still trying to import from posterous and one of the files in the zip .xml

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  • #1168111

    ok I’ve checked and there is an .xml file in the zip file but when I go to import it doesn’t pull it out specifically; it just uploads the whole zip then tells me it isn’t an .xml file

    The blog I need help with is donnainthesouth.wordpress.com.

    #1168193

    tandava108
    Member

    I think you are supposed to unzip the file and get the .xml file out of it

    #1168213

    okay maybe I’m showing my ignorance but I’m doing good to get this far; how do I do that?

    #1168295

    tandava108
    Member

    This step by step tutorial may help: http://www.wikihow.com/Open-a-.Zip-File-Without-Winzip

    #1168297

    okay I thought I had the .xml file out of it (isn’t that how I knew I had one) but when I try to import I still can’t get just it to; is there a way to pull it out separately into my documents?

    #1168298

    tandava108
    Member

    You need to extract the xml file onto your computer then pass that file (not the zip) to the import function

    #1168299

    yes I can do that but when I try to pass it to the import is where I have the problem

    #1168301

    tandava108
    Member

    I will flag this for staff to look at, as maybe they can see teh problem with what you are uploading.

    #1168303

    thank you; wish I knew how to do that

    #1168305

    tandava108
    Member

    Be patient, they have a lot of threads to look at!

    #1168306

    oh that’s fine; I have until the end of next month; I’m just glad I got the notice this time; I lost my whole last one; still think it’s probably out there somewhere but maybe not; do they really totally totally get rid of stuff like that?

    #1168309

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yes, you’ll need to select just the .xml file.

    Probably the easiest way to do this is to open the .zip and drag the .xml file to your Desktop, that way it will be in a completely different place.

    Then, try the import again, and select the .xml file.

    #1168310

    thank you, thank you, thank you!!! that did it (now I didn’t get to do it; hate to admit but I did end up getting my guy (hub) to do it; dragging’s hard work! ) maybe I could have; I wanted to do it myself but he came home early; I shouldn’t have said anything but thought I’d just ask,hoped he would just tell me but no, he has to come do it for me; oh, well, it got done! and he did need to know what to do; just that then he knew how – thanks so much though! he didn’t even know that I’d even done any of this –

    #1168312

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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