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Windows 7 sets security on zipped folder to exclude Everyone

I recently installed a computer with Win7 Home Premiium 64-bit, Service Pack 1. I'm finding that when I create a compresssed (zipped) folder by right-clicking on a group of files and choosing Send To...compressed (zipped) folder, the resulting .ZIP file does not include access permission for Everyone. I have to go through a series of steps to enable Everyone (including someone on another computer) to view the file. It would seem that I need to adjust a setting, but I have no idea what it is. I've never had this in XP or Vista. The file is in a folder that is not part of any special Windows grouping (not in Documents, Users, Windows, etc.).
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ElrondCT
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try creating a folder c:\temp in your Windows machine. Ensure security on this folder is explicitly set to Everyone. Then copy the files you want to that folder, zip them and send them. Does that help?

Also, I use WinZip and regularly send out zipped files with no difficulty at all, so that is another, known working, alternative.  ... Thinkpads_User
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ElrondCTAuthor Commented:
The folder in which this is done has Everyone set to Full Control. I also tried it in Public Documents; same results. FWIW, the .zip file appears with a padlock on the icon.

Yes, I realize there are packages available. Thanks. I'm just wondering why Windows is getting so security-obsessive on my machine, and wondering if this is normal.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I tried this your way with some benign text files copied to a benign temp folder (C:\temp) and got the same result as you (padlock on the ZIP icon).

I recommend you consider WinZip or like. I use WinZip (and have been using it for over a decade) and have no problems with the zipped files I send out.  ... Thinkpads_User
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ElrondCTAuthor Commented:
It's frustrating that there's no apparent answer to the basic problem, but I appreciate the workaround suggestion.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you. Windows 7 security has much increased, so I do understand your frustration.  ... Thinkpads_User
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