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By: Laurent Duchastel     Montréal, Québec  
Date: Jun 08,2020 at 13:04
In Response to: [Help!] Archival Connection (John Wright)

> I have now downloaded and installed the 'current trial version of
> PKZip and activated it. The download says "PKZip for Windows
> 14.40.0028" and the only PK--- program I can find under Program Files
> (X86) is PKTray.exe and pkss.dll. None of those are found in the
> ARCHIVER.BB2 and trying Ctl-F5 on a group of tagged files with PKZip2.5
> gives "Program not found".
> (1) Is there something for the current PKZip?
> (2) Or do I need a different version of PKZIP?
> (3) Or must I choose a different archiver?
> (4) If I go with 7Zip, which of the *SIX!* entries in ARCHIVER.BB2 do I
> use?
> (5) And if I go with 7Zip, which version do I download?
>
> Five separate questions here. Thanks for MUCH-needed help.


I can't help you with question 1, 2 and 3.

4. The are one single entry to add to ARCHIVER.BB2, the first in my post.

Other scripts are optional F9 menu items, that are often are faster than Ctrl-F5, but if your are not F9 menu oriented, please ignore.

6. You can download the latest 7z v19. I presume you run x64. So it would be 7z1900-x64.exe. Inside (after installing or unpacking the exe with archiver, whatever you find easier), you'll find these two files.

7z.dll
7z.exe

Just put them in your path, preferably your ZTree dir or ZTTools path.

7z.exe can zip/unzip as much as any other zip utilities but many options. And of course, it also 7z-archive ;-) Since it's console-based, there are no dependency and it's free.


Laurent Duchastel

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