Zip file isn't being read correctly?

By pyromaster114
Jan 4, 2008
  1. Okay, so I have a computer that is running windows vista home premium.
    I put a zip file on it from a flash drive. I have transfered the file countless times from the flash drive to other computers, and they extract all the files inside it fine.

    However THIS one only sees / extracts like 3 of the 10 files inside the .zip file...
    What the @#%^ is going on?
    I've never experienced such a retarded problem that doesn't make any sense before... everything looks right, the zip file is the correct size in both places...
    I don't get it...
  2. pyromaster114

    pyromaster114 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 246

    Okay well I figured out that I can get it to extract the files IF and ONLY IF i tell it to view the hidden files and folders...
    What kind of bug is that? Microsoft really should fix that...
    Any idea why it does that?
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    It is not a bug - Windows will hide system files and folders as default to stop people fiddling with them. You can also set files and folders as hidden that are not system files - Vista is known for being ultra protective so I am not surprised that it has set some of your files as hidden simply because of the file extension.
    Don't worry - change the attributes so it does not happen again.
  4. pyromaster114

    pyromaster114 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 246

    I still find it strange that vista decides that it isn't going to extract the files that aren't shown to the user...
    But then again it asked me if I wanted to run that exe file twice... so I guess it's just THAT protective to prevent some sort of problems... (apparently to no avail...)
    But oh well... I guess I has to not make files i want extracted hidden...
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