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#1 simmer

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Posted Apr 02 2020 - 11:18 AM

I recently had to re-install windows 10 64 bit. most everything is good the only problem I'm having since getting my GPL back up and running is this. It seems that some files that I download are acting strange. compressed or some zip files wont open like I expect them to. example ;  the 55 mod track updates come to my computer as encrypted file that I can not open, and the nassau track that is wonderful, but that file is encrypted as well.  Any ideas what I should be looking at?  I have the latest version of WinZip. Just bought it.  Please any ideas.


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Edited by simmer, Apr 09 2020 - 04:08 PM.


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Posted Apr 02 2020 - 02:13 PM

Have you tried extracting with .7z ?

I use it all the time and it is free.
https://www.7-zip.org/download.html



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Posted Apr 02 2020 - 02:14 PM

I had strange issues as well until the folks had me download and use 7zip .... get it here ... https://www.7-zip.org/download.html

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Posted Apr 02 2020 - 02:34 PM

I think the most likely explanation is that the files are being corrupted during the download process. Does your internet connection show any problems, such as slow speed, or does it pause partway through a download and then resume again? Does your browser display web pages 100% correctly? If you download one of these "encrypted" files, what happens if you try to download it again immediately? Do you get the same result? Try using the command-line "file compare" utility to check that the files are the same. To do this:

[1] Press "Windows + R"
[2] In the Run box type in CMD and press enter.
[3] When the command line appears, use CD to switch to your download directory.
[4] Type in:
    fc /b file1 file2
Where "file1" and "file2" are the two copies of the file you downloaded.
This performs a file comparison using the "/b" switch for binary mode. Hopefully, you should get a message saying that the two files are identical. If not, then one or both of the files have been corrupted during the download, and you should do some troubleshooting on your internet connection to improve its quality.

If the files are identical, and you don't seem to be getting any corruption or interruption during the download, then I'm afraid I'm puzzled.

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Posted Apr 03 2020 - 08:55 AM

View Postpaul skingley, on Apr 02 2020 - 02:13 PM, said:

Have you tried extracting with .7z ?

I use it all the time and it is free.
https://www.7-zip.org/download.html

Yes I have tried 7-zip and it tells me that the the files were corrupted. this seems to be my problem the downloaded files are corrupted somhow.

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Edited by simmer, Apr 03 2020 - 08:55 AM.


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Posted Apr 03 2020 - 05:15 PM

Wow, I have tried every thing I can think of, and no luck. this is crazy. not just files from this site, but most sites. I have googled every question I can think of. no luck. It's most likely an easy fix, but I'm lost. please don't stop with ideas for me, thanks all

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Posted Apr 04 2020 - 02:42 AM

Do you have Norton or any other AV suites on your PC?

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Posted Apr 04 2020 - 08:54 AM

Only windows defender, and I have tried shutting it off during downloads. my latest thoughts are about my internet service comcast or here in Florida "Xfinity"
I'm trying to get through to them but this could take awhile. They are shutdown until this virus is under control.

Edited by simmer, Apr 04 2020 - 09:07 AM.


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Posted Apr 04 2020 - 09:37 AM

All the files you have problem with, works when downloaded on my rig.
Don't know what else could be other than what already suggested above; sorry.

I can post Nassau installer in one single file here so you just need the extra files/fixes from here
http://srmz.net/inde...showtopic=11166

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Posted Apr 04 2020 - 09:41 AM

Thanks ginetto, I think at least I'm on the right track now, Like everyone I'll have to wait until this virus is gone.

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Posted Apr 04 2020 - 09:46 AM

See my updated post above :rolleyes:

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Posted Apr 04 2020 - 11:24 AM

Ginetto, I can't thank you enough.... :balloons:  And be well, you and yours.




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