SOLVED, SEE LAST POST.
I am having problems attaching zip files to a forum. My process is to go to the files location right click on it select send to >compressed zip folder> I get a pop up that says windows can not make a zip folder here, would you like for it to go to the desktop? I click yes. That is the process for saving zip files from the programs (86) folder. For configuration files that is in the program data file, it creates a zip file in the same folder. I do not know why the process is different for different files. After I attach the files and the person receives them I tells me they are only links not the file info.
What am I doing wrong?