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    Default 10221 ZIP discrepancy

    In one zip file (confidential content, so I cannot disclose it) BC3 shows (root) files which Explorer and WinZip 9.0 do not. Any idea why? Thanks.

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    Obviously it's because BC is a better zip utility than both Explorer and WinZip. I don't know why you bother with anything else.

    I wrote a utility a while ago that takes an existing zip and creates a new one with the same headers but without any of the file contents. Could you send us a copy of the zip if you ran it through that?
    ZoŽ P Scooter Software

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    > Obviously it's because BC is a better zip utility than both Explorer and
    > WinZip. I don't know why you bother with anything else.

    You jest, but for me BC is indeed the perferred ZIP utility! I bothered with Winzip this time only to corroborate the BC3-displayed suspect content.

    > I wrote a utility a while ago that takes an existing zip and creates
    > a new one with the same headers but without any of the file contents.

    Good man!

    > Could you send us a copy of the zip if you ran it through that?

    Certainly. Thanks.

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    Ok, it's up at http://www.scootersoftware.com/files/ZipStripper.exe. No gui; it takes a single zip as a command line argument and creates a new one next to the existing one named <filename>.stripped.zip. Assuming it shows the same behavior email it to support and I'll take a look at it.
    ZoŽ P Scooter Software

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    > Assuming it shows the same behavior

    Different behaviour: http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5070/99674174.gif

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    Chris,

    What utility was used to create the zip file that you're having trouble with?
    Chris K Scooter Software

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    Sorry, I do not know and cannot guess. It was not created by me.

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