how to use Winzip and verify it is working
Posted on 2011-10-05
I have used Winzip for a long time. But I have never fully understand what it is doing or how it works. Where does it put stuff?
For instance, I am working on my hobby computer withWin98SE. It told me to download FlashPlayer 6. I did.
But it was a .zip file. In fact, many files I have encountered while trying to get my Win98SE computer up and running have been .zip files.
My question about .zip files is this: I now use the Unzip Wizard to unzip them as it is simpler to use. The manual unzipping is confusing on what it it doing. Why? Because once the unzip is done, the file usually disappears. I don't know where it went or if it was unzipped or if by having run Winzip-is that all you need to do before the file is now installed on my computer ready for use?
Well, maybe not. Sometimes a file, having been unzipped, will then present me with a Setup file so I can install it (a .exe file). Other times, the file disappears somewhere into the C Drive and when I find it by running a Search for Files and open it, ther is no .exe file or Setup procedure.
Sometimes a file will automatically appear on my desktop ready to install right after an unzip.
Other times (and most times, it seems), once it its unzipped, it's gone! Did it unzip? Where did it go? Why didn't it install or present me with a Setup page? Is this a fake file? Doesn't Winzip work?
These are the questions that go through my mind as I wonder how does Winzip work? That simple question has perplexed me ever since I first heard of Winzip. They have never fully explained how their product works.
Where can I get an understanding and simple guide to how Winzip works and how to use it and what it is doing as I use it?
Furthermore, how do I confirm why or why not FlashPlayer 6 did or did not unzip and/or install on my Win98SE computer?
Thank you and I hope someone can help. Please feel free to post this in any other appropriate Zones or tell me how to (after the initial posting). I don't know how to do that.