How to cure these ZIP files?

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How to cure these ZIP files?

Postby collins » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:43 am

We've had complaints about corrupt zipped files on our website. I was able to repair one but the other is a collection of files that sometimes gives an error about split or spanned files.
Any suggestions?
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Re: How to cure these ZIP files?

Postby Karlsweldt » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:10 pm

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Some compressed (zipped) files are not created per the standard rule. You may need the original program that did the compression to restore them, then use a 'standard' program to redo. There is a size limit on files. Maybe too large for access or transfer?
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Re: How to cure these ZIP files?

Postby rascard2007 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:41 pm

A compressed file (.zip, .rar, etc.) can only be repaired if all the information that is compressed still exist, beyond that the must U can get is save all the good files inside the compressed one.

use the option of "keep broken files" to have all of the files that were uncompressed
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Re: How to cure these ZIP files?

Postby evasive » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:46 am

It's possible your webhoster is having a filesize limit set, whatever you upload bigger will be corrupted. If that is not the case then I think you need to teach the users that they have to download all parts of that split archive zip file.
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