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Every Compressed File I Download Becomes Corrupted.


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#1 JasonS

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:09 PM

For some reason, whenever I download a compressed file, none of my decompression apps will open it, claiming that it's corrupted. This even happens within .exe files, where there may be any kind of zip or rar, etc. I have yet to download one that isn't corrupted. Anyone have any ideas?

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#2 gavinseabrook

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:17 PM

Try to make one yourself and take it to your computer, does that corrupt? Have you made any software changes? Have you tried reinstalling unzipping software?

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#3 JasonS

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:32 PM

It's only downloaded files. Not files that were already there. Those open fine, so it's not the software. The files are actually getting corrupted during download. I haven't made any software changes.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:36 PM

If the download is corrupt, delete the download, clear Temporary Internet Files, then re-download and try again.
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#5 JasonS

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:46 PM

How do I clear temporary internet files? This is my first time dealing with a PC. Do you mean stuff like cookies?

Edited by JasonS, 27 March 2007 - 09:47 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2007 - 11:06 PM

Yup, your in the right area. :thumbsup:
Go to Tools/ Internet Options/ General Tab and in the center of the page is Temporary Internet Files.
Delete Cookies and Delete Files.
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#7 JasonS

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 11:18 PM

I'm using firefox. Those instructions won't work. And, I just had a thought. Cookies shouldn't be the problem, since I tried using firefox after it didn't work with IE, which means no cookies were on it when I tried it. This has to be something with the virus protection or the firewall. They're probably messing with stuff while it's downloading.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 11:28 PM

Go to Private Data in Firefox and clear your Cache and Cookies.
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 11:30 PM

Done. I'm also running a virus scan at the moment, but I don't expect to find anything.

EDIT: nothing found on the virus scan.

Edited by JasonS, 28 March 2007 - 12:45 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2007 - 01:26 AM

It could be that the files you are downloading are corrupt, to begin with.
Do you have links to the files you are trying to download?
What program are you using, to unzip the files?

Try downloading, and unzipping this file.
I know it's a good file.
It's just a simple music player, made by Koc.
musicmania.zip

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:16 AM

What are the sources for the files that you are trying to download?
If you could provide a (hopefully small in size) example, that might help.
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 10:19 AM

It could be that the files you are downloading are corrupt, to begin with.
Do you have links to the files you are trying to download?
What program are you using, to unzip the files?

Try downloading, and unzipping this file.
I know it's a good file.
It's just a simple music player, made by Koc.
musicmania.zip

I don't think I explained well enough. These files are not corrupted to begin with. I had to download them onto my Mac first and then move them to the PC, and they were fine when i did that. When i downloaded directly onto the PC, they became corrupted. I don't know why. This is becoming a major problem, because a couple of the files i need to move are over my flas drive's one gig capacity.

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 01:38 PM

Does the musicmania.zip download become corrupted when you directly download it on your Windows PC? Try it and let tg1911 know. It is one step of troubleshooting this problem. Also what files are you downloading and from where? This will also help in troubleshooting the issue.
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 04:53 PM

What program are you using to open the zip files? I have had a similar problem with 7-Zip and IZArc and, then i opened the same files with Winrar and it opened them with no problem at all.

Edited by rcmck, 28 March 2007 - 04:55 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2007 - 05:24 PM

What's likely happening is the server is dropping the connection and you're only getting a partial file.

I'd recommend downloading the files with a download manager that supports resume such as WinWget, Wackget, or for Firefox as an extension, DownloadThemAll.

If this is from an ftp location you can use an ftp client such as Filezilla.
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