How to Deal With Compressed Files Using TUGZip

Three Methods:Installing the archiving utilityDecompressing files/folders using the utilityCompressing files/folders using the utility

Have you ever had an archive file, or a compressed (zipped) file from e.g a friend, or a co-worker, and didn't know how to deal with it, or most importantly decompress it? Or are you trying to send a big file, and you want to compress it, or reduce its size so it can be sent quickly? If so then, keep reading.


Archive files are type of files that are compressed to minimize its size. They can come with a .zip file name extension, or .RAR, .ACE, .ARC, .ARJ, .BZ2, .CAB, .TAR ...etc.


Now that you know what are they, here's how we install a freeware archiving utility to deal with all of these archive files. And then, learn how to decompress, and compress files or folders.


To quickly set up the utility, and decompress an archive file please check out How to Decompress an Archive File[1] video on YouTube.

Method 1
Installing the archiving utility

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    Download TugZip by clicking the desired Mirror.
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    Open the setup file.
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    Choose the language and click "OK".
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    Click "Next".
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    Check "I accept the agreement", and click "Next".
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    Select Destination Location and click "Next".
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    Select Start Menu Folder and click "Next".
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    Check the boxes if you want some additional icons and click "Next". You can also check the box next to "Don't display the configuration wizard" if you do don want to configure some basic settings.
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    Click Install.
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    Click Finish.
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    Configuration wizard window will appear. Choose the desired view-style, click "Next" and continue with configuring some basic settings for TugZip.
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    Click "Finish".

Method 2
Decompressing files/folders using the utility

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    Right-click the file you want to decompress.
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    Click "Extract to:.\(your file name)".
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    Then you'll see a folder/file with the same name your archive is.

Method 3
Compressing files/folders using the utility

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    Right-click the file you want to compress.
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    Click "Add to: (your file name).zip"
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    Then you'll see an archive file with the same name your file is.

Tips

  • Too keep your context menu neat, and organized, in the utility menu bar go to Options > Configuration > System then, make sure the two options "Enable TUGZip shell extension", and "Display context menu items in a submenu" are both checked.
  • If you want to send the archive to someone who does not have an archiving utility, choose "ZIP" format or, use TUGZip Self-Extractor--included with the utility.

Warnings

  • Do not delete the file you compressed until you make sure the archive is working.
  • Do not use the same utility to decompress .RAR files that are password-protected if the utility version is 3.2 because, you'll only have an empty archive. Use WinRAR©[2] for that.

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Categories: File Manipulation