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    zip utility in WinME

    Daughter's computer (WinME) has the compressed folders option checked (zip)...but it doesn't work at all <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>.
    I need to know how to fix this so that it can be functional. Where do I go - maybe it is corrupt???
    Really need help on this please.
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    TIA

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    Re: zip utility in WinME

    What is not working?

    Do any of these help or apply?:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-GB;q258575&GSSNB=1>Uninstalling WinZip Removes Compressed Folders Functionality in Windows Millennium Edition (Q258575)</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-GB;q259177&GSSNB=1>Description of Zip (.zip) Files (Q259177)</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-GB;q272996&GSSNB=1>Description of Compressed Folders and Files With .Zip File Extensions in Windows Millennium Edition (Q272996)</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-GB;q268859&GSSNB=1>Files with .Zip Extensions Do Not Open Automatically in Windows Me (Q268859)</A>

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    Re: zip utility in WinME

    The zip function located in the 2nd tab of Add/Remove (components in the System Utilities).
    I found what to do - uncheck it, reboot, then re-check it, reboot.
    Don't know if it works yet...am trying to d/l Ad-aware, but the site I went to earlier, the basic v5.62 gives me an error re bad install media or a corrupt file. Can't get to the zip plug-in until the basic program is installed first <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>

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    Re: zip utility in WinME

    have you tried opening any other ZIP files? Sometimes, downloading them corrupts the checksum and you get the error you mentioned. I've also had the problem consistently from a single site, and when I download a file from a mirror it works just fine.

    I've uploaded a test zip file to this post - try downloading it and opening it to see if your ZIP functionality works.
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    Re: zip utility in WinME

    got it all fixed. thanks anyway.

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