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  • Section: How To
  • Last updated: July 17, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

Compressed / Zip Archive

Zip Archives Created From AccountEdge Pro

In AccountEdge Pro, AccountEdge Network Edition and AccountEdge Basic, when you create a backup of a company file (File > Backup), the backup is saved in a compressed, zip format. When you Restore from a backup in AccountEdge (File > Restore), you are restoring from a compressed, zip format file. Compressed, zip files have a file extension of .zip.

Create a Zip Archive of a Company File (Compress a company file)

To create a Zip archive (not using AccountEdge):

Windows:

  1. Navigate to the folder where the file is located
  2. Right-click on the file
  3. Scroll to Send To > Compressed (zipped) Folder in the pop-up window
  4. This will create a zip archive (.zip) (a compressed archive) of the file in the same folder

Mac:

  1. Navigate to the folder where the file is located
  2. Right-click on the file, or hold the Control button on the keyboard and click one time on the file
  3. Select Compress or Create Archive in the pop-up window
  4. This will create a zip archive of the file in the same folder

Extract a Company File from a Zip Archive

To extract from a Zip archive (not using AccountEdge):

Windows:
Right-click and scroll to Extract All. A file or folder will be extracted. If a folder is extracted, the file(s) will be in the folder, otherwise the file will be extracted.

Mac:
Double-click on the zip archive. A file or folder will be extracted. If a folder is extracted, the file(s) will be in the folder, otherwise the file will be extracted.

Extract a Company File from a Stuffit (.sit) Archive

Since the Stuffit archive format is no longer supported in AccountEdge, you will need to download the free Stuffit Expander to extract files from Stuffit archives. This is available at http://my.smithmicro.com/stuffit-deluxe-mac.html; click on Free Expander on right.