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Only unzippable copies of JavaRanchCommon.zip?

Stuart Goss
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Joined: Mar 21, 2001
Posts: 169
I know I needn't unzip this, but it won't anyway. I've got
WinZip 8.0 (32bit), WinZip 6.x, and PowerArchiver6.0.x on WinNT.
I've downloaded it 4 or 5 times, read this link: http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum19/HTML/000624.html
And I've found the solution!
Don't download with the InternetExplorer!
Use Netscape for example....
Bye, Stuart
Matthew Phillips
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Joined: Mar 09, 2001
Posts: 2676
I used Internet Explorer without any problems.
Matthew Phillips


Matthew Phillips
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Joined: Jul 22, 2000
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I just now downloaded it with IE 5.5 and unzipped it with WinZip 8.0


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Stuart Goss
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Joined: Mar 21, 2001
Posts: 169
So what was I doing wrong?
I've got IE 5.5 and WinZip 8.0 ...
Stuart
P.S. I just downloaded it with IE 5.5 and could unzip it with winzip ...
I don't get this at all
[This message has been edited by Stuart Goss (edited July 27, 2001).]
Carol Murphy
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Joined: Mar 15, 2001
Posts: 1195
Gremlins. It must be Gremlins. I had trouble unzipping this file too, but that was because I didn't have Winzip installed on my system when I thought I did. Your problem sounds much more mysterious. Good luck, and let us know how you solve it!
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Joined: Jul 22, 2000
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Possibly the file got corrupted during the download. However, if it is some other reason, we'd like to track it down. This is why I'd like to know the file size you got (before it gets overwritten) if anyone has similar problems.
Stuart Goss
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Joined: Mar 21, 2001
Posts: 169
Hi, Marilyn.
I must admit, the mistake may have been on my side as the following will explain:
Before downloading the file with IE5.5 successfully, I went into the pull-down menu EXTRAS then chose INTERNETOPTIONEN (German version) and reset my SETTINGS (EINSTELLUNGEN). Then it worked.
Sometimes, I only had a 120 kbyte file---sometimes 160 kbytes.
Stuart
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Joined: Jul 22, 2000
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The newest one is
<pre>
07/27/2001 07:18a 164,716 JavaRanchCommon.jar
05/06/2001 04:40a 150,528 JavaRanchCommonOld.jar
</pre>
but in Windows File Manager it shows up as 161KB
 
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