Mac won't open .zip files!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ronmaverick88, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  2. thread starter macrumors member

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    please, i have very important baby pictures in the folders. :(
     
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    iShater

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    I would try them on a different system, maybe even a windows box. Sounds like the archives might be corrupted :(
     
  4. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Try The Unarchiver to decompress the data.

    Hopefully it's just a quirk of BOMArchiveHelper.
     
  5. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    StuffIt will open them. StuffIt comes in handy for opening zip files, especially if they have passwords.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone!! it works thanks again everyone!!
     
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    iShater

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    Excellent, no go backup your HD :)
     

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