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conifir

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« on: August 05, 2011, 04:20:51 AM »
being a newbie here....
i down loaded a file for "Canada Topo Map"...
it came as a "Zip File"
my question ...
what program would i use to open a "zip file"?

Boyd

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Re: zip file program
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 04:42:36 AM »
No new program should be required. On Windows, right-click the file and choose "extract all". On the Mac, just double-click the file. Or if you like you could download 7-zip which is a free open source program with even more capabilities. http://www.7-zip.org/

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011, 10:35:34 AM »
the topo canada map i thought i down loaded....
keeps telling me it is "invalided" ...
it is a "compressed zip file"...
for the life of me my 64 bit windows 7 computer will not allow to open the zip file  to transfer to my gps...
any ideas???

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Re: zip files
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 10:50:44 AM »
Please post the link you are downloading from.  The only Canada Topo I can see at GPSfiledepot is hosted from another site.

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Re: zip files
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 11:13:52 AM »
the topo canada map i thought i down loaded....
keeps telling me it is "invalided" ...
it is a "compressed zip file"...
for the life of me my 64 bit windows 7 computer will not allow to open the zip file  to transfer to my gps...
any ideas???
Use 7-zip to unzip it, if that doesn't work you have a bad download and should re-download

 

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