Windows' compressed folders utility "password-protected" issue...

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by javacool, Dec 9, 2002.

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  1. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Recently I found one solution to the following bug:

    On Windows XP (and probably also Windows ME), you will sometimes get a "password protected" message for zip files that are not password protected.

    The following fix has been verified on Windows XP (I will test to see if this scenario exists on Windows ME also shortly):

    -This problem can be caused by a single space right before the ".zip" extension in the filename.

    Ex. "test .zip" will give an "enter password" error when trying to decrypt
    BUT
    "test.zip" will not

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
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