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amenu
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where do I get plugins

#1 Post by amenu » 09.01.2017, 05:50

The FC web page says there are plugins for archive files like RAR, 7z etc. I would like to be able to open .gz files. Where do I get the plugin to do that?

Timon
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Re: where do I get plugins

#2 Post by Timon » 09.01.2017, 06:37

I would like to be able to open .gz files. Where do I get the plugin to do that?
You can get it here viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6924&start=15#p24377
How to configure plugin viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5142

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Re: where do I get plugins

#3 Post by amenu » 09.01.2017, 08:38

Hello Timon,

I tried to follow the directions I found on the links you gave for setting up the archive plugins. Much of the discussion there was too technical for me to understand. But my set-up does not seem to be working. For example, I am unable to pack or unpack .gz files.

Here are the settings I have entered:

Title: TotalZip
Extensions: 7z.zip.xz.bzip2.gzip.tar.wim
Plugin File: C:\Program Files\FreeCommander XE\wcx\Total7zip.wcx
Options: 735

I did not put in a file for the self-extraction stub. I am using a Thinkpad 450 laptop 64 bit Windows 7.

Here's some more information. When I chose a file "readme.txt" to pack, and clicked on "Configure" I got the error message that FC could not open the plugin: C:\Program Files\FreeCommander XE\wcx\Total7zip.wcx .

I would appreciate any help but keep it simple because my knowledge of computers is very ordinary. Thanks!

-- Arthur

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Re: where do I get plugins

#4 Post by Timon » 09.01.2017, 10:21

I see that you use 64-bit Windows, but what vesion of FC XE do you use - 32-bit or 64-bit? If you use 32-bit version under 64-bit OS then correct path is C:\Program Files (x86). Where you unpacked plugin (is it really path C:\Program Files\FreeCommander XE\wcx without subfolder)? If you get error message that FC could not open the plugin: C:\Program Files\FreeCommander XE\wcx\Total7zip.wcx, then there is no such path at your PC!

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Re: where do I get plugins

#5 Post by amenu » 10.01.2017, 04:49

FC is listed on the Start menu as "FreeCommander (x64) - freeware file manager for Windows".

Here are the relevant directories:

C:\Program Files\FreeCommander XE\
fC_Info.dat
fc_ShortCuts_en.htm
FCIcons64.dll
FCSFXStub.exe
FCWinERedirect.exe
FreeCommander.exe
freeCommander.exe.manifest
FreeCommander.md5
FreeCommander.url
ReadMe_XE.txt
unins000.dat
unins000.exe
unrar64.dll

C:\Program Files\FreeCommander XE\wcx\
7z.dll
7z.sfx
7zG.exe
7-Zip History.txt
7-zip.chm
License.txt
pluginst.inf
readme.rtf
readme_ru.rtf
Total7zip.lng
total7zip.template.xml
Total7zip.wcx
Total7zip.wcx64

C:\Program Files\FreeCommander XE\wcx\64\
7z.dll
7z.sfx
7zG.exe

From all the above I infer that I have the 64 bit version of FC.
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Re: where do I get plugins

#6 Post by Timon » 10.01.2017, 06:30

Have you changed value 'alwaysWait7zip' as it is described in configure plugin post?

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Re: where do I get plugins

#7 Post by amenu » 10.01.2017, 08:07

I set alwaysWait7zip="1" as recommended. Problem remains.

This is what I see when I try to pack a file.

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This is what I see when I click on the "Configure" button.

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Re: where do I get plugins

#8 Post by Timon » 10.01.2017, 10:19

I don't use 64-bit version.
In my 32-bit version everything works well.
May by anybody, who had similar problems in 64-bit version would help you. In 'configure plugin post' mainly the same problem is described, and as I see, nobody wrote how to fix it...

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Re: where do I get plugins

#9 Post by joby_toss » 10.01.2017, 13:32

It works fine for me, so it must be a configuration issue...
Here's mine:
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Re: where do I get plugins

#10 Post by amenu » 11.01.2017, 02:26

I changed the path to the plugin to "C:\Program Files\FreeCommander XE\wcx\Total7zip.wcx64" and now it seems to work. I had used that path before and it did not work so I must have made some other change since then that made it work but I don't know what that change may have been. Thanks to everyone who helped me get this working!

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Re: where do I get plugins

#11 Post by BillyECarroll » 31.03.2021, 14:50

I have been facing the issue program can’t start because ZIP.DLL is missing from your computer.
any help.
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Re: where do I get plugins

#12 Post by Johnmendez » 02.04.2021, 12:12

BillyECarroll wrote: 31.03.2021, 14:50 I have been facing the issue program can’t start because ZIP.DLL is missing from your computer.
any help.
Are you looking to download ZIP.DLL or need a solution to fix the “ZIP.DLL is missing on your computer” error? Here you can find all the necessary information to resolve your issue and get rid of the frustrating ZIP.DLL error.
Last edited by Johnmendez on 03.04.2021, 11:56, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: where do I get plugins

#13 Post by horst.epp » 02.04.2021, 17:17

Johnmendez wrote: 02.04.2021, 12:12
BillyECarroll wrote: 31.03.2021, 14:50 I have been facing the issue program can’t start because 7-ZIP.DLL is missing from your computer.
any help.
To repair the 7-zip. DLL is missing error, put the file inside the application/game installation folder. Alternatively, you can place the 7-zip. DLL file within the Windows system directory.
Sorry but this is nonsense.
No one should put any 7zip files into the Windows system dir.
They have to be stored inside of the installed 7zip program or in your case inside of the Total7zip plugin dir.
Windows 10 Home x64 Version 2004 (OS Build 19042.906)
Everything Version 1.5.0.1252a (x64)
FreeCommander XE 2021 Build 845 64-bit donor

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