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Does anyone else here have the trouble of not being able to open their Scalescenes model kits on your pc ??

I went to print off some building interiors and all my Scalescene kits have been locked up by 'Winzip', and Winzip wish me to purchase their programme. I realise Winzip have a free download version, but should this be necessary ?

Does anyone else have the same issue and is there another way around this ??

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Hi Gary suggest you download ADLSoft's AdlUncompressor.exe .Its free and also uncompresses other formats ,been using it for a couple of years with no trouble with Scalescenes zip files regards Greenfingers

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Gary, before I went to Windows 7 which has a built in a un-zipper, I was using the free downloaded Winzip without any problems. There are many sites for a free Winzip.



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Thanks for the quick replies, Greenfingers and Sol. I have downloaded the free Winzip programme, so not an issue now. I do wonder why these things do get 'locked up' in the first place. I do understand that these files need compressing, but why Winzip lock them up so that you need to install their programme is beyond me. I guess money talks....

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Gary, probably designed by a woman! :mutley

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col.stephens wrote: Gary, probably designed by a woman! :mutley

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If it was designed by a woman Terry, it would never get 'unzipped'...  :It's a no no:mutley:mutley:mutley:It's a no no

On that note, Happy Fathers Day to all the Aussie dads on the forum :cheers

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Gary wrote: col.stephens wrote: Gary, probably designed by a woman! :mutley

Terry

If it was designed by a woman Terry, it would never get 'unzipped'...  :It's a no no:mutley:mutley:mutley:It's a no no

Obviously you ain't met some of the women I know !

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It's historical.

Winzip was invented in the days of DOS and was never freeware but shareware so theoretically should be paid for when the evaluation period expires, (but nobody did, they just downloaded another evaluation copy).

Operating systems now have compression/decompression software built in, which can handle zip files, so as Sol says in Windows 7 the facility is already there.


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Hi Ed,

Strange the comment about Windows 7, as I'm using Vista, which theoretically should be a little more advanced than the old 7, which you would think Vista would have the ability to compress and un-compress files when needed.

Still, I had to download the 'evaluation programme' just to be able to open my stored Scalescenes files.

You probably guessed already, I'm pretty much computer illiterate. Although, throw me a shovel, and I can build you a garden !

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I don't know if i've read your post correctly Gary but doesn't windows 7 come after vista?.



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I stand corrected Allan ! I did say I'm computer illiterate ! ;-);-)

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