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    Question Zipping files

    Is there a way to zip files without making them go to Evolution Email. I actually don't have Evolution Email installed so Ubuntu won't allow me to zip files.

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    Re: Zipping files

    In Nautilus (your file explorer), select the files you wish to compress, right-click and select "Create archive".
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    Re: Zipping files

    they get put in tar.gz format by default and get put in the /home/username directory by default...
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    Re: Zipping files

    Selecting ".zip" and changing the location will probably help
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    Cool Re: Zipping files

    If it's on the Desktop, just right click, Create Archive, select destination and file type (.tar.gz, .jar, etc.)
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    Re: Zipping files

    Is there a way to zip / rar files with a password so you have to use it to see / extract the files ?

    I've used to do it with winzip and winrar, but I've not understood how it works on Ubuntu. I was able to extract this files but not make them.

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    Re: Zipping files

    Start file-roller (the Gnome default archiving application), create a new archive, Edit > Password.

    Alternatively, use zip from the command line with the -e (as Encrypt) argument.
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    Re: Zipping files

    Ah yes, found it. Man, I feel like an idiot, but then again...I've never used ubuntu before. Thanks guys.

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    Re: Zipping files

    Sorry for the double post.

    So I zipped a folder and I checked the size and it was the same amount of MBs....

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    Re: Zipping files

    Quote Originally Posted by Polish Rifle View Post
    So I zipped a folder and I checked the size and it was the same amount of MBs....
    What kind of files were in the folder? Some files - multimedia in particular - are already compressed (JPEG, JPG, MPEG, MP3, etc) and won't compress much further.
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