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unzip help

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I have only unzipped 1 or 2 things within the past 20 years or so.
Is there a place, or can someone give me step by step directions.
I got as far a seeing it in my unzip program, and im just having no luck figuring this out.

Please help me,
Thanks

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Re: unzip help

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I guess is depends on your OS or what program you're using. For windows XP and later (I think) you can just right click on zip file and select extract all, in windows explorer. It usually defaults to the name of the file and creates a folder with that name.

Token tool doesn't have an "exe" file, but a "jar" file which you can just double click to run if you have java installed.

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Re: unzip help

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I have windows 7.

when I open the zip I see 2 things;
a folder that says lib
and a internet exe icon that says tokentool


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Re: unzip help

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Ok did that and it put the lib and token tool internet explorer icon on the desk top...

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Not sure what to do next...
When I click on the token internet icon it's asks what I want to do with this file... Open? Or save?

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Re: unzip help

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And when I click on the lib folder I see
3 icons

Aberille 2.0
Rap lib 1.0b87
Tinylaf

Not sure what to do with any of these...
I subscribed to post so I should reply ASAP. :cry:

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lib is a subfolder of the tokentool directory. There should be a file named tokentool-1.0.b28.jar. That is the file you want to run.

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Re: unzip help

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Figured it out...
the JAVA security was to high...
when I lowered it all works.

Thanks for your time.

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Re: unzip help

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Well,
Its been 4 years and Im back.
Im sad to say my unzipping has not improved with age.

I have a new computer, and after downloading Token Tool, Im unsure how to unzip the file and get this installed correctly.
Please give me a walk through.

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Re: unzip help

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I know the above directions look good, but im having issues getting there...

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Firehand wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:49 pm
Well,
Its been 4 years and Im back.
Im sad to say my unzipping has not improved with age.

I have a new computer, and after downloading Token Tool, Im unsure how to unzip the file and get this installed correctly.
Please give me a walk through.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... -zip-files

Here is a video showing a couple methods, too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L6qtSyW94E
Last edited by Full Bleed on Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:07 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: unzip help

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So drag the jar file to the desktop for example?

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Re: unzip help

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Firehand wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:57 pm
So drag the jar file to the desktop for example?
You could take 1 file out that way, but that's not how to "extract" everything from the zip file. You want to take everything out.

Think of a zipped file as being a box that contains a bunch of papers, files of paper, and knick-knacks. If you want to access that stuff, you have to first take it out of the box. That is what "extracting" files from a zip file is. You're taking everything out of the box (the zip) and placing it somewhere that you and your computer can more easily access all of the individual pieces. The confusing thing for people is that since they can "look inside the box" (i.e. see what inside the zip), they don't fully understand that they have to take everything out before they (and their computer) can properly interact with the individual pieces.

Watch the video above and extract everything from the zip file. Once you have a folder separate from the zip file, you can delete the zip file.
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Re: unzip help

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When I selected the zip file the extract all does not become selectable.

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