Windows 7 (64 bit) Extract All.. stalls for minutes


(tchurchill) #1

Right clicked on gradle-1.0-all.zip resulted in: Extract compressed (zipped) folders (not responding) on windows 7 After some minutes starts to do the extract estimating, at the time of writing, to take 21 minutes (and rising). Gave up.

Used 7.zip and it took 6 seconds.

It may be prudent to re-compress this version so that (sensitive) Windows decompression will not stall this way.

Thought you should know.

Regards

Tony Churchill


(Luke Daley) #2

Hi Tony,

What is the ‘7.zip’ you are referring to?


(tchurchill) #3

Hi,

I should have written, 7-zip. It is a more versatile compression tool than the Windows default. The web site is: http://www.7-zip.org/

I have seen warnings, normally related to Java - platform independent compressed files, that sometimes Windows will not decompress the file and to use 7-zip instead.

I thought you should know as it may put some potential users off.

Regards

TC