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Sending A Folder

by Ken Deyell / November 5, 2004 2:20 AM PST

There is possibly a very simple answer to this,but I am having trouble "emailing" a "folder" that contains a number of files.It seems I can only select an individual file and not the folder and it's complete contents.My OSW98SE mail service Hotmail or I could use Outlook Express.

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Re: Sending A Folder
by TONI H / November 5, 2004 4:17 AM PST
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Because folders are actually considered 'system files' by windows, you can't send them via email......however, you can open the folder, select ALL through the EDIT button at the top, then right click and ZIP all the files into one file and then send that file instead. Gotta have a zip and unzip program to do it, but very simple to get via http://www.downloads.com and search for free ones.

TONI

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Actually Toni, think you can just zip the folder..
by radean / November 5, 2004 4:53 AM PST
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Has always worked for me, although I haven't tried it since XP SP2 update.

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Re: Sending A Folder
by Ken Deyell / November 5, 2004 10:34 AM PST
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Thx. Toni.....I followed your instructions and it worked to a T . Ray's suggestion my be a bit of a shortcut,and I will give it a try at a later time. Thx.guys.

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Ray's tip
by TONI H / November 5, 2004 8:33 PM PST
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probably is a better shortcut to solve the problem....I've never even tried to zip a folder so didn't consider it to be a possibility, to be honest. I used to get real frustrated with trying to send a system file (any .sys type) via email just to find out that the file wouldn't work at the other end until I realized I could zip it up and send it that way. The reason they wouldn't go is because the file is a system file to windows and it protects itself very well. Had to change the attributes prior to sending it as .sys and remembering that each time was a PITA because then they would have to be changed back at the other end. Zipping was the answer for me, but folders being zipped didn't occur to me.

Thanks for that tip, Ray.......

TONI

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