Unzip Error

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mo4yajunk, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. mo4yajunk macrumors newbie

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    I get an error that says Unable to unarchive (Error 1 - Operation not permitted.)

    The reason I believe I am getting this error is because the zip has a password on it and the archiver that mac uses doesn't seem to want to open it to let me enter the password. How do I get to open this. I was able to successfully open this file on a PC (which is how I realized what the problem may be). Any suggestions for the future. Thanks

    SOLVED IT. DOESN'T WORK WITH PASSWORDS. WILL USE THE UNARCHIVER WHICH WORKS FINE. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!
     
  2. MurphyM macrumors 6502

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    Dec 29, 2007
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    I think the unzip command that comes with your Mac (Terminal) will handle password zip files. More on zip here.

    I like the Terminal one because it doesn't make the weird folders you see in some OS X gui created archives.
     
  3. sharpeiboy macrumors newbie

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    Jan 14, 2008
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    This may help

    I found this thread while searching for the same problem.

    I was trying to uncompress by Control-clicking on the file and I kept getting the same error you explained above.

    When I took the same compressed file and dragged it on StuffIt Expander, it decompressed the folder without any problems.
     

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