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What program do you use to open downloaded files that use an icon of a peice of paper with the microsoft windows symbol on the front of it. It usually appears on desktop after a file has been downloaded, please help!!!

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I think that the Icon your talking about is the deafult Icon that windows uses to tag an Unknown file, That's you dont have the required application to open that file.Almost 100% of the compressed files on the internet are .zip files which can be opened with the famous winzip utility, that's available on the internet for free at http://www.winzip.com/grab it and install it, if you already done so, check the extension, ( the last three letters after the dot ) of the file in mention and post it.the other problems usually ocurrs when the win zip application have not been corrrectly installed or is corrupted, please check for that and reinstall it.Hope this helps!

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You would be better served by turning on "details" in your windows folders so that the extension (the three characters after file name) show. That is the best indicator of what program opens what. There are so many icons that do the same thing - many are propriatory icons of a particular program.

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www.winzip.com, www.pkware.com, www.winace.comTake your pick, they all work nicely ... I prefer winace as it supports more formats and I always like the underdog :-lolOnce you install one of the above, the picture (icon) should change to reflect the fact that this new program is being used to deal with that file type.It is also possible that Microsoft's Plus pack was in use, which has limited abilities to deal with certain compression types (looks like a file cabinet).The reason it looks like a piece of paper is that there is no application registered to know that extension (the 3 characters in the filename following the .)Depending on your configuration of Windows, odds are these .xxx extensions are being hidden from you. If you right click on the item, and select properties, you'll get the full name. Post the full name and we can tell you exactly what you need to deal with it.Ray

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