Computer will not list .zip files I know are on CD

September 7, 2012 at 15:34:19
Specs: Windows 7
I have tried to instal a program that is a .zip file on to my computer, but the file does not list. I know it is the correct CD as I scanned it on another computer.

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September 7, 2012 at 15:59:15
Could be this:

Some computers are set to "hide extension of known file types" because that's the default setting. If your's is set to do that, you won't see the "zip" part of a filename, only the first part of the name. If you want to see the "zip" part as well, go into Control Panel > Folder Options > View (tab).

Untick "Hide extensions for known file types"
Click "OK"

The only other reason I can think of is that, before putting them on a CD, the files were tagged as "Hidden", in which case you need to enable "Show hidden files & folders".

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September 7, 2012 at 17:16:06
Thanks phil22, but that did not work. Needed files will not even list yet another folder on the CD does. When I view the folder using a different newer computer, that I do not need the files on, they do list.

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September 7, 2012 at 18:34:16
To isolate the problem, try another zip program.

Best Free File Archiver-Zip Utility

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September 8, 2012 at 10:21:06
So, you have a home made CDR with a program in zip format on it? Is that correct?

Are you running Windows 7 on the computer you are trying to install to? If not, you may not have an unzipper program installed. I recommend you download and install 7zip, which is free and can open most compression formats.

Get 7 zip at the link below.

If you are running Windows 7, zipped programs should open but the default unzipper may not recognize the format. In which case 7 zip should work.

If so, how are you trying to install it? Most likely auto run is not working. You may need to go to computer> explore. Double click on the zip file. If the zip file is not listed then you can right click on each file on the CD to see the properties of that file. When you find the correct file you can double click it to start unpacking it.

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