Download an attachment as PDF in Yahoo mail

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jules1968 Posts 1 Registration date Wednesday July 4, 2018 Status Member Last seen July 4, 2018 - Updated on Jul 4, 2018 at 12:43 PM
 Jules1968 - Jul 9, 2018 at 06:34 AM
Hi wonder if any one can help me please. when I download documents from yahoo mail, it saves as a zip file on my laptop, therefore I cant open it. Is there anyway I can change downloads to pdf ?
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Jul 4, 2018 at 04:50 PM
If the sender sent the the document in Zip you cannot change it to pdf until the zip is decompressed.
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But I have actually received the attachment as a pdf
Via yahoo,?
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Jul 5, 2018 at 03:12 PM
@jules1968 - is it a PDF or a zip file? If it is a zipped pdf, it is a zip file. Get 7 zip here https://www.7-zip.org/ and use it for your ZIPped files!
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I can view it in yahoo mail,so don't think it's sent as zip file, but when I download from yahoo mail to save to laptop, it saves as a zip file
Many thanks
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Jul 4, 2018 at 06:54 PM
What is the attachment's file extension?
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Mmm sorry I'm not sure what you mean, or how I can find that information?
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Jul 5, 2018 at 04:58 AM
It's normal that you should see the contents of the zip file in Yahoo. Zip is not a file format but a compressed file. It cannot be saved in another format, just the files that are inside the zip.
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But how do i save it to pdf when downloading to laptop please. Because when it saves zip file, I can't open it on laptop
Thanks
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Jul 5, 2018 at 05:19 AM
No, you cannot save a zip files as pdf. You must first download the zip file, then you unzip (decompressed) the file. Once unzipped, you can do whatever you want with whatever document that was inside the zip file.
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When they are sent to me in yahoo mail its a pdf, but when I download to my laptop its saved in a zip file, which I can't open
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Jul 5, 2018 at 03:37 PM
I am pretty sure they were sent to you in a zip file or the file sent is corrupted.
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I'm so confused when I look at the attachment it says pdf?
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Jul 5, 2018 at 04:46 PM
And when you unzip the file what do you get?
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That's the thing I can't open it, once it's downloaded onto my laptop
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Jul 5, 2018 at 05:21 PM
Do one of the following:

To unzip a single file or folder, open the zipped folder, then drag the file or folder from the zipped folder to a new location.

To unzip all the contents of the zipped folder, press and hold (or right-click) the folder, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions.
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Jul 6, 2018 at 04:47 PM
So....?
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Great thankyou, that's opened it
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