Re: Compress Zip Folder Error Message


Mike B
 


Hi Sam,
 
Yes, when I checked this morning I had a feeling the, Temp folder, you had mentioned was the folder you were possibly referring to, so I checked it's file path:  C:\Windows \ temp
Thanks for verifying.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----
From: Sam Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Compress Zip Folder Error Message

Hi Mike,

In case you're interested, typing temp in the run box resolves to c:\windows\temp

whereas typing %temp% resolves to C:\users\YourUserName\appdata\local\temp

This explains the different files you are seeing in these two locations.


On 16/07/2020 9:39 am, Mike B wrote:

Hi Sam,
 
I've tried in both, %temp%, and if I type just, temp, into the Run dialogue the Temp folder shows up with totally different entries than the, %temp%, folder.  In both of these in properties / Security, the Users are set to, Allow, for full control and modify .  Since nothing else is going wonky I'll just use 7Zip and quit screwing around with it.  Thank you very much for all your help and input.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sam Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Compress Zip Folder Error Message

Mike,

the C:\temp was just an example. I wasn't suggesting that you actually had this folder on your system.

However, the compressed zip folders program does use your Windows Temp folder, so, if you have altered permissions for this folder, it's not going to work. Maybe try this:

1. Open File Explorer
2. Type %temp% in the address bar
3. Right click or press shift f10 and choose proprerties.

4. Go to the security tab
5. Click "Edit"
6. If "Users" is not listed, add them
7. Set "Users" to have "Modify" rights
8. Click OK


On 15/07/2020 10:53 pm, Mike B wrote:


Zipping from, C:\temp, if I type that into the Run dialogue I get a message saying.,
Windows cannot find ’C:\temp’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.
 
I've tried zipping from many different places on the C / operating system drive and everytime getting the same error message as originally posted.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sam Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Compress Zip Folder Error Message

I'm also still unclear as to whether Mike can zip a file from, say, c:\temp, but not c:\.


On 15/07/2020 9:25 pm, Gene wrote:
I don't think this is a permission problem.  You said in a later message that you can compress files using 7zip.  The same permission problem should have forbidden it.

Also, if you can still add and delete files, I see no permission problem with compressing them.  And when you compress a file, you aren't changing the original.  It makes no sense that you can work with files in general but that the compression of a file would present a permission problem.

This is an example of being skeptical if something doesn't make logical sense. Don't assume that a computer is smarter than you are.  If something contradicts itself, skepticism is in order.  I don't know what the problem is but I wonder if there is something corrupted in the zip utility itself.

Why do you want to reinstall Windows?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Smiling?
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:04 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Compress Zip Folder Error Message



Maybe System Restore?





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 18:20
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Compress Zip Folder Error Message







Hi All,







On my Windows 7 Pro system I started getting the following message whenever I try to compress a file with the Windows default compression tool from the context menu.







Compressed (zipped) Folders Error
Unable to complete the operation.
Access is denied.







Can someone tell me how to fix this problem, please?!  I've searched for a solution, but I don't understand exactly what to do with the steps I've found for changing permissions in the Security tab of the file I'm attempting to compress.  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.








Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.










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