 Free Trial

Want empowering updates? You're in the right place! Discover new features in ScreenConnect 6.0, based on partner feedback, to keep you business operating smoothly and optimally (the way it should be). Explore all of the extras and enhancements for yourself!

 
LVL 18

Assisted Solution

by:crissand
crissand earned 41 total points
ID: 12111921
You should verify if PkZip 2.04 know long file names, as far as I remember it don't. That will be the difference, because I think PkZip 2.5 know long file names. If you don't archive files with lfn, there is no problem.
0
 

Author Comment

by:championofvirtue
ID: 12114472
Thanks for the advise guys. If no objections im going to split the points between the 3 of you.
0
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 12114572
ThanQ
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you want to move up through the ranks in your technology career, talent and hard work are the bare necessities. But they aren’t enough to make you stand out. Expanding your skills, actively promoting your accomplishments and using promotion st…
If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
Notifications on Experts Exchange help you keep track of your activity and updates in one place. Watch this video to learn how to use them on the site to quickly access the content that matters to you.
Articles on a wide range of technology and professional topics are available on Experts Exchange. These resources are written by members, for members, and can be written about any topic you feel passionate about. Learn how to best write an article t…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question