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WinZip file won't extract

Discussion in 'Other PC Software' started by KevinSaul, 2002/11/21.

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    KevinSaul

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    Trying to extract some very important information (several years worth of customer information) and I'm getting the following errors:

    Error in file #1: bad Zip file offset (Error local header signature not found): disk #1 offset: 0
    Error in file #2: bad Zip file offset (Error local header signature not found): disk #1 offset: 4143
    Error in file #3: bad Zip file offset (Error local header signature not found): disk #1 offset: 145591

    Any ideas on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I've had that happen when the zip file was downloaded on Netscape but the same file would perform normally when downloaded with IE. :confused:

    Was it a self executing zip file (.exe) or normal (.zip)? I have heard that changing the extension name will bypass this problem but I don't have any particulars.

    Perhaps post this problem on the Netscape forum and hope for better results.
     
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    Unfortunately this wasn't downloaded, the zip file(s) were created by zipping a database and spanning it accross two disks. It looks as though the information on the first disk may be corrupted and I'm hoping there is a way to fix it.
     
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    For anyone interested, I got it fixed. :D

    I upgraded from WinZip 7.0 to WinZip 8.1 SR-1 :cool:

    According to the WinZip site this latest version fixes a lot of the corruption problems encountered by earlier versions.
     
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    Well, I am interested KevinSaul. I've been searching all dang day, for a better answer than.... "It's corrupted." :eek:

    Good to know.

    Daizy
     
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    And I as well. It even leaves me in better shape than I was; I had 8.1 but not the sr1 upgrade.

    Thanks for the report.
     
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    Having had somewhat the same problem ( one file on one disk ) it turned out ot be a bad floppy.

    I now scandisk /surface ( or most of the time Norton DiskDocter ) all floppys before anything important is put on them. If any errors, it heads for the nearest trash bucket. Better to lose a disk than data.

    BillyBob
     
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