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Creating a file in WinZip
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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
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Jun 24, 2005

I have WinZip 8.1 but very rarely use it. Now I've got about 10 files that I'd like to send to a client but have forgotten how to create a Zip file and mail it. I right-clicked on one of the files and was offered a number of options: add to Zip file, etc. But I can find nothing on creating a new Zip file. Your help would be appreciated.
Kim


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xxxBrandis
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you should find the .zip file in the winzip.exe default location Jun 24, 2005

Which is to say, like any program winzip also stores the files in zipped format in a particular location. Ok do this. Mark all the 10 files and right klick, and you will see various options, under which also create an archive, here you must mention a particular name for the zipped files and a location c:\winzzip\somezip.zip or c:\myzip\klientzip.zip etc., Then you can see the zipped folder precisely in the same folder in which your files are located, ie., c:\klint´s_files\zips\kimzip.zip. I wish that were easier to explain. Good luck, Brandis - BTW the current archive can be found with the help of the search function in windows XP Start-> right-click->search->*.zip on c:\ or in a partition etc.,

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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
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Creating a file in WinZip Jun 24, 2005

Hi Brandis, thanks for your help. I guess I should have written that I needed instructions for idiots. Just now I marked the files by holding down the Ctrl key, then right-clicking to see WinZip and then selecting Zip and E-Mail Plus. That did the trick. Hope you have a nice weekend. Kim

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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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Create first a folder Jun 24, 2005

Kim Metzger wrote:

Hi Brandis, thanks for your help. I guess I should have written that I needed instructions for idiots. Just now I marked the files by holding down the Ctrl key, then right-clicking to see WinZip and then selecting Zip and E-Mail Plus. That did the trick. Hope you have a nice weekend. Kim


Put your files inside and zip this folder. It is better than 10 zipped files.


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Geneviève von Levetzow  Identity Verified
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UltimateZip Jun 24, 2005

Hallo Kim,

UltimateZip (Freeware) is really 'idiotensicher'. You need only to click on the document or the file and zip.

www.ultimatezip.com/download.htm - 14k

Geneviève:)


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xxxBrandis
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I am glad you could solve Jun 24, 2005

Kim Metzger wrote:

Hi Brandis, thanks for your help. I guess I should have written that I needed instructions for idiots. Just now I marked the files by holding down the Ctrl key, then right-clicking to see WinZip and then selecting Zip and E-Mail Plus. That did the trick. Hope you have a nice weekend. Kim
Kann nicht dafür, ich hatte 15 Jahre in Erwachsenenbildung doziert. schönes Wochenende ebenfalls. Brandis


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Can Altinbay  Identity Verified
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You're not the idiot Jun 25, 2005

Kim Metzger wrote:

Hi Brandis, thanks for your help. I guess I should have written that I needed instructions for idiots. Just now I marked the files by holding down the Ctrl key, then right-clicking to see WinZip and then selecting Zip and E-Mail Plus. That did the trick. Hope you have a nice weekend. Kim


They really blew it when they put those names on the menu items. I spent over a quarter century in computers and IT, so I usually go "damn the torpedoes", so I find what I want. Unless you're willing to do that, some of the user interface will frustrate you.

There really is no excuse for this sort of thing after all these years.


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Ken Cox  Identity Verified
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alternative with Windows XP Jun 25, 2005

If you're running XP, there's an even simpler alternative: put all the files in a folder, then right-click on the folder, select 'send to', and select 'compressed (zipped) folder'.
This works just as well on individual files: right click on the file, ...

[Edited at 2005-06-25 21:08]


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xxxBrandis
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you can also zip an ship Jun 26, 2005

yes, there is this option, just zip all files with a right-click and select send mail, it will land in a mail client as an attach.Rgds, Brandis

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