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#1 zippy88


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Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:49 PM

I have windoow XP2
I read the instructions on beepingcomputer.com about how to "create a zip folder. I then followed the direction and made an emty .zip folder.
The instruction thenn say to go to the file (in my case it's a >JPG that I am trying to make into a .zip...
and drag the .JPG to the newly created .zip folder.
It says ...then m jpg will be a .zip.
I dragged the .jpg (which was 202KB and pasted into the .ZIP folder.
It is now 172KB...but the file txtention still reads .jpg....
according to the instruction (om beepping computer ) the file ext of a compressed zip file should be .zip

So how do I know it's a zip file? or maybe it isn't a zip file.
I am trying to take a .jpg of my property tax bil ...which I scanned into my compuuter as a jpg...and ,ake it a .zip..so that I can send it along with my income taxes when I e-file.

Mod Edit: Moved to the proper forum. ~tg

Edited by tg1911, 15 January 2008 - 04:56 PM.

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#2 zippy88

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 06:31 PM

I THINK I may have figured out the answer to my own question. When I send this jpg (as described in my above post)...I need to attach the entire .zip file folder...
then the folder goes where I send it...
And the receipient will receive the .zip folder...and he opens that.(by extracting it.
so I don't send a .jpg attachment...but I send the .jpg IN a .zip folder. is that correct?
I tried sending the .zip file from my regular e-mail to my hotmail account.
It arrived at hotmail as a folder...which then would open to show the jpg. And I suppose if it was at someone else's computer...it would need to be extracted...CORRECT?

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 06:38 PM

I could be wrong, but I think it's a little more involved for .jpegs.

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#4 Keithuk


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Posted 15 January 2008 - 08:07 AM

Welcome to BP zippy

With a name like that I would have thought you now how to make zip files. :thumbsup:

Anyway the easiest way for make a zip file is to open Explorer. Make a new folder called what ever name you want for you zip file e.g. Pictures.

Copy all the files you want to add to your zip file into this new folder. If you want different categories then just make a new sub folder inside the original and put your files in there.

Then when its all done just right-click on the new folder name and select Add to foldername.zip. If you want to add more files to this zip just open it and click the Add button. Find the additional files which you can use multi-select using the Ctrl key whilst clicking on the files.

I have windoow XP2

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