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Could anyone store some files for me for a couple of hours??

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Zephyrcat Sun 02-Jan-05 17:49:17

My cd writer is having a fit and I need to install windows2000 in a minute but i also need to keep a folder full of my sister's msn conversations!! Was wondering if anyone would mind me sending them to them then sending them back when i have 2000 installed??! TIA xx

Yorkiegirl Sun 02-Jan-05 17:50:10

Message withdrawn

Zephyrcat Sun 02-Jan-05 17:53:32


Zephyrcat Sun 02-Jan-05 18:20:29

If i had half a brain i could have realised that i could email them to myself and pick them up when i reinstall msn!!!
It's hard work being blonde sometimes!!!!
Can anyone tell me how to zip them up?

tamum Sun 02-Jan-05 18:28:11

I know you've solved the problem for now, but a useful service to remember is Yahoo Briefcase- if you have a yahoo account (free) you can sign up for the Briefcase service which allows you to store up to 30Mb of files online (protected). You can then pick them up from anywhere- it's quite useful for transferring files that are too big to email. HTH!

TheDragon Sun 02-Jan-05 18:28:35

Download WINZIP. Do a google search and you should find it.

Zephyrcat Sun 02-Jan-05 18:29:44

might have to loook at that - is it free and easy?? yorkiegirl is offline so i might try it on yahoo.....

tamum Sun 02-Jan-05 18:33:16

Yes, very free and easy- I can't link to it directly without logging out- give me a minute and I'll be back

tamum Sun 02-Jan-05 18:34:40

et voila !

Zephyrcat Sun 02-Jan-05 18:37:10

merci beucoup!! lol (or however you spell it!!)I'll probably get stuck and be back here calling you in a sec!!!

Zephyrcat Sun 02-Jan-05 18:41:03

ok, heres my problem. As they are msn conversations, theres actually about 350 files in 5 folders, but i cant save a folder, it will only let me savea file and I cant face doing them one by one!!! Is ther a way to save a whole folder?

TheDragon Sun 02-Jan-05 18:42:03

Zip the folders into one file

tamum Sun 02-Jan-05 18:44:17

I think soupy's right, zipping is the only way!

Zephyrcat Sun 02-Jan-05 18:44:53

how do i do it? I've got winzip but cant figure it out!!!

Zephyrcat Sun 02-Jan-05 18:57:05


TheDragon Sun 02-Jan-05 19:09:34

You open it, choose to create an archive and go from there I think.

tamum Sun 02-Jan-05 19:15:22

This may not be any good or relevant (I have very little experience of zipping) but if you right click on a folder one of the options is "send to" and then the top option is "Compressed (zipped) folder"- would that help?

TheDragon Sun 02-Jan-05 19:18:18

If you click on the folders and then click on "file" in the menu, there should be a winzip option. Click this and then "add to"

Zephyrcat Sun 02-Jan-05 19:21:35

right i think i've done it at last lol Thanks for your help!!!

TheDragon Sun 02-Jan-05 19:25:03

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