How to Zip a file

  Graham ® 19:02 08 Jul 2004

I sent an email with an .exe extension attachment, but it was blocked by the recipients Outlook. So I put it in a folder, and compressed the contents. Still blocked!

I sent it to myself, it arrived as an .exe, not zipped.

  SirGalahad2004 19:10 08 Jul 2004

download winzip click here

  QuickHare 19:11 08 Jul 2004

A compressed folder is treated as a normal folder in Windows XP. What you need is a program such as WinZip, or create a blank file and give it a .zip ending. That way, Windows will treat it as a Zip folder rather than a NTFS compressed folder.

Hope this makes sense.

  VoG II 19:11 08 Jul 2004

Now that IS weird.

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  QuickHare 19:13 08 Jul 2004

Outlook 6.0 has an option to block all insecure files (.EXE, .COM, .SCR, etc). Look in the options, under the Security tab to find the option.

  Graham ® 19:47 08 Jul 2004

Thanks all, downloaded Winzip and solved the problem. I'm sure I've used this program before, I recognize the logo. It says 'evaluation copy', does this mean it will expire?

  VoG II 19:47 08 Jul 2004

30 days free trial I believe.

  Graham ® 19:51 08 Jul 2004

Thanks, resolved.

  Pesala 20:01 08 Jul 2004

IZarc is free click here and has a very similar interface to Winzip or Powerarchiver

If tight compression is a priority try 7-zip click here also free to get a worthwhile reduction in archive size for most file types.

  Graham ® 20:09 08 Jul 2004

Thanks, IZarc now downloading for future use.

  Graham ® 20:10 08 Jul 2004

Thanks, IZarc now downloading for future use.

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