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and yes I know w7 is unsupported. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.



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I think you need to save the attachment as a separate file and use unzip to extract everything.

I think my file manager in W7 can actually unzip files on its own
 
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Save to downloads or anywhere then right click "extract here"
 
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Correct. W7 has native support of compressed files.
But think of an attachment as something in a bag within the email file. must save it first outside that bag in order to be able to handle it properly.

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Originally posted by eyrich:
I prefer 7zip
https://www.7-zip.org/


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Originally posted by eyrich:
I prefer 7zip
https://www.7-zip.org/


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Another vote for 7zip
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Save it to your local drive and then just double click it and it'll open. W7 has a native unzipper.



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Dude,

Be careful the file is not a virus that is zipped to hide it's identity and payload. Once you get the file saved to a location, move it to a separate machine with anti-virus software and run it there.

This was SOP when I worked for Ontrack Data.

Can't be to careful.

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