slow zip performance

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  1. cygnusx04

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    Vista 32 bit Ultimate version. Uncompressing zip files is ridiculously slow. This issue is all over the internet, but I’ve not yet seen a fix or explanation.

    HD disk performance is fine otherwise.

    Any info?
     
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    is that windows unzipping or using winzip or winrar?
     
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    Had exactly the same issue - installed 7-zip to bypass the default Vista processing resulting in much better performance.

    Not an ideal solution - but will keep me going until SP1 or whenever a fix turns up.
     
  4. cygnusx04

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    windows unzipping


    glad to hear - i'm not the only one........... grrrrrrrr
     
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    Windows built in zip utility is awfully slow compared to WinZip or Winrar, a few dats ago i zipped up 30,000 Word documents using Windows zip and boy was it slow, i think the machine was a pretty decent spec Xeon too.

    WinZip or Winrar all the way!
     
  6. Singh400

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    Don't use Windows built-in ZIP function. Use something like WinRAR instead.
     
  7. cygnusx04

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    yup - plenty of 3rd party tools out there - so no big deal.

    btw : when i say slow, i'm talking 15 minutes to uncompress a 1MB file!:eek:
     
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    id use winrar,very simple,integrates into the shell aswel :)
     
  9. Singh400

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    Oh right you mean that kind of slow. There is a fix for it. Just gotta remember where on teh net I saw it.
     
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    This problem has started on my PC now. Taking about 5 minutes to extract a zip files.
     

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