Compressing folders or files into a ZIP showing empty for some people?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BGTHEMOGUL, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. BGTHEMOGUL macrumors 6502

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    When I have a folder on my desktop and I choose "compress" so it creates a ZIP file and I email it to people some are replying saying the folder is empty when they download and open it. When I download and open it I see the files in there. What is causing this?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What specific OS(s) are those people using and what exact OS do you use?
     
  3. BGTHEMOGUL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have Mac OS X 10.6.6 and I'm not sure what they have. I know one or two mentioned they were on a PC. A zip file should be a zip file though regardless of operating system I would think though. No?
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Did you open Mail and hunt in the menu item for Attachments and use that to select to always send Windows friendly attachments?
     
  5. BGTHEMOGUL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sending the emails through Mac Mail. I'm sending them through a third party email server. Why would that change anything though? The contents of a zip file should be the same regardless if opened on a PC or Mac. Am I wrong with this assumption? As long as the files inside the compressed zip file are compatible on both machines and operating systems.
     

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