can not open downloaded Zip files


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kbgrunt

I have 2 PCs, both Win XP Pro SP3, one has IE7 the other IE8. I attempt to
download a call detail file from our telephone company's billing site; a
window flashes but then closes; If i search thru \documents and
settiings\username\local setting\ i find the zip files under Temp Internet
folder. When i try to open i get a message saying windows is protecting my
computer and will not open file. I have gone to Folder Options - FIle
types, found .zip and under Advanced checked 'confirm open after download'.
Any ideas? Is there a IE setting that i need to set / remove?

Thanks for your responses
 
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Mike S

I have 2 PCs, both Win XP Pro SP3, one has IE7 the other IE8. I attempt to
download a call detail file from our telephone company's billing site; a
window flashes but then closes; If i search thru \documents and
settiings\username\local setting\ i find the zip files under Temp Internet
folder. When i try to open i get a message saying windows is protecting my
computer and will not open file. I have gone to Folder Options - FIle
types, found .zip and under Advanced checked 'confirm open after download'.
Any ideas? Is there a IE setting that i need to set / remove?

Thanks for your responses

This isn't exactly what you asked for, but if you'd consider a free
archiving program that handles zip as well as dozens of other
compressions schemes, and integrates with Windows File Explorer so you
can right click on zip files and have lots of options, I like IZArc a lot.

http://www.izarc.org/

Also I would consider setting up IE so it asks you where to download the
files to every time. I use a c:\downloads folder so I don't have to find
the temp folder locations as you described, to save a little time.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/177976

Mike
 
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Jim

I have 2 PCs, both Win XP Pro SP3, one has IE7 the other IE8. I attempt to
download a call detail file from our telephone company's billing site; a
window flashes but then closes; If i search thru \documents and
settiings\username\local setting\ i find the zip files under Temp Internet
folder. When i try to open i get a message saying windows is protecting my
computer and will not open file. I have gone to Folder Options - FIle
types, found .zip and under Advanced checked 'confirm open after download'.
Any ideas? Is there a IE setting that i need to set / remove?

Thanks for your responses
Are you using zip file software ?
 

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