Problem unzipping batch of files: advice needed, please!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NJRonbo, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    I am new to Macintosh, and I have an interesting problem
    concerning unzipping a batch of files that will ultimately
    form a .dmg file.

    First, let's look at the files...


    Macintosh unzip utility keeps coming up with
    an error when unzipping these files.

    I also try unzipping them using Windows unzip
    software and get the same errors.

    This is happening to other "like" program
    zip files as well, so they aren't just related
    to that particular set.

    Anybody want to take a shot at this?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Blubbert macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2006
    Well, if your files are named the way you said there, they are not zip files. To be a zip file, a file must be compressed, and have a .zip extension. All your files have an extension that is either .001 or some other number. Remove the numbers and have the files end with .zip, and you should be able to open them.

    EDIT: I seem to be able to open files ending with a number extension like you have, and they open fine with stuffit expander.
  3. Arne macrumors regular

    May 14, 2006
    I think I have seen such files. They are just split. It is a zip file, split into various files. You would have to create one file containing all the bytes of all the files you have in the correct order. Stuffit might be able to do this.

    If not try it with some terminal magic ;)

    go to the directory in the terminal:
    cd [directory]
    Example: cd /Users/you/Desktop/myzipfiles
    create the new file:
    Then you have to add the contents to the new file:
    cat >>
    You should rename your "Example" files to something that does not contain spaces, just for the ease of use in the terminal. You can also add an \ before all spaces (just when you type in the terminal).

    Maybe there is an easier way for that, an App that does all this for you but I don't know one. I also am not sure if this will work but you can give it a try. Keep asking if you have problems.

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