And if you don't have Windows XP, you can use a program called Ultimate Zip which is free, and does a great job. Or Power Archiver. Both available on www.jfwlite.com Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI and Guinevere, Golden lady Guide juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com More than Any other time, When i hold a beloved book in my hand, my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free. - Helen Keller ----- Original Message ----- From: "EVAN REESE" <mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 6:31 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Newbie looking for advice You can just go to step two and release the book. Then, go back to step one and download it again. As for WinZip, you don't need it, not if you have Windows XP at least. Windows XP will unzip books without the need for any additional software. I've been validating for two years and unzipped dozens of books without installing WinZip or any other third party unzipping program. Evan ----- Original Message ----- From: Devorah Greenstein To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 6:22 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Newbie looking for advice I'm a very new volunteer. I validated two books successfully, studied the volunteer manual, read the books, etc. and I loved doing it, I am hooked on this validating thing; but two nights ago I had a weird and awful experience downloading a book for validating. I lost a book. I, junior, remedial Bookshare volunteer, have lost an entire book, misplaced the whole rtf file, it is gone! I have searched all over my computer and I can't find it. First of all, it was too late at night for me to be doing anything purposeful, so I can't really tell you what I did, it seemed right at the time. Second of all, I just noticed this minute when I tried once again to find the file, that my Winzip file unzipper that I have been using in the free evaluation mode, just told me my evaluation period is up. Did Winzip eat the book because I haven't paid the $29? I have searched my hard disk by file name and key phrase. I have searched in Recent Documents. I have searched in Winzip Wizard. Not anywhere. The first two books I had validated were found by the Winzip Wizard, but not my third book. I feel distraught, embarrassed, and, well, I guess the word humiliated is not too strong a word. How could I have lost a book? Is there any other place on my computer that I can look that it might be hidden? I can't think so, if the Winzip Wizard didn't find it. Do I re-scan this book and submit it? Do the wise people at Bookshare keep a back-up copy so incompetent people like me don't destroy submitters' hard work? Fortunately the book is short. It's called An African Prayer Book by Desmond Tutu. I was really looking forward to reading it and validating it. I am looking for advice, help, direction. Should I go to the library and get a copy to re-scan it and submit it for someone else to validate. Has anyone ever lost an entire book? Thanks for any advice. Feeling awful in snowy Minneapolis. Devorah -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG. Version: 7.5.519 / Virus Database: 269.21.8/1339 - Release Date: 3/22/2008 4:43 PM To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.