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The compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted.

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  1. Fede

    Fede Thread Starter

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    Hey guys, I hope this is the right section to post this in.

    A while ago I made a zip folder to contain all my college coursework, since I had finished the year and they were cluttering up the My Documents folder.
    I put them all in the .zip folder, and once I had completed the course module I didn't want to throw them away, so I just protected them with a password (with the .zip password utility, not any external program), and made the .zip folder a hidden file, in a folder in the My Documents folder.

    I remember I used to be able to access it, and I have gone back to it every now and then. However today when I needed to check one of my courseworks, I could no longer access it and it gave me the message "The compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted." when I click on it.

    I am really not sure why, and have not done anything which I would have thought would ruin that folder.
    The only thing I can think of is that last week I had deleted everything in the "Local Settings\Temp" folder, since I noticed it was 2gb big, and I researched on the internet and found doing so was harmless, so I wouldn't have pinned it on this.

    So I really don't know what to do >< if you need any info:
    I'm on Windows XP (used to be media center, but somehow not anymore)
    The .zip folder was in a folder in the My Documents folder.
    The .zip folder was hidden and password protected.
    I get the error message as soon as I click on it, it doesn't prompt me for password.
    The .zip folder's name was "Biochemistry Module Courseworks".

    Thanks in advance for the help
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Try right-clicking and extracting.
     
  3. Elvandil

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    ZipFix will recover any contents of the archive that are not too corrupted. I'd try recovery first and then run a chkdsk /f on the drive before trying recovery a second time.
     
  4. devil_himself

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    Try This ---

    Start > Run > regsvr32 %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll
     
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