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Suddenly Can't Open Zip Files?

  1. #1


    niemie Guest

    Suddenly Can't Open Zip Files?

    I had a few zip files emailed to me yesterday, that I can't open. I sent
    them to someone else on Vista and they opened fine so I know the files aren't
    corrupt. I can neither unzip the folder nor open the files in it before
    unzipping.

    When I try to open the files before unzipping the folder it says "Windows
    cannot complete the extraction. The destination file cannot be created."

    When I try to extract / unzip the whole folder it says "An unexpcted error
    is preventing the opperation.... Error 0x8000700057: The parameter is
    incorrect."

    What's even more strange is that older zip files I already had I can access
    fine....

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  2. #2


    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Re: Suddenly Can't Open Zip Files?

    It's possible that the file became corrupt after you sent it. Try unzipping
    with Winzip. You can use it in Demo mode to see if it actually corrupt.


    "niemie" <niemie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:25E44EBA-6933-4889-9AC1-5E35648A38D3@microsoft.com...
    >I had a few zip files emailed to me yesterday, that I can't open. I sent
    > them to someone else on Vista and they opened fine so I know the files
    > aren't
    > corrupt. I can neither unzip the folder nor open the files in it before
    > unzipping.
    >
    > When I try to open the files before unzipping the folder it says "Windows
    > cannot complete the extraction. The destination file cannot be created."
    >
    > When I try to extract / unzip the whole folder it says "An unexpcted error
    > is preventing the opperation.... Error 0x8000700057: The parameter is
    > incorrect."
    >
    > What's even more strange is that older zip files I already had I can
    > access
    > fine....




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  3. #3


    niemie Guest

    Re: Suddenly Can't Open Zip Files?

    Again, like I said in the first post the files aren't corrupt because
    everyone else running Vista that I sent them to can open them fine....

    "Bill Yanaire" wrote:

    > It's possible that the file became corrupt after you sent it. Try unzipping
    > with Winzip. You can use it in Demo mode to see if it actually corrupt.
    >
    >
    > "niemie" <niemie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:25E44EBA-6933-4889-9AC1-5E35648A38D3@microsoft.com...
    > >I had a few zip files emailed to me yesterday, that I can't open. I sent
    > > them to someone else on Vista and they opened fine so I know the files
    > > aren't
    > > corrupt. I can neither unzip the folder nor open the files in it before
    > > unzipping.
    > >
    > > When I try to open the files before unzipping the folder it says "Windows
    > > cannot complete the extraction. The destination file cannot be created."
    > >
    > > When I try to extract / unzip the whole folder it says "An unexpcted error
    > > is preventing the opperation.... Error 0x8000700057: The parameter is
    > > incorrect."
    > >
    > > What's even more strange is that older zip files I already had I can
    > > access
    > > fine....

    >
    >
    >


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  4. #4


    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Re: Suddenly Can't Open Zip Files?

    Maybe your file associations with the ZIP extnesion have been changed. I'm
    not at a Vista machine so I can't tell you how to change them, but that is a
    good place to start.


    "niemie" <niemie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:74CFB640-BD0E-4E7F-BD13-544E75A3DF41@microsoft.com...
    > Again, like I said in the first post the files aren't corrupt because
    > everyone else running Vista that I sent them to can open them fine....
    >
    > "Bill Yanaire" wrote:
    >
    >> It's possible that the file became corrupt after you sent it. Try
    >> unzipping
    >> with Winzip. You can use it in Demo mode to see if it actually corrupt.
    >>
    >>
    >> "niemie" <niemie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:25E44EBA-6933-4889-9AC1-5E35648A38D3@microsoft.com...
    >> >I had a few zip files emailed to me yesterday, that I can't open. I
    >> >sent
    >> > them to someone else on Vista and they opened fine so I know the files
    >> > aren't
    >> > corrupt. I can neither unzip the folder nor open the files in it
    >> > before
    >> > unzipping.
    >> >
    >> > When I try to open the files before unzipping the folder it says
    >> > "Windows
    >> > cannot complete the extraction. The destination file cannot be
    >> > created."
    >> >
    >> > When I try to extract / unzip the whole folder it says "An unexpcted
    >> > error
    >> > is preventing the opperation.... Error 0x8000700057: The parameter is
    >> > incorrect."
    >> >
    >> > What's even more strange is that older zip files I already had I can
    >> > access
    >> > fine....

    >>
    >>
    >>




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  5. #5


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    Re: Suddenly Can't Open Zip Files?

    Hi,

    Maybe your zip files are damaged by some reason. You may try Advanced Zip Repair at Advanced Zip Repair - Repair corrupt Zip files. Fix Zip files. This tool is rather useful in salvaging damaged Zip archives. There is a free demo you can just try. Hope this is useful.

    Alan

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