Even though I'm running WinXP pro sp-1, the issue is with a unix utility with which the XP folks seem to be unfamiliar. That's why I'm posting here. I'm decompressing files with .tar.gz extension using GNU gzip.exe.
In Folder Options -> File Types, I've registered .gz to run a batch file called gzip.bat which calls 'gzip.exe -d %1' But, when I double click the file I want to decompress all this does is eliminate the .gz leaving the .tar extension.
How do I run this so the original .tar.gz keeps it's full extension and the files are unzipped in the temp directory (or prompt for directory name)? Thank you.