Can't unzip a downloaded file

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    I downloaded a zipped file from the internet (its stated on it's website that it works on Macintosh as well as windows and Linux) and when I tried unzipping it this message came up: Unable to Archive "thefilename" into documents. Error 1: operation not permitted

    I'm on the Admin account so I don't see the issue...

    So how can I unzip it? Its happened with a number of files:(

    Cheers thanks in advance!
     

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  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Is it possible that the issue is that it's trying to unzip into your home directory, and this would cause it to replace your existing Documents folder? Maybe try renaming it and/or moving it somewhere else, then unzipping it.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I get this problem with certain zip files that Archive Utility can't handle, for some reason. The Unarchiver deals with these just fine, though.
     
  4. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I tried renaming the file and moving it into the documents folder to unzip it but the same thing happened. I also tried using the Unarchiver but nothing happened...

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks guys!
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Two things:
    • There may be versions of the program that will run on Windows, Linux, and the Mac. However, they are not the same version. Make sure that you have the Mac version.
    • The best explanation for your problem is that you have an incomplete download. Redownload the .zip file and make sure that it downloads completely.
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Could you post a link to the problem file so we could see if it's isolated to your Mac or affects everyone on a Mac?
     
  7. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Sure the link is: http://www.rsbots.net/download/

    Once your on the page click the "Download Bot Client" button near the bottom of the page. And there is only one download, not different versions for different platforms.

    Cheers!
     
  8. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Downloading now.
     
  9. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Did it work for you...?
     
  10. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Downloaded it with Firefox 3.5.6 on OS X 10.4.11 and got the same results as you. Tried un-compressing it with Stuffit Expander 8.0.2 and it worked fine. You can get the current version, Stuffit Expander 2010, here.
     
  11. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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  12. cathkoe macrumors newbie

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    this thread have just made my day! thanks for the solution! :D
     
  13. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Yeah, Stuffit can also handle many of these oddball archives. I don't recommend its use with TBZ (.tar.bz2), TGZ (.tar.gz), TXZ (.tar.xz) or TAR archives, as Stuffit Expander does strange things when untarring.
     

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