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Old Sep 4, 2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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Mac won't open .zip files!!!

When I compress folders I have two different Macs that won't open them. I get an error message. It's not the same file either. When I compress them i try opening them on both computers and it wont work. I've compressed random files just to see and sometimes I still get the issue the error message is

"Unable to unarchive (file name) Error 1 - Operation not permitted."

I don't have anything locked and I'm on my master accounts.. They are very important files i have no idea why all of a sudden my macs wont open them. Ive also tried with opening with stuff it. The files opened fine when i originally compressed them originally a few weeks ago because i always test them (unectract) before i delete the original file.

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Old Sep 4, 2008, 03:53 PM   #2
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please, i have very important baby pictures in the folders.
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Old Sep 4, 2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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I would try them on a different system, maybe even a windows box. Sounds like the archives might be corrupted
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Try The Unarchiver to decompress the data.

Hopefully it's just a quirk of BOMArchiveHelper.
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StuffIt will open them. StuffIt comes in handy for opening zip files, especially if they have passwords.
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Try The Unarchiver to decompress the data.

Hopefully it's just a quirk of BOMArchiveHelper.
Thanks everyone!! it works thanks again everyone!!
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Thanks everyone!! it works thanks again everyone!!
Excellent, no go backup your HD
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