Corrupt ZIP Folder

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SAN
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Postby SAN » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:27 pm

Hi All

I am using your program for a few days now, and overall I was quite impressed until I ran into the following snag:

I created 1 Mirror and 1 dropdown plugin backup without any problems.

Thereafter I created 2 "Normal" backups (All files on Drive - Only selected the root nl: D:\ and E:\. The backups were completed without errors, but on inspection of the ZIP folders I received the following message "ZIP folder corrupt"

Please assist

You have the potential of being Great!

Regards



Softland
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Postby Softland » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:47 am

Hi,


If the zip file size is less than 2 GB, FBackup generates standard zip formats.

This format is compatible with any zip utility available on the market.

For zip files greater than 2 GB, FBackup uses zip64 technology (which allows unlimited zip file size).

This format is compatible with WinZip 9.1 or later.



SAN
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Postby SAN » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:50 pm

So must I install WinZip 9.1 in order to make my backups accessable?



Softland
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Postby Softland » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:17 pm

Hi,


You can restore the large zip files using FBackup. If you want to open the files using another application, please use WinZip 9.1 or later. Windows Explorer cannot handle zip files larger than 2 GB.



SAN
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Postby SAN » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:42 pm

So in order to use FBackup I must now spend R600.00 ($59.00) or is there a work around less expensive? Why did you not design with the basic ZIP program that is bundled with XP?



Softland
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Postby Softland » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:15 pm

Hi,


You should use FBackup to back up and restore your data files.



SAN
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Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:16 pm

Postby SAN » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:54 pm

While my system reports the ZipFile corrupt?



Softland
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Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 7:57 am

Postby Softland » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:59 pm

Hi,


It seems you did not understand. FBackup can create valid zip files larger than 2 GB. As a proof, you can use WinZip 9.1 or later to open them and see they are healthy. It is a limitation that Windows Explorer cannot handle large zip files.




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