Windows can't unzip file

By rprzybylow ·
I zipped a filed that was 9.8Gb to 4 Gigs.

I was backing up a customers pics and some other personal information they wanted to keep on to n external HDD. I had to zip it because It was a 9GB HDD.

After Upgrade to win 7 from xp, ( Fresh install) I didn't mean upgrade.

I get a message stating that it cannot unzip a file that is empty. In the properties tab it shows 4.0 GB on the zipped file, please help I don't have the heart to tell them that they lost family photo's.

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With what did you zip the file?

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Windows can't unzip file

WinZip, 7Zip, some Windows compression utility?

If a zip file, download free 7zip and try with it.

If some Windows compression utility, try transferring it to a larger external drive plugged to the same version of Windows with which you zipped it.

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by santeewelding In reply to Windows can't unzip file

That's what gets to me, in spite of all the rest.

In spite, even, of the hyphen.

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