Choosing your Default application to Open Zip files

Today when you look at some of the different applications that are available for creating zip files, you sure can be spoilt for choice. From the old favorite WinZip to the open source 7zip and host of others thrown in the lot, you may at times have multiple programs present in your system to open a zip file. So at times your .zip file extension may have got associated with a specific application and from then onwards when you click on any zip file, the same application opens up as default. Now...

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Dealing with a No Disk error while working with Zip files

Like everything in this planet even computers too have their fair share of quirks which are typically expressed through strange errors messages. Most of us can recount of situations when your machine suddenly behaves strangely and after you reboot it, the PC goes back to working as normal.  Of the several quirks that I have experienced while working on my PC, one of the most bizarre one involved receiving a No Disk error while opening a zip archive file using WinZip. I was simply bewildered by...

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How to use Encryption to protect the content of your zip files

If we even give a cursory look at the news headlines splashing across the newspapers, we would come across high profile incidents of data breach, hacking and spying on computer data every other month. From large companies to even ordinary citizens have become victims of hacking aimed at accessing confidential information and these attacks are today carried out by both state and not state actors. In such a scenario it becomes extremely important for us to securely protect our data through...

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