unable to open compressed zip files


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Guest

Up until 1 week ago I was able to donwload and open compressed zip files. Now
when I receive a download it comes in looking different. It looks like a page
with the right hand corner turned down on it and in the middle it has a page
that has 6 icons in it. It is a very common icon that I see with lots of
files and it says:
Type: compressed (zip) folder
Date modified: eg. 5/6/2007 2.43pm
Size: 2.91MB
I can't do anything with this file. What is it and why has my laptop stopped
downloading files in the normal manner? All help appreciated
 
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G

Guest

Zip files really are'nt opened,the files get "Extracted".Try downloading the
file,R.click on it,select,extract......
 
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G

Guest

Thank you for your reply Andrew. I would do that if when I right clicked I
was given the option to extract but it isn't in the selection. I downloaded
winzip to see if that would help but I haven't been able to do anything with
that either. It is something that has just happened and I wonder if I am to
blame, as I purged some files that were meant to be duplicate files and since
then I have had problems. I also have been using a download manager to see if
it can download properly for me but they come in the same way. I did however
download a game from a site the other day and it downloaded and ran as normal
for me. Anymore suggestions would be appreciated though.
Cheers Viv
 

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