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Windows 7: Help with Sky Drive

17 Mar 2010   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

To "extract" a zip folder you would r, click it and select "extract all" and browse to where you want it to be extracted, you can "extract" a zip folder as many times as you care to.


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17 Mar 2010   #22
lsufrontier

Windows 7
 
 

Ok thanks for your help
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17 Mar 2010   #23
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lsufrontier View Post
Ok thanks for your help


You're welcome, my pleasure; you can make a zip of any file so you can experiment with it.
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17 Mar 2010   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is neither a zip drive nor a zip file - it is a zip folder. A zip folder is nothing but a suitcase or box with which you can send a number of files or folders, either upstream or attach to a mail. Think of it like a box that you mail to a relative containing all the Christmas presents rather than mailing each item individually.
Once you did a "send to Compressed (zipped) folder" as Bare Foot Kid has shown, you just drag all the other files/folders that you want to send into that zip folder. If you did another "send to...", you would get a new zip folder and each zip folder would only contain 1 item - and that is not what you want. For Skydrive, you want to fill it to up to 50MB to be most efficient.
The day you want to recover your files from Skydrive, you just download the zip folders and "extract all files" after you double clicked on the zip folder (see picture). Then you have your original files/folders back. Btw: you can put files AND folders into a zip folder and also mix them. As I said, a zip folder is just a box.

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17 Mar 2010   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello whs, thanks for the excellent explanation.
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17 Mar 2010   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello whs, thanks for the excellent explanation.
I had the feeling that the OP needed some additional "guidance" - LOL.
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17 Mar 2010   #27
lsufrontier

Windows 7
 
 

I created a zip folder and then just copied all the files I wanted into it
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17 Mar 2010   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lsufrontier View Post
I created a zip folder and then just copied all the files I wanted into it
How big did the zip folder get?
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17 Mar 2010   #29
lsufrontier

Windows 7
 
 

It was too big so I am going to have to make more than one file
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17 Mar 2010   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lsufrontier View Post
It was too big so I am going to have to make more than one file
I believe I said that 50MBs is the maximum - at least for skydrive.
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