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    Unhappy off topic

    i know its off topic but i don't have any one else to ask.

    This is how it is, i downloaded a zip file (now link is gone), and when unzipping - winzip reports errors. Please tell me how to fix this, (i have tried pkzipfix-didn't work) And one thing i am sure the file is fully downloaded(that is it was not dropped in the middls).

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    Think you might be out of luck here...

    Pkzipfix has never worked for me... I think it's a scam personally.

    Your best bet would be to search various web-search engines for the filename and try again.

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    tried about 13 ftp search engines, and yahoo etc. Can't find it anywhere? anybody

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    Maybe if you say what the file was, someone might have a more reliable source for it?

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    maybe it's your winzip that's screwing up. I'm sure you've used it before and ruled out that possibility, but I figured I'd at least mention it.

    Are you sure it's a zip file? Sure it's not a .gz, .z, .tar or something like that?

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    Usually when you open a valid zip with a text editor , the first 2 chars in the file are "PK". If it doesnt have that then it may not be a zip.

    I'm not sure if this is the case with TARs......etc.

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    This is the error that i receive

    Error: invalid compressed data to inflate

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    that sounds like you're using the wrong extractor....

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