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File extension question (.zi file?)

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:43 am

hoping one of you computer nerds can help. a company i deal with cannot send/recieve .zip files because of security reasons and asked that we send .zi files instead.

any idea how to do this or what program to use? i dont see that option in Winzip and if i just try changing the extension of the .zip file to .zi i get a file named file.zi.zip and it's still a .zip file

any help would be appreciated
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Postby TheRock » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:52 am

I think .zi is sometimes used to circumvent anti-virus filters as you've described. If winzip doesn't know what to do with it you need to rename it to .zip. Because that isn't working, it sounds like you need to go under Windows explorer options and deselect "hide file extensions for known file types".
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Postby dream_017 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:58 am

Try renaming the file extension to .zi (with a letter space at the end)
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Postby Tavish » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:44 pm

TheRock wrote:Because that isn't working, it sounds like you need to go under Windows explorer options and deselect "hide file extensions for known file types".


Bingo ;-D

With that option enabled you can't directly change a known extension type.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:24 am

TheRock wrote:I think .zi is sometimes used to circumvent anti-virus filters as you've described. If winzip doesn't know what to do with it you need to rename it to .zip. Because that isn't working, it sounds like you need to go under Windows explorer options and deselect "hide file extensions for known file types".


thanks, that worked. ;-D
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