Possible compatibility problem on compressed files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, May 12, 2011.

  1. hajime macrumors 68040

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    Hello. I have a folder with some files. I pressed the right mouse button to compress the folder into a smaller file. Then, I sent the file to several people through yahoo. Two of them mentioned that they could not open the file. I suppose that they are using Windows PCs. Is it due to compatibility problem? What could I do to resolve this issue? Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There should be no compatibility issues with a compressed file between Mac and Windows. It's just a normal .zip file, which is not OS-specific.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks. What could be possible sources of the problem?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Without knowing anything about their operating environment, it's tough to guess.
     
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the reply. I put all the files in a folder and then compressed the folder into a zip file. I resent the zip file but the other party told me that the files are stating that they are either not supported or damaged. When I sent the files individually without compression, they could open the files successfully.
     

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