Zippity zap bang bang bang

Hail to the victors valiant! Hail to the conquering heros! Er, the conquering heroine, that is. Conquering tech issues left and right. Wham bam thank you ma’am.

Zip file issue? READ THE ERROR MESSAGE and fix what it’s telling you to fix, fer kee-reist. If it is telling you the file name has invalid characters, RENAME IT, even if you can’t SEE any invalid characters. (I hate the use of the underscore character in file names but it IS valid so that wasn’t the problem.) Worked like a charm. I still don’t trust zipped folders as secure long-term storage. Thinking about that (within the infrastructure of our digital environment at work). Not really my job but I use all these old files frequently for archaeological digging so I don’t want them to go away.

The corrupted excel address file? Duh… We PAY for wi-fi here at the Landfill. That means that any device that CAN connect to the internet via wi-fi can connect to the internet here at the Landfill. The old laptop WORKS just fine, it’s just slodgy and doesn’t have any sound and a couple other things. But. IT STILL CONNECTS TO THE INTERNET! And AIRDROP? Remember airdrop, KW? Hear that banging noise? That’s the sound of The Guru banging his head against whatever screen he’s using.

So I faaarrred up the old laptop AGAIN and YES! it was connected to the internet. So yer fav-o-rite blahgger airdropped her addresses excel file from the old laptop to the new one and then, this time when she opened it up (and it DID load into excel), she SAVED it in what she thinks is an appropriate format. Instead of 1997-2004 [something-something]. Hopefully this will solve the issue. But crapola. It should be easier for users.

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