Re: [NH] C:\WINDOWS\JAVA\Packages\
I was really glad this particular subject came up. Just last week I
downloaded the Java compiler, have not decompressed it yet, and then I saw
these zip and data files. This caused me to wonder if somehow the compiler
had been loaded at some other time and partially uninstalled, or whatever.
Now I know what they are for.
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elink.net> Subject: Re: [NH] C:\WINDOWS\JAVA\Packages\
> Emmett and Jody,
> I have similarly named zips and data files. Question number 1, why are
> they named differently? Question 2, does IE have some sort of zip file
> interpreter, or maybe this could be better asked, why do the zips stay in
> zip format?
> Wayland Fowler
I'll jump in here. Many programs are written with the capability
of decompressing a data, or executable, file on the fly.
Decompression is done in RAM and only the needed file(s) are
decompressed so it is very quick. This is not unlike what MS
with DRVSPACE or DBLSPACE.
In the case of these particular Zips, look at the contents, if
they remained unzipped you would have several thousand more files
in the directory structure and since most of them are very small
files they would really eat up the cluster space on the hard
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