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I know that many of you may be wondering how to get a document, audio file, or ebook made into a zip file so you can upload it to your site and be able to let your members download.
Here is a simple free program that will do just that!
Zip7 HERE – this program is free and you do not need a registration key.
7 Zip works with Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista
You can go to the site, click to download the program. It only takes a minute to download.
I saved the 32 bit exe file for Windows to my desktop, opened and installed.
How to zip a file.
Now when I have an ebook, audio file, or program that I want Zipped, I find the file,
Right click and when the pop up box opens I mouse to 7-Zip,
from there I Choose Add to “document name.zip”.
This works the same if you have a file on your desktop or in your documents.
Now your file is ready for upload to your site.
Yeah, takes 5 minutes and you have a great way to give a file or ebook to anyone you would like.
Many sites give away these things as an incentive for registering for their email list, posting on their blog, or just because they feel like it.
And yes, many times these files are items that a site may be selling.
I know there are other programs that also do this, 7-Zip just happens to be the one I use.
You can see on the site that 7 Zip does more than just zip up files. It also has a list of the type of files it deals with.
I had someone ask about this earlier and wanted to put up the instructions for others also.
Now happy zipping and giving!