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Anonymous
August 31, 2004 7:35:36 AM

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I got a file containing the text of a book, It is called "james.tar.gz".

How do i open it in XP? I have tried Winzip (which says it migt be able to
do it) and I have tries Power Archiver (which others thing can do it).

But I can't get the tar.gz file to open. How can I do that in XP?

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August 31, 2004 7:35:37 AM

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XP has no built in support for gzip or tar files. There are a number of
free programs that can handle these. I occasionally use 7-Zip which you can
download from http://www.7-zip.org/

Note that first you will un(g)zip the file (gzip is a compression format
widely used on Unix), and then you untar the resulting file (tar bundles
files into an one archive, and is also most widely used on Unix systems)
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"Raster" <rastyer@mail.com> wrote in message
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>I got a file containing the text of a book, It is called "james.tar.gz".
>
> How do i open it in XP? I have tried Winzip (which says it migt be able
> to
> do it) and I have tries Power Archiver (which others thing can do it).
>
> But I can't get the tar.gz file to open. How can I do that in XP?
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 7:35:37 AM

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With an application that reads whatever kind of file a xxxxx.tar.gz is.

"Raster" <rastyer@mail.com> wrote in message
news:9556248E0A395471AE@127.0.0.1...
> I got a file containing the text of a book, It is called "james.tar.gz".
>
> How do i open it in XP? I have tried Winzip (which says it migt be able
to
> do it) and I have tries Power Archiver (which others thing can do it).
>
> But I can't get the tar.gz file to open. How can I do that in XP?
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Anonymous
August 31, 2004 5:08:07 PM

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Winzip can read and open these types of files.


"Raster" <rastyer@mail.com> wrote in message
news:9556248E0A395471AE@127.0.0.1...
>I got a file containing the text of a book, It is called "james.tar.gz".
>
> How do i open it in XP? I have tried Winzip (which says it migt be able
> to
> do it) and I have tries Power Archiver (which others thing can do it).
>
> But I can't get the tar.gz file to open. How can I do that in XP?
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 5:53:38 PM

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>-----Original Message-----
>I got a file containing the text of a book, It is
called "james.tar.gz".
>
>How do i open it in XP? I have tried Winzip (which says
it migt be able to
>do it) and I have tries Power Archiver (which others
thing can do it).
>
>But I can't get the tar.gz file to open. How can I do
that in XP?
>.
>you can't with xp you have to download a zip program
that will handle the tar extension
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 8:01:58 PM

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Try IZARC, it will handle just about all compressed file
types and is free. Works great.
http://www.izsoft.dir.bg/izarc.htm


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"tonyfair" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:3bb201c48f9c$96f36460$a301280a@phx.gbl...
|
| >-----Original Message-----
| >I got a file containing the text of a book, It is
| called "james.tar.gz".
| >
| >How do i open it in XP? I have tried Winzip (which says
| it migt be able to
| >do it) and I have tries Power Archiver (which others
| thing can do it).
| >
| >But I can't get the tar.gz file to open. How can I do
| that in XP?
| >.
| >you can't with xp you have to download a zip program
| that will handle the tar extension
!