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WinZip is not free. If you know what Im talking about, youre either one of the folks who has purchased a license for WinZip or youre one of the folks who has continued to use the trial version of the program, ignoring the You have been using this program for x days now message that shows up each time you use it.If you happen to fall into the latter group, listen up, because theres a free alternative. Its called FreeZip and you can download it from http://www.PCWorld.com at: http://tinyurl.com/2pue6g. It uses no windows and no icons or pictures to usher you through the zipping and unzipping process; it simply gets right down to business by adding commands like Zip and Unzip Here to the menus you see when you right-click files and folders. FreeZip is basic, free, simple and effective. So stop waiting for WinZip to load if youre never going to buy a license, and go download FreeZip now.
Yes, Yes, Im Totally, Totally Sure! Delete the File!Reader-submitted question: Hi Erin, Im hoping you can help me out with an annoyance I experience regularly with my PC. Basically, I clean out the Recycle Bin on my desktop a lot, and when I do it I want to do it. I hate it that every time I go to empty the Recycle Bin my computer asks me Are you sure? Can I turn that confirmation message off somehow???? If so, where do I do it??Answer: Yes indeed you can shut that confirmation pop-up off. All you need to do is right-click the Recycle Bin and choose Properties from the menu that opens up. Look for the Display delete confirmation dialog check box, and make sure theres no check mark in the box before you hit the OK button below.Thats all there is to it. And of course, if you ever decide you want that confirmation dialog box to start showing up again when you empty your Recycle Bin, just check that box and hit OK.
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