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Unable to unarchive ZIP file  - receive error message

7619 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2007 9:00 PM by joopydog RSS
joopydog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 7, 2007 9:21 PM
OS/X 10.4.8

Safari AND Firefox

Trying to open a ZIP file that I've downloaded from my website . I'm getting this message:

Unable to unarchive (Error 1 - Operation not permitted.)

*I've set the permission settings to what I though was right - owner, read and write.

*I've used the Disk Utility to repair and it did.

Now I'm here.

ibook G4 Mac OS X (10.4.8)
ibook G$, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Donald Morgan Level 6 Level 6 (12,415 points)
    It may depend on how and what the Zip file was generated with. If the Zip file was generated with a Mac. Scroll to the bottom of this link for a free download of Stuffit Expander.
    If it was generated by a PC with Win Zip Stuffit will open it if it is not of an Obscure format that was generated buy a PC Program.
    iMac G3 350 Blueberry 9.2 & Power Book G4. 17" OS X 10.3.9 AEBS w/Iomega Zip, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • dott Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
    I have exactly the same problem with a large file 2GB+ that I archived with OSX and I get the same error message when I try to unarchive it. It's really strange because I have already tried opening the zip file before trashing the original about a week ago and it worked! I haven't really made any changes to the system or added anything since then. I also tried using the latest version of Stuffit as suggested but I still couldn't open the file. Any tips or other ideas as to what might be causing this?
    Powerbook G4 17" 1GHz, 2 GB, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • CD5VS Calculating status...
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    Mar 11, 2007 9:08 AM (in response to dott)
    I have the same problem than dot. Never could expand it after deleting the original (also archive trough OS X built in compressor). I finished deleting the zip file, could not make it work and became desperate.
    iBook G4 12, 1.33 GHz, 60 GB HD, 1 GB RAM, BT, Zire 72, 2 iPods Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.8), . "Nacer es comenzar a morir" Théophile Gautier


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