Extracting a zip file through Windows 7

Posted on 2011-02-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
When extracting a zip file through Windows 7 I get the following error 0x80004005, how do I fix it?
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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usually means the file is corrupted .. you  might try 7zip
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Right-click the ZIP, Properties, and make sure to Unblock it first.

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Install Winrar or winzip, and extract the files, to overcome this error...
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Go to control panel-user accounts-click change user account control setting -lower the slider to never notify. Click ok and then try to extract.

Also check in safe mode whether you get the same error. Also make sure you do not have third party zip software's.

Sounds like a crazy step but try it and post the results.


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Would like to give praveen credit - his solution worked.
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If his work-around worked, then accept it :)

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I will close the question.

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