Personally, I always use the right-click>Send to compressed folder, that comes standard with Windows XP for zipping. No need to pay for WinRAR or any other shareware zip-program, if there's such a good way built in in what I have. But, indeed, XP doesn't handle rar-files.
I don't know Winrar, but most zip- and rar-programs I know of, insert themselves in the rigth-click menu in My Computer/Windows Explorer. Just select the gif-file and choose the right option.
If that doesn't work, run Winrar via Start>Programs and use the menu-options to select and zip your file. But I don't think that's necessary.
Hope this helps.
My computer has WinRAR and I know how to unzip a file with it but would like to be able to know how to zip a file.
I have a gif I want to send and know it doesn't have any virus but everytime I try to send it as an attachment in my MSN email I get the following message:
Access to the following potentially unsafe attachments has been blocked: DigitalHeart.gif.
I went through the help file but couldn't find anything that said how to make a zip file.
Would someone be able to tell me how to do this?
Please give step by step as I am not great with computers.
Thank you in advance for any help.