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archieve manager does not archieve files

The archive manager does not archive files and gives an error message during the archive.

Archive: /home/roland/Downloads/InstallWoW.exe
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/roland/Downloads/InstallWoW.exe or
/home/roland/Downloads/InstallWoW.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/roland/Downloads/InstallWoW.exe.ZIP, period.

How can I archive games?

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marked as duplicate by fossfreedom Feb 21 '12 at 8:18

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right click on file > compress > then you can –  One Zero Feb 21 '12 at 6:16
is that what u r asking –  One Zero Feb 21 '12 at 6:16
there is no compress option ..there is a option of extract to ..and i also try extracting but there is a same archieving error.:( –  Aleena Feb 21 '12 at 6:29
the file is of type DOS/Windows executable (application/x-ms-dos-executable) –  Aleena Feb 21 '12 at 6:31
delete one of your question , you got 2 question same –  One Zero Feb 21 '12 at 6:31

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Press Ctrl+Alt+t (shortcut)to open terminal window

tar cf ~/wow.exe.tar /home/roland/Downloads/InstallWoW.exe

wow.exe.tar will be in your home directory

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