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zipped files are password protected

I've downloaded the zip file and am attempting to extract the files. Using 7-zip it gives me an error on 299 files of 'cannot open output file'. I have also tried to extract with the default Windows unzip program and it tells me that the files are password protected. Where can I find this password? Or can you upload a version that is not password protected?


  • It isn't

    try using

    Unfortunately proprietary software can't read valid zip files sometimes.

    It was zipped using zip, you can’t get closer to the true form than that.

    grep is your friend.

  • I finally was able to find someone at my organization that could open the file. Unfortunately I am unable to use zipeg because of Java version conflicts with other programs that we use. Thanks for the suggestion though. I hope this extension ends up being what I need it to be.

    While I understand your beef with the proprietary zip programs, It honestly shouldn't be such a problem for people to simply unzip your extension. When almost every comment is about just unzipping the files then it seems more like a problem with how they were originally zipped in the first place.

  • I used a trick when extracting it using 7-zip. Open the file with 7-zip and 'drag' the 'FileUpload' directory from the actual archive.
    Maybe it has so much troubles, because there is a file called 'FileUpload' in the archive and a directory called 'FileUpload'. I don't know. At least it worked for me :-)

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  • GaryFunkGaryFunk Senior Application Developer ✭✭
    edited January 2013

    The uploader has used zip compression method that is not standard.

  • x00x00 MVP
    edited January 2013

    How so? All my plugins are zipped the same way, this is the only one with this issue.

    I suggest it is an issue opening large/rich files. It might be the fact there is an icon library included. I may not include it next time.

    Only some people are having issues with opening it too. Not necessarily the majority.

    Put it this way there is a standard way of indicating password protection, this doesn't have password protection, so the software is using an arbitrary means of detecting password protection, false positive.

    grep is your friend.

  • Btw I have actually tried the zipping by other method before, it doesn’t make a difference.

    grep is your friend.

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