Thanks for the confirmation.
I don't really want to tell people to install software when I send them a
ZIP, especially considering the number of posts from people having problems
with the ZIP file association.
> Yeah I've had the corrupted zips problem, and I'm using home premium. It
> doesn't always happen on extracting either, it also happens when creating big
> zip files. I use 7zip now to extract the zips and I only create 7z archives
> now. Much better than Vista's zip program.
> "Martin" wrote:
> > When unpacking some ZIP files using Extract All in Vista Home Premium 32bit,
> > I have found that some of the extracted files are corrupt.
> > I can drag the individual file out of the ZIP, so the problem is not that
> > ZIP is corrupt. A Vista machine with WinZip installed will unpack the files
> > OK.
> > Looking at a corrupted file, the first 2MB exactly are OK, but the remainder
> > is filled with zero bytes.
> > From trying different combinations, it seems that for the corruption to
> > occur,
> > - the zip must be password protected
> > - the original file must be large ( much larger than 2MB)
> > - the original file must be inside a folder in the zip
> > The simplest example I have created consists of a single folder containing a
> > single 14MB text file. The folder is zipped with WinZip on another machine,
> > using ZIP 2.0 compatible encryption. This file has has been tested on a
> > couple of Vista machines and the corruption occurred on both.