Downloading and Using Zipped Files
If you have difficulty downloading and accessing the flight logs, try this
- Select, "Save to Disk" from the dialog box. When the "Save
As" dialog box appears, make sure that you are in the correct directory
for later viewing; for example, for the Cambridge PC software typically it is
C:\CAI\flights. If your browser automatically gives the downloaded
files an IGC file name with ".zip" at the end, for example
"Aug08_2E.zip", you can just accept this default. If your browser
gives you some random filename, without the ".zip" at the end, enter
a file name that is easy to remember with ".zip" at the end; for
It is important to make sure to save the file in the correct directory or
you'll never find it!!
- After you have saved all of the files that you want - with different names,
of course - "unzip" the file(s) with one of the many programs available -
or "freewayre/shareware" versions from
- in the correct directory, for example
C:\CAI\flights. The correct
file name will be assigned to the unzipped file automatically for
- That's all folks! Well, actually, you can delete the ".zip" files now, to
clean things up.
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