Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2012 6:28 AM (in response to cerpha)
Don't know what to say as files that work on other computers and then copied to USB and then to your computer are corrupt. The problem must be on your computer.
Are you using any encryption system for the drive?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2012 5:43 AM (in response to cerpha)
It's not a virus. See my Mac Malware Guide regarding that topic:
Something is probably causing those zip files to become corrupt, but what that might be is hard to say. I'd try repairing your hard drive with Disk Utility. (Hold down command-R at startup to repair the boot drive.) I'd also do some careful checking of your network connection to make sure that's not introducing errors in downloaded data.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to thomas_r.)
I believe Thomas is correct. I had the same problem you did, having donwloaded something through a Starbuck's wireless access point. I switched wireless networks and re-downloaded and the file extracted properly. I think the original file was corrupt.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 6:19 PM (in response to cerpha)
I have just had the same error. However if I use the "unzip" command downloaded via fink (meaning this is a command line commmand)
> /sw/bin/unzip file.zip
it works just fine.
The native version
> /usr/bin/unzip file.zip
also works (so you don't need fink).
BTW My file was encrypted if that makes any difference. I am running Lion 10.7.4.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2013 4:01 PM (in response to cerpha)
I was getting "Error 2", but when I switched to using command-line "unzip" command I just got a different error:
>> End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
... I did find a fix for this, though I don't understand it. I used the "jar xvf" command given as a solution here:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to johnmansfield)
I found out that happen when the zip file was password protected.
the archive utility didn't prompt for a password and just gave out an error message.
Unable to expand "??????????????????" into "???????????????". (Error 2 - No such file or directory)"
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2014 9:36 AM (in response to cerpha)
I verified (to see what was the problem, though I could've just gone straight to repair) and repaired permissions using Disk Utility. Apparently, there was, in my case, some sort of massive permissions problem caused by iBooks, which was impeding other Apps I use for documents to function improperly. Luckily, after repairing permissions, the problem was solved. Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2014 9:24 PM (in response to cerpha)
I had the same problem on a company's computer and I found this post which is very useful coz I recognize it's a drive's permission problems that caused this, not that the file was corrupted. Unfortunately I couldn't repair permission due to Company's Mac privileges, therefore I copied the file onto an external harddrive which I thought is a seperate drive and probably won't have those permission problems, and it worked too, unzipped nicely.
Hope it's helpful.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2014 11:04 AM (in response to thomas_r.)
Amazing. I just came accross this same issue and I did a permissions repair on a recent fresh Mavericks install. Most errors that came up were from ibooks! However, this still didn't fix the issue for me.
I tried unzipping via terminal as suggested by FermilabMacUse and this worked.
Anyone know how to really fix this?