Cannot unzip .zip file with ANYTHING. Help!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cnote678, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. cnote678 macrumors member

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    #1
    So I downloaded two free mixtapes recently and I was unable to open the first. I downloaded it again and tried again, same error. I figured no big deal, but when I got the same 'Error 1 - Operation Not Permitted' for the second file days later, I got mad.

    I repaired disc permissions and tried again, still the same error.

    So I tried with StuffIt and it said "The archive may be damaged (Error #17537)". I downloaded Zipeg and tried both files-it said 'file type not supported'.

    I tried the Terminal:

    grant-austins-macbook:~ Grant$ unzip bobbyraynodj.zip
    unzip: cannot find or open bobbyraynodj.zip, bobbyraynodj.zip.zip or bobbyraynodj.zip.ZIP.

    Same error for the other file. After all that, I restarted and tried it all again, and got the same results.

    So what's the trick? Please help!

    Thanks.
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Maybe they're corrupted on the server then?

    What's the weblink, I could download it, try and unzip then post it up on dropbox so you could download it from there if you want.
     
  3. r0k macrumors 68040

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    Zip support is built in to OS X. You don't need any add-on software. If a zip file gives you errors, it is almost certainly corrupted. Usually when you double-click a zip file, it simply unzips to a folder of the same name. If you are trying to unzip bobbyraynodj.zip and having problems, look for a folder called bobbyraynodj and you might find the files you are looking for have already been unzipped for you.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    From your Terminal approach it doesn't look like you supplied to appropriate path to the file.
     
  5. cnote678 thread starter macrumors member

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    Back from work now, so I can elaborate:

    The links are:
    http://www.zshare.net/download/61702865c2e477c2/
    http://www.zshare.net/download/61605401574105cb/

    I looked for the folders that would contain the unzipped files and found nothing. What I can't figure out is why the files are continually corrupted from a respected source, even after I try to download them multiple times and noone else is having problems. I would really appreciate the unzips in the dropbox even if I can't figure out what the deal is with my Mac. I've never had these problems before-I've been unzipping and zipping files regularly since I got my Mac in November.

    Also, what should I put into the Terminal command line exactly? I'm a little new to using the Terminal. Thanks again all.
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    For Terminal, lets say the zip file is on the Desktop, you would use the following,
    Code:
    unzip ~/Desktop/bobbyraynodj.zip
    The ~ part signifies your home directory (the folder with your name). If the file is in your Downloads folder, it would be,
    Code:
    unzip Downloads/bobbyraynodj.zip
    Notice I didn't use the ~ this time. When you first open Terminal it starts you in your home directory so the ~ part is unnecessary. The first command I gave you would work no matter what directory Terminal was working from. That's your mini-Terminal lesson. Hope that helps.

    I'm not really up for downloading random files so likely won't be checking out those links. Though, as a note, there's a chance the zip files need to be opened on Windows. It shouldn't be that way, but there's no telling how the zip files were created in the first place.
     
  7. cnote678 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried redownloading today and then opening, and everything worked fine. I don't know what the problem was with the previous download attempts. Thank you for all your help and the Terminal command clarification!
     

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