'Compressed (zip) Folder' Doesnt Work - How Do I Fix it?

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    'Compressed (zip) Folder' Doesnt Work - How Do I Fix it?


    When I try to compress a folder by right clicking and choosing, Send To > Compressed (zip) folder, it doesnt work. Nothing happens. How do I fix it?
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    yahanna said:
    When I try to compress a folder by right clicking and choosing, Send To > Compressed (zip) folder, it doesnt work. Nothing happens. How do I fix it?
    It happens quickly, it seems, with no real indication of progress. I just did a small one. It first created it at the very bottom of my list, and put the mouse cursor in the name box waiting for me to either type a new name, or accept the name there. Yours may be there, but off the page. It gives no indication it's doing something or has finished.

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    Never tried to do it before, but appears to work for me.
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    f14tomcat said:
    It happens quickly, it seems, with no real indication of progress. I just did a small one. It first created it at the very bottom of my list, and put the mouse cursor in the name box waiting for me to either type a new name, or accept the name there. Yours may be there, but off the page. It gives no indication it's doing something or has finished.
    Let me tell you what happens. After I extract a file it becomes a folder, naturally. Then when I want to compress it back to a zip, nothing happens. What do you suggest?
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  5. RingTailCoon's Avatar
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    Installing winzip or winrar. Easy!
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  6. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
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    Or free 7-zip.
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  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    yahanna said:
    Let me tell you what happens. After I extract a file it becomes a folder, naturally. Then when I want to compress it back to a zip, nothing happens. What do you suggest?
    Without knowing more specifics on the files/folders in question, I can only speak generally. It sounds like you are extracting, working on the files (changing/adding/deleting/other), then wanting to re-compress (Zip again) back into the original Zip file. There should be a message asking you to confirm over-write or something to that effect. Are you seeing anything like that?

    (temporarily, set aside the suggestions for 7-Zip, Winrar, etc. I prefer 7-Zip myself, but don't want to cloud or divert the issue right now)
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