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windows cannot complete the extraction

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I'm trying to extract some files which is zipped and when i do i receive this error:

Error 0x80004005: Unspecified error


if i try to open the file without extracting and i receive this error;

Windows cannot complete the extraction. The destination file could not be created.
 
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Question by:kwok76_uk
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It may be the compressed file is corrupted.  Can you try something like WinZIP or 7Zip and see if that helps?
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A few questions:

Where did you get the zip file from? Can you re-download it or open it on the computer that created it?
Can you open it on another computer?
Was it created on a mac or in linux?
Was it copied from an encrypted file system?
Can you empty your c:\temp folder and try again?
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