problem unziping large file

matt baker mattlbaker at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 21:29:35 UTC 2006


So this is what I did.  I right-clicked on a folder and selected the
option "create archive".  It created the zip file just fine with no
errors.  Now I right-click on the zip file and select "Extract Here"
and it gives me this message.

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error:  Zip file too big (greater than 4294959102 bytes)
  End-of-central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not
  a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the
  latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
  the last disk(s) of this archive.
unzip:  cannot find zipfile directory in one of
/home/mlbaker/Desktop/test.zip or
        /home/mlbaker/Desktop/test.zip.zip, and cannot find
/home/mlbaker/Desktop/test.zip.ZIP, period.
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if I try by command line here it is

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[mlbaker at isPgm00 Desktop]$ unzip test.zip
error:  Zip file too big (greater than 4294959102 bytes)
Archive:  test.zip
  End-of-central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not
  a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the
  latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
  the last disk(s) of this archive.
unzip:  cannot find zipfile directory in one of test.zip or
        test.zip.zip, and cannot find test.zip.ZIP, period.
[mlbaker at isPgm00 Desktop]$
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I have 200 gigs free, so space is not a problem.  The zip file is 4.3
gigs.  Unfortunately I could really use some of the data in this
archive...  Any help is appreciated.

This was done on a FC6 box.

Thank you all!




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