Opening Zip Archive files
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Jennifer Baker  Identity Verified
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Oct 3, 2006

Hi all,
I'm using Windows XP Pro and Zone Alarm Security Suite

Lately I've had trouble with clients sending me Zip Archive files (.zm9) which my computer refuses to open due to securtiy issues. Anyone else having this problem? Are these files safe?
Many thanks,

Jennifer


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Renamed file extension Oct 3, 2006

Zone Alarm Mailsafe renames the extension "ZIP" to "ZM9".

http://filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=ZM9

If I understand correctly, save the file to your computer, rename the extension to ZIP and then you should be able to open (unzip) the file.

HTH
Pawel Skalinski

[Edited at 2006-10-03 09:36]


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Depends on the content Oct 3, 2006

Are these files safe?


Zip files are on their own safe because they're just kind of envelopes to other files. Thus, potentially unsafe is viewing files in zip's and especially launching any .exe or .com files. So, if your clients are ones you can trust, well, open/unarchive the contents but make sure your antivirus program is on. By the way, if you use 7-zip (http://www.7-zip.org) or the internal archiver of Total Commander, you don't have to rename the files: both those utilities don't care about extensions.

[Редактировалось 2006-10-03 09:45]


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Jennifer Baker  Identity Verified
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THANK YOU! Oct 3, 2006

That worked perfectly!
Jennifer


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