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    Hi

    since W Vista I have been unblocking downloaded files, is it necessary to do this?

    I have tried both ways recently and cannot see any difference but perhaps I am
    missing something.

    Any ideas on this.

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    Daniel
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    Sounds like something to do with your AV?
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    Derek

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    When you unblock and expand a ZIP archive the expanded files retain their dates. If the ZIP archive is not unblocked the dates of the files are changed to today. This is using the built-in ZIP expansion of Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexhill View Post
    When you unblock and expand a ZIP archive the expanded files retain their dates. If the ZIP archive is not unblocked the dates of the files are changed to today. This is using the built-in ZIP expansion of Windows.
    I dont use the ZIP expansion of Windows

    Not only Zip files have this issue. Even PDF files downloaded from my scanner have it.
    see attached

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    Hi Daniel,
    Baldwin has already given you the reason!
    We all get it on different file types - when you've downloaded a file, check its Properties and click the 'Unblock' box, if required. Simples!!

    Cheers,
    Ged

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    Hi Ged

    it happens with every file I download, even music, "Simples" is a good description but
    unless I know the ramifications how can I decide?

    Cheers

    Daniel
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    Hi Derek

    I don't think that is the case here.

    It has happened since Vista with Defender, AVG, Kaspersky and PCMatic Supershield.

    I right click on a downloaded file select properties and the is a small square with Unblock bedside it.

    I select Unblock and it goes away.

    Cheers

    Daniel
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    That is the Microsoft nanny at work.
    Beer is not a matter of life or death, it is much more serious than that.

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