Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Decompressing ZIP file error, 0x80004005 Unspecified error (Windows) OR File is broken (7zip)

I torrented an operating system which contained a ZIP file of an ISO and some instructions, but when I went to decompress the ZIP file I was met by errors in Windows Explorer and 7-Zip.

Windows Explorer error:
An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.

Error 0x80004005: Unexpected error

7-Zip error:
0 C:\Users\username\Downloads\Linux.zip
1 CRC failed in 'Linux'. File is broken.

Remembering a compression suite from back in the day, I decided to try WinRAR and it worked. No errors were displayed and the operating system ISO had no issues when checked pre-install. I have no doubt that the ZIP file I had must have had an error, but only WinRAR was able to fix the problem.

Update: Apparently 7-Zip now can handle this issue. Thanks Terry!


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Terry said...

Had similar problem with large file in a zip. 7-zip 9.2 worked.

Windows Server 2008 R2 0
7-zip 1