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Help with ZIP, please.

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:44 pm

I've been asked to zip some (long-ish) files together to send to someone and I know I did this once a looong time ago with a previous PC.

But I don't seem to have anything on this laptop that would enable me to do this and no one around that can help me, so ......

Do I have to buy a program; or download one?

If so, which and how?

And then, is it straightforward ?

Thank you. :D
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Postby CBBB » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:26 pm

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Postby miltiades » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:18 pm

Unzipping is my speciality :lol: :lol:
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Postby Get Real! » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:28 pm

miltiades wrote:Unzipping is my speciality :lol: :lol:

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Re: Help with ZIP, please.

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:54 pm




Hi, thanks for that. It doesn't say what the maximum size of your documents can be for this to work effectively. It suggests using a dedicated program if they are large, but it doesn't say what is large. Do you happen to know?
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Postby CBBB » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:01 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:



Hi, thanks for that. It doesn't say what the maximum size of your documents can be for this to work effectively. It suggests using a dedicated program if they are large, but it doesn't say what is large. Do you happen to know?


Normally after ZIPping you need a file under 20 megabytes, more than that will probably be rejected.
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Postby yialousa1971 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:36 pm



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Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:49 pm

CBBB wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:



Hi, thanks for that. It doesn't say what the maximum size of your documents can be for this to work effectively. It suggests using a dedicated program if they are large, but it doesn't say what is large. Do you happen to know?


Normally after ZIPping you need a file under 20 megabytes, more than that will probably be rejected.


That's great. I should be OK with that. Thanks :)
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Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:52 pm

yialousa1971 wrote:

:)


Many thanks - I didn't even think about checking youtube.

I've just tried it out with files in "My Documents" rather than on desktop and it was really easy. Only problem is that I get a message when I try to open the zipped folder saying I have 40 days free trial and then I have to buy WinRar. Hmm. Weird. I've had this laptop a few years now.
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