Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Corrupted .zip file

21 Mar 2012   #1
dawnduskable

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Corrupted .zip file

I've just downloaded a .pdf email attachment (inside a .zip file). When I open it, a notification appears, saying that the attachment is corrupted.

Does this mean that the email attachment contains a virus/malware? If it does not, how can I fix the attachment? Thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
21 Mar 2012   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi dawnduskable, and welcome to sevenforums,

zip files can get corrupted in a number of ways and do not indicate any malware activity.

i would suggest asking for the attachment to be sent again, without it being zipped first. most well-produced pdf's are already pretty compressed and do not benefit that much from zipping (unless trying to send a bunch of them at the same time) - especially with today's broadband speeds.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2012   #3
dawnduskable

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi Mickey Megabyte, thanks for the warm welcome!

I've scanned the attachments with avast! and it does not show anything suspicious.

The sender has sent 2 pdf files together, that was why it was zipped. However, only one appeared with the error, the other file seems to completely disappear.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 Mar 2012   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ask for them to be sent again.

hopefully they'll be alright next time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2012   #5
dawnduskable

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I've asked for them to be send to me again. Thanks for your advice!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2012   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you're welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2012   #7
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

In case you find them corrupted again then you may request for the two .pdf files to be attached with a single e-Mail message.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Corrupted .zip file




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
pst file Corrupted - Repair
How to Repair a Corrupted PST File This will help you to repair your pst file when the pst file corrupted. 1. If you Have 32-bit Windows Installed A) For Outlook 2007, go to the location below and run the SCANPST.EXE file. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\SCANPST.EXE B)...
Tutorials
Corrupted CBS.log File
Hello good people, I had started a post in Drivers as my main issue was a disappearing Ralink WiFi Adapter and thought it too be a deeper issue. Here is that forum: http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/306691-ralink-rt5390-wifi-adapter-continuously-uninstalling.html#post2548468. Thanks...
General Discussion
File adpu160m.sys is corrupted
I have already installed windows 7 now I want to install windows xp but when I Try The setup loads and aftersome time it give me the message The file adpu160m.sys is corrupted. Press any key to continue. and then it exits
Installation & Setup
WLMP Corrupted File
So, I recorded some footage with Fraps, opened each file in WLMP and Saved Project. Tried to open it in Windows Live Movie Maker and it wouldn't work. These are quite valuable so if anyone can help I would really appreciate it: I have each file in a zip file: Clips.zip I deleted each...
Music, Pictures & Video


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:38.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App