0 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2009 8:35 AM by Bill Rising
Bill Rising Level 2 (245 points)
I have a couple of pdf files which cannot be compressed without an error. Supposing that the nasty file is called foo.pdf.

. In the Finder, right click on foo.pdf
. Select Compress "foo.pdf"

A file called foo.pdf.zip is created but an error pops up An error occurred while compressing a file. Strangely enough, the error window has a titlebar called "Copy".

When looking in the Console, there is always an error from mdworker listed:

2/24/2009 10:23:37 /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/Metadata.framework /Versions/A/Support/mdworker[20524] zip importer countered an error (2) scanning "/Path/to/foo.pdf.zip"

This same file also always errors out when trying to use -ditto- in a Terminal window. (See this minithread: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1724912 )

FWIW, attempting to open foo.pdf.zip causes the Archive Utility to throw the error

Unable to unarchive "foo.pdf.zip" into "Wherever".
Error 1 - Operation not permitted

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing the problem?


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