Author Topic: Zip Program  (Read 3423 times)

craigm

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 90
    • View Profile
    • BlueNexus
Zip Program
« on: 2010.06.15, 23:16:07 »
I installed Object Desktop 2.0 on my computer with a full install. Afterward everything was working perfectly except the zip files would not unzip anymore correctly. This is because OD2 installed its own zip compression. I uninstalled it and now eCS cannot open any zip file, anyone know how to get the default zip files back in that came with eCS, or if not, anyone recommend a good unzip program, possibly with RAR unzipping? Thanks!

Pete

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 865
    • View Profile
Re: Zip Program
« Reply #1 on: 2010.06.16, 00:47:34 »
Hi craigm

The default eCS "unzipper" is \ecs\bin\arcview.exe

There should be a corresponding Program Object: \DESKTOP\PROGRAMS\UTILITIES\Archive Viewer.

Check that the Properties of Archive Viewer, Association  tab has *.ZIP *.*.ZIP *.*.*.ZIP *.*.*.*.ZIP in the "Current names:" section.

Hope that helps

Pete




Ben

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 367
  • What is really important?
    • View Profile
    • The Self Wrighting Network
Re: Zip Program
« Reply #2 on: 2010.06.16, 01:01:56 »
I installed Object Desktop 2.0 on my computer with a full install. Afterward everything was working perfectly except the zip files would not unzip anymore correctly. This is because OD2 installed its own zip compression. I uninstalled it and now eCS cannot open any zip file, anyone know how to get the default zip files back in that came with eCS, or if not, anyone recommend a good unzip program, possibly with RAR unzipping? Thanks!

You need to use the modified *.dll to get the ObjectDesktop archivers to work.

Nothing under OS/2 can compare with it.

sXwamp

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 228
    • View Profile
    • OS/2 Release Notes
Re: Zip Program
« Reply #3 on: 2010.06.16, 03:46:51 »
You may want to try Desktop Wizard

http://www.os2notes.com/os2dwizard.html

The primary goal of Desktop Wizard is to make the OS/2 user more productive by adding new items to the pop up menus of files, folders and the Desktop and it adds excellent zip/unzip integration to the desktop.

Unzip and ZIP files

The most useful and natural feature is the unzip menu.  Clicking this entry causes the contents of the zip file to be placed in a new subdirectory of the main unzip folder that you specify. The name of this new subdirectory is the same as the name of the zip file, but without the .zip at the end. This makes it easy to unzip any zip file - Desktop Wizard does all the rest, even opening the related directories, if so desired. It can also create a shadow on desktop for easy access.

melf

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 606
    • View Profile
Re: Zip Program
« Reply #4 on: 2010.06.16, 08:31:59 »
... anyone recommend a good unzip program, possibly with RAR unzipping? Thanks!

Arcview can use rar also, eg http://www.ecomstation.it/ecsoft2/prog.php?progid=830&name=RAR&sys=os2+ecomstation.

Otherwise I've for a long time used 7zip under Odin. It'll have its graphic Odin oddities, but works splendid, and do just "all" archiving types.
/Mikael

Saijin_Naib

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1357
  • Birdie Num-Nums
    • View Profile
    • Synperz Domain
Re: Zip Program
« Reply #5 on: 2010.06.16, 08:58:47 »
Word to what Melf said. 7zip is just fantastic. The ONLY program I know of that one-ups 7zip is DragonUnpacker but that is mainly for game stuff.

ArcView is a simple tool, but I find it simple at the expense of actually being useful. I've been assured by Alex that new features/formats will be added down the line, but I wrote that email about two years ago at this point.

Thomas

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 23
    • View Profile
Re: Zip Program
« Reply #6 on: 2010.06.16, 14:21:28 »
Hello Ben,

You need to use the modified *.dll to get the ObjectDesktop archivers to work.

Where can I get this modified .dll?

Thomas

The Blue Warper

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 116
    • View Profile
Re: Zip Program
« Reply #7 on: 2010.06.16, 15:12:25 »
Another possibility is eZip by Frank Wochatz:

http://www.subsys.de/eZIP/

Very simple, but useful (Zip and RAR archives).

Ben

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 367
  • What is really important?
    • View Profile
    • The Self Wrighting Network
Re: Zip Program
« Reply #8 on: 2010.06.16, 17:34:32 »
Hello Ben,
Where can I get this modified .dll?

Thomas

I cannot find the original archive so I pieced it together from my OD directory.

It looks complete; let me know if it isn't.

It was created by Rick Walsh.



                    OD2-zip-fix.Zip


Good luck with it.

sXwamp

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 228
    • View Profile
    • OS/2 Release Notes
Re: Zip Program
« Reply #9 on: 2010.06.16, 18:16:49 »
... anyone recommend a good unzip program, possibly with RAR unzipping? Thanks!

Arcview can use rar also, eg http://www.ecomstation.it/ecsoft2/prog.php?progid=830&name=RAR&sys=os2+ecomstation.

Otherwise I've for a long time used 7zip under Odin. It'll have its graphic Odin oddities, but works splendid, and do just "all" archiving types.

Winrar works perfectly under INNOWIN, only no extended attributes.

Just drop in on the Acrobat 5.1 program icon to install it.


Thomas

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 23
    • View Profile
Re: Zip Program
« Reply #10 on: 2010.06.16, 19:27:14 »
Thanks a lot, Ben.

Thomas