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Windows 7: zip file problems

31 Dec 2014   #1
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 
zip file problems

I download information I got from email that I know from someone. When I open the zip files in every browsers it takes me to yahoo search. I need to forward a zip file to a friend.


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31 Dec 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

You don't need to open a .zip compressed file in a browser, just use your E-Mail application to create a message then Attach the .zip file to it and Send. Saving the .zip file to your computer then double-clicking it will open Windows Explorer or a compress/decompress program such as 7-Zip, Zipeg or WinZip to view or extract the contents.
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31 Dec 2014   #3
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
You don't need to open a .zip compressed file in a browser, just use your E-Mail application to create a message then Attach the .zip file to it and Send. Saving the .zip file to your computer then double-clicking it will open Windows Explorer or a compress/decompress program such as 7-Zip, Zipeg or WinZip to view or extract the contents.
I have file extension in my email I want to forward that information to someone. In order to that I have to download that zip file, I can't because it opens into yahoo search. It tells me to download to a browser. I don't know how to put in another file to open it though.
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31 Dec 2014   #4
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Usually it only takes a right-click of the file name and Save to a Folder on the HDD. Then when creating a message to whomever you can Attach that file to the message. The exact how-to will rely upon what you use to check your E-Mail, either online/Webmail in your Browser or an installed E-Mail Client such as Windows Live Mail, Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, IncrediMail, etc. If that doesn't work it could be your file associations have been corrupted by an infection such as a Virus, Malware, etc.
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31 Dec 2014   #5
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Usually it only takes a right-click of the file name and Save to a Folder on the HDD. Then when creating a message to whomever you can Attach that file to the message. The exact how-to will rely upon what you use to check your E-Mail, either online/Webmail in your Browser or an installed E-Mail Client such as Windows Live Mail, Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, IncrediMail, etc. If that doesn't work it could be your file associations have been corrupted by an infection such as a Virus, Malware, etc.
Ok when I right click on it it saves but still saves as browser office. I don't even have that in my computer.
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03 Jan 2015   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Zip file association

Hi. Try right clicking a file with the .zip extension then choose "Open With" and you should see Windows Explorer in the list along with any other program that you've installed that can open zipped files.
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Alternatively to permanently associate .zip files with a program - choose default program.
zip file problems-zipped-2.jpg
If you use the second method you should see the file icon change to a zipped folder icon.


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