1. David Ginsburg's Avatar
    My work started sending pdf files as encrypted zip files. I tried to download them on my phone, but they are blocked.

    Is there any way to access them through my windows phone?

    Thank you in advance.

    David
    01-02-2015 07:39 PM
  2. David Ginsburg's Avatar
    I found an even better work around.

    I open the outlook.com using the desktop setting in IE. I can also download the file and then access it through 8zip.

    I guess getting some sleep lets me clear my head to try new solutions.

    David
  3. Loco5150's Avatar
    8 zip supports encryption. If it does not work for you, check the store for other options too. There is lite version (I guess free) also, but I have this full version so I don't know what it can do.

    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...e-2a28c052c5f8
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    01-02-2015 07:55 PM
  4. David Ginsburg's Avatar
    Thank you for your reply. I downloaded 8zip and one other.

    My problem is that I can't download them from my email to use 8zip to open them.

    What am I missing?
    01-02-2015 08:08 PM
  5. Loco5150's Avatar
    What do you mean you can download them? The email client does not support the attachment and wont download it or?

    I have no experience with encrypted zip files and WP, so really don't know the limitations.
    01-02-2015 08:40 PM
  6. David Ginsburg's Avatar
    I am using the stock email app. It's running an outlook.com account.

    I download the file, the email program won't let me save it. When I click to open it says there is a problem extracting the file.

    I try to use IE and login to outlook.com and open the file, but get a similar warning.

    When searching the internet, it makes it sound like I can't download these types of files, but haven't found anything specific that says I can't.

    David
    01-02-2015 09:04 PM
  7. aurelian177's Avatar
    Hello,





    Try transferring the encrypted zipped .pdf to OneDrive. Afterwards install http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...4-cc62a0976d1e and select unpack - onedrive- unpack location and Ta Da. Pdf unpacked. Use MS app FILES to acces the folder and open with your favourite pdf app. Tested for ZipCrypto encryption method. Works very well.



    On the other hand you can use the below method:

    To download zip files to sd card/phone storage use Maestro (Preview) as e-mail manager. It's a very nice looking app and gives you the possibility to download zip files before opening.

    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...9-1517c1d6aec0

    It's in the preview status but works well.

    Then use the steps fo unpack that I mentioned in the beginning.




    Regards,


    Me AV
    Last edited by aurelian177; 01-03-2015 at 03:08 PM.
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    01-03-2015 02:52 PM
  8. David Ginsburg's Avatar
    Okay, I found a work around for this.

    I can email the file to a gmail account. Access the gmail account through IE and download the file. Then I can use 8zip to open the file.

    It's not something I need to do often, maybe once or twice a week, but when I do, I now have a solution. Hopefully the next wp version will allow this natively.

    Thanks,
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-03-2015 02:53 PM
  9. David Ginsburg's Avatar
    I found an even better work around.

    I open the outlook.com using the desktop setting in IE. I can also download the file and then access it through 8zip.

    I guess getting some sleep lets me clear my head to try new solutions.

    David
    ZKnowN, aurelian177 and xandros9 like this.
    01-03-2015 02:58 PM
  10. David Ginsburg's Avatar
    Thank you aurelian177. I will have to also try Maestro. That might be even easier than going through my IE steps.

    I couldn't file out how to save the file to one drive on my phone. Maybe with the other email program I can do that.

    When I'm on my computer this is all easier. It's only when I have to leave the office, but still get files that I need to review and approve that it was a problem. And since my work just instituted this new form of sending files it was a bit of a scramble to try and find a solution. What a PIA this is when the company changes things, but doesn't let you know until they change the process.

    Thanks,
    01-03-2015 03:56 PM
  11. aurelian177's Avatar
    Thank you aurelian177. I will have to also try Maestro. That might be even easier than going through my IE steps.

    I couldn't file out how to save the file to one drive on my phone. Maybe with the other email program I can do that.

    When I'm on my computer this is all easier. It's only when I have to leave the office, but still get files that I need to review and approve that it was a problem. And since my work just instituted this new form of sending files it was a bit of a scramble to try and find a solution. What a PIA this is when the company changes things, but doesn't let you know until they change the process.

    Thanks,


    The OneDrive method is fine for me :D because I use sharing method for files (OneDrive 2 OneDrive) It can't be done using default WP e-mail account (maybe a future update will enhance the default e-mail functionality)



    The Maestro app method it's far easy and it's more appropriate to your need. :D with the preview status amendment of course (which didn't caused me problems).
    01-03-2015 07:06 PM

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