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Disk checking a big external USB hard drive

By vhawk
Aug 2, 2010
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  1. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    :) just my luck i'll have to buy an unzipper then. which do you recommend?

    thanks for your patience

    best

    pete
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,428   +217

    First try unzipping the WD file on your Windows XP laptop, then transfer the file to your desktop PC and run the program.

    If you want a separate zip utility, I just said there are a number of free ones available. Try one of those before paying for one. Try this zip utility: ZipGenius I've used this one and it will unzip zip files and rar files among others. In case you misunderstood, a free archive utility is another way of saying a free unzipper.
  3. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    wonderful, thank you, you are a star.so i just download and install zipgenious and everything will be roses , roses?

    best

    pete
  4. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    i've installed the checking thing but can't understand how to use it.

    no surprises there, e?, given how obviously dim i am.
    i take it have to change the properties on any given zipped file to have zip genius open it.
    some of think 7zip will do it, but i change that do i?
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,428   +217

    No, you don't have to change any properties. To use ZipGenius to unzip a file, right click on it and you should see ZipGenius on the menu. Hover on it or click on it and several options should appear. Use one of the "extract" options to .... well, extract the file or files from the zipped file. 7 zip should work similarly.

    Don't forget to download the Release Notes. Read the pdf file (you need the free Adobe Reader) for instructions on how to use the WD utility.
  6. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    thanks, it shows how pig ignorant i am, i only found the right click trick by accident. thank you SO much for your mind and patient help to an irritating *****,your servant here present- me

    best

    pete


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