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Windows 7: Can't unzip a file that was zipped on a Mac

23 Sep 2016   #1
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 
Can't unzip a file that was zipped on a Mac

Hi.

I have d/l-ed a .zip file sent to me by a colleague that was zipped on his Mac. I have confirmed that the .zip file size is correct. When I open the file, I se the various folders it contains, but am unable to unzip it. I have tried WinRAR, 7-Zip, and WinZip, but to no avail. I do not know anyone with a Mac. Was hoping someone might have a suggestion or two

Thanks in advance.


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23 Sep 2016   #2
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

I think you are jumping to conclusions blaming the mac platform. I'm into graphic art, where a large number of people use Apple. We swap rar + zip all the time, never even knowing what OS the sender or recipient is using. I'd get him to redo the zip and resend.
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23 Sep 2016   #3
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wasnotwas View Post
I think you are jumping to conclusions blaming the mac platform.
No, I am not.

The person on the other end is able to unzip on his Mac, and therefore - according to him - the zip is fine, and the problem is Windows.

Thanks for trying
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26 Sep 2016   #4
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Found someone with a Mac - and he was unable to unzip there. Looks like the file is indeed corrupt... not sure why my colleague was able to unzip tho....

Thanks.
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26 Sep 2016   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Was the Mac person unzipping the original file still on his hard-drive? And, were you and your other friend using a copy sent via IM or email? Reason for asking: a received file may not be exactly the same as the original file [there's a geek term for that, something about the bytes not matching up between the original and the received].
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27 Sep 2016   #6
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Was the Mac person unzipping the original file still on his hard-drive?

He claims that he d/l-ed the file first. No reason to not believe him there.

were you and your other friend using a copy sent via IM or email?

No - wetransfer.

a received file may not be exactly the same as the original file

True. However, the file size that I d/l-ed, and the file size of the original on my colleague's HDD are identical - right down to the last byte. Is it possible that the received file could still be different if the above is true?

Thanks for responding.
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