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Old February 10th 14, 09:24 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
R.Wieser
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vjp2,

and saw the disk I thought damaged was the same size and
some unzip programs think the file is corrupt and won't open
it and others will only give me half the file.


Jup, sounds like a damaged disk / zipfile, and which than resulted in a
partial extraction of the datafile itself. And I must say I'm surprised
that you did get anything at all.

Which unzipper do you prefer? (the XP one is from 2008)


I do not have a preference, I just use whatever works. I can choose outof
several versions (most of them console based), and if needed even try some
generic product like WinRar, WinZip and alike.

But, when its really the disk (and thereby the zipfile) itself that is
damaged than you have little chance to repair it. Disk damage most always
goes in multiples of 512 bytes (one sectors worth of data), and thats a bit
much for a CRC (or alike) to fix ....

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Rudy Wieser


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I'm up to my waist in alligators..
but I did another looksee and saw the disk I thought damaged
was the same size and some unzip programs think the file is corrupt and

won't
open it and others will only give me half the file.

One other clue, GNU tail won't work, but on the full-sized file, grep

finds
everything.


Which unzipper do you prefer? (the XP one is from 2008)


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Old April 7th 15, 06:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
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