Unzipping a file


G

Guest

I have a few files I just downloaded that are zipped. I tried to unzip but
got the message that the files were blocked. I right clicked and went under
Properties where I clicked Unblock. I am still unable to unzip...any
suggestions?
 
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S

Squire

On the Start - Run line,
type the file name and zip extension,
It should open up the explorer page for expanding the file.
 
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R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

After clicking "Unblock", click Apply, OK. If that does not help, read
below:

Move the file to a FAT32 partition (if available), and then move it back to
the original location. This resets the zone information (NTFS streams) for
that file.

Other options:

1. If the file is available for download, use a third-party browser or
download manager to download the file.

2. Use WinZip or any other 3rd party zip handler to open/extract the files
in the archive.

3. Use the "streams" utility (from www.sysinternals.com) to clear the zone
information for that file. Thanks to Torgeir Bakken for this tip.

4. Enable the "Do no preserve zone information in file attachments"
Attachment Manager Policy settings using Group Policy Editor (for Windows XP
Professional). This step, however, is *not recommended*, and may leave your
PC insecure.

More information about this Policy setting:

<Q>
This policy setting allows you to manage whether Windows marks file
attachments with information about their zone of origin (i.e. restricted,
Internet, intranet, local). This requires NTFS in order to function
correctly, and will fail without notice on FAT32. By not preserving the zone
information Windows cannot make proper risk assessments.

If you enable this policy setting Windows does not mark file attachments
with their zone information.

If you disable this policy setting Windows marks file attachments with their
zone information.

If you do not configure this policy setting Windows marks file attachments
with their zone information.

</Q>



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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


I have a few files I just downloaded that are zipped. I tried to unzip but
got the message that the files were blocked. I right clicked and went under
Properties where I clicked Unblock. I am still unable to unzip...any
suggestions?
 

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