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How do I zip an excel file that is too large to email?

Customer Question

How do I zip an excel file that is too large to email?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  lifesaver_333 replied 2 years ago.

lifesaver_333 :

Hi,

lifesaver_333 :

Welcome to Justanswer

lifesaver_333 :

How large is the excel file ?

Customer :

51.6 MB

lifesaver_333 :

Ok..

lifesaver_333 :

then zipping or compressing also wont help.

lifesaver_333 :

Mail attachments will have to be within 10 mb limit.

lifesaver_333 :

There is another option however.

lifesaver_333 :

Use a file sharing site.

Customer :

So is there any solution? The file was sent to me as a zip file

lifesaver_333 :

yes visit www.wikisend.com or www.mediafire.com

lifesaver_333 :

Upload your excel file

lifesaver_333 :

You will get a secure download link

Customer :

what will those sites enable me to do?

Customer :

Are you asking me to upoad my file to you?

lifesaver_333 :

They will alllow you to upload files upto 200 mb

lifesaver_333 :

Once you upload you will get a secure download link

lifesaver_333 :

\Share it with the intended recipient.

Customer :

I am not sure what that means

lifesaver_333 :

it is a file sharing site..

lifesaver_333 :

Can you please visit http://www.wikisend.com/

lifesaver_333 :

Use it upload your excel file.

Customer :

what is a file ID?

lifesaver_333 :

It will give you a download link

lifesaver_333 :

every upload generates a unique file id

lifesaver_333 :

*an

Customer :

OK - I am on the site, but it asks for a a file ID - what is that and where do I find it?

lifesaver_333 :

First click on choose file

lifesaver_333 :

Select your excel sheet

lifesaver_333 :

Then click upload file

Customer :

It will not allow me to do anything until I enter a file ID. What is that and where do I find it?

lifesaver_333 :

Do you have the excel file on your desktop ?

Customer :

no - should I save it there? Do I just hit "save" and then desktop will come up as a location?

lifesaver_333 :

yes.

lifesaver_333 :

please save the excel file to desktop.

lifesaver_333 :

If it is not saving to desktop note where it is getting saved to and copy it to desktop

Customer :

When I go to save on my desktop it gives me all these "system folder" options about where to save. There is one with my name, one that says computer - any idea which I should select?

lifesaver_333 :

Just save it on a blank area in dsktop

lifesaver_333 :

i mean dont save it any system folde in desktop

lifesaver_333 :

Or you can choose computer->and choose a drive

lifesaver_333 :

your choice..just keep it a place which you can access and note down where you store.

Customer :

OK - it is saved to my desktop now. What next?

lifesaver_333 :

Now..as you are having trouble with wikisend

lifesaver_333 :

Don one thing

lifesaver_333 :

*do

lifesaver_333 :

Visit http://www.mediafire.com/

lifesaver_333 :

www.mediafire.com

lifesaver_333 :

Let me know when you are there

Customer :

OK - am there now

lifesaver_333 :

Ok.I think you dont have account..

lifesaver_333 :

Give me 1 minute please

lifesaver_333 :

Meanwhile please have a look at wikisend.com and see if you can upload

lifesaver_333 :

Full Size Image

lifesaver_333 :

See the screenshot

Customer :

I uploaded successfully on wikisend. Do I have to create an account to be able to get the file to the person I am trying to send it to?

lifesaver_333 :

No.

lifesaver_333 :

Thats great

lifesaver_333 :

After uplaod you must have got a link download page

lifesaver_333 :

Something like

  • File ID:
  • File size:
  • Time to live: 7 days
Download link:
Forum link:
lifesaver_333 :

Just copy the download link and give it to your intended recipient on email

lifesaver_333 :

Anybody who has this download link can download the excel file

Customer :

Shoot. I just registered and now my screen is frozen on a blan wikisend page. I guess I should just try it again?

Customer :

Blank I meant

lifesaver_333 :

Yes. please refresh again

lifesaver_333 :

No need to register or open an account(although its free :-P)

lifesaver_333 :

And try uploading again

lifesaver_333 :

Same applies to the person who will download your file..no need to register.. just the download link is important

Customer :

OK - am trying again now

lifesaver_333 :

ok

lifesaver_333 :

Done ?

lifesaver_333 :

Hi, did i loose you ?

Customer :

When it is almost finished it keeps crashing - saying it is under maintenance. Guess I should try mediasend or what is the other site?

lifesaver_333 :

Ok..

lifesaver_333 :

I will give you another uploading site

lifesaver_333 :

Try http://www.largefilesasap.com/

lifesaver_333 :

or http://uploading.com/

lifesaver_333 :

which ever you find easy

lifesaver_333 :

http://uploading.com/ is free

lifesaver_333 :

use it

lifesaver_333 :

Select the orange broswe files button n upload

Customer :

I uploaded and sent the link via email successfully! I won't know until the morning if he got it, but all looks good for now. Anything else I should be aware of? Thanks so much for your help.

lifesaver_333 :

No that should be all.

lifesaver_333 :

Have a good day

lifesaver_333 :

Regards.

lifesaver_333 :

p.s: please dont forget to rate the service

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