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  • Started 6 years ago by billbonza
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billbonza
Posts: 242

Ive just zipped a music file (405 mb) with vistas own zip utility. Its shrunk it down to 38 mb, which is great-but it wont open. Message displayed is: Access to the compressed (zipped) folder 'G:\ music.zip' is denied. I copied the file to a pen drive (yes,G) and they played ok before zipping. Any ideas?

Posted 6 years ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

How did you zip the file? With "Send to"?

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billbonza
Posts: 242

Yeah. Ive clicked on 'extract all..' but im getting this message: Please insert the last disk of the Multi-Volume set and click ok to continue. I click ok, but nothing.

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whs
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Something is very odd. Maybe it's the size of the file - 405MB is a lot of stuff. Did you test with a much smaller music file (2-4MB) whether the function works at all.

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billbonza
Posts: 242

I'll give it a go. Incidentally, it was 405mb to 330 mb- not 33.

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whs
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That sounds more reasonable. But check with a small file anyhow.

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billbonza
Posts: 242

It works with a single song.. File too big i suppose.

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whs
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That's what I would say. A Zip folder is essentially a suitcase to carry files (especially multiple files) over the net. Now, no 300 or 400 MB's would make it as an attachment over the net. The ISP would be seriously coughing. I do not know what the maxsize for zip folders is, but I will try to find out.

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billbonza
Posts: 242

Thanks whs

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whs
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The answer may take a couple of days. I sent the WinZip support people an email.

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Lighthouse
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Is it me being stupid? But where did bilbonza mention sending it over net?

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billbonza
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Could i just compress the G drive after ive filled it? Its 1gb.

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whs
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In principle you should be able to compress any folder. But with 1GB you might run again into a size problem. Try it, what can you loose.
@LH, He didn't.

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whs
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@billbonza, The WinZip people answered my query. I am afraid it does not help a lot. Here is my query and their amswer:

System: Vista SP1 32bit
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> Is there a maximum size for a zip folder. Tried to zip a music file of
> 405MB. It shrunk it to 330MB, but then I could not open it. Message
> was: "Access to the compressed (zipped) folder 'G:\ music.zip' is
> denied". G is a pen drive from where the unzipped music file functions
> flawlessly.

Note that the message above is from the Windows 'Compressed folders'
utility rather than WinZip itself; the issue would appear to be at the
system level.

Can you start WinZip and access the file through the open archive
action?

Compressed Folders can do basic zipping and unzipping, but there is
a large list of WinZip features that have no equivalents in Compressed
Folders, including the Zip and E-Mail feature, the ability to install
software from Zip files containing Themes and ScreenSavers, create
self-extracting Zip files that can be unzipped by users who don't have a
Zip utility, use and display comments within Zip files, create Zip files
that span multiple removable disks, split large Zip files into smaller
files for e-mailing, etc., locate recently used or downloaded Zip files,
or access the free WinZip add-on that lets you work with Zip files from
the command line or a batch file.

Currently XP always understands Zip files to be ShellFolders,
regardless of what application is associated with them. This behavior
appears to be governed by a registry key associated with the GUID for
compressed folders. But we have not had the chance to test the
repercussions of removing the key.

By the way, this same issue causes Zip file not to be included in the
list of recently used documents.

We also noticed that you can control whether compressed folders display
in Windows Explorer by doing the following:

If you open Windows Explorer and click on the + symbol next to
the folder mentioned above, the left side expands and you see no
compressed (zipped) folders on the left side.

Close Windows Explorer.

Re-open Windows Explorer and click on either the *icon* or the
*folder name that is hyperlinked* (of that same folder), the
left side expands and you see compressed (zipped) folders on
the left side.

To reset how compressed (zipped) folders display in Windows
Explorer you need to close and re-open Windows Explorer.

So if you don't want to see compressed folders on the left side of
Windows Explorer, always expand by clicking on the + symbol.

If you're using windows XP The drastic solution is to unregister
compressed folders. You would think that if compressed folders were not
installed, it would always gray out the button. But that is not the
case. Unregistering compressed folders has the side effect of removing
the content type value from the .ZIP key and this in turn causes IE's
special handling to be avoided. This can be accomplished by issuing the
command regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll

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billbonza
Posts: 242

thanks for your efforts whs. ive read their response above...and you're right,it doesnt really help. im slowly zipping my way through each song as a labour of love. they put a man on the moon fifty years ago.....thanks again.

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maryjane9110024
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That is not true. I have a zip file which I have successfully unzipped before and now all the sudden I'm getting the error message "Please insert the last disk of the Multi-Volume set and click OK to continue"

Posted 5 years ago
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Spacegold
Posts: 594

Seems like reducing the folder size would be a more efficient solution than zipping individual files. Did you try something like 50Mb at a time?

Posted 5 years ago
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