The archive manager does not archive files or games and gives the following error:

Archive:  /media/BA/setup.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 /media/BA/setup.exe or
/media/BA/setup.exe.zip, and cannot find /media/BA/setup.exe.ZIP, period.

Or if i open it using autorun prompt then gives an error: Permission Denied

How can I archive games or other applications in Ubuntu?


I guess you tried to unpack this file. To compress it open the folder /media/BA and rightclick setup.exe. Then choose Compress...:

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Now you can set the options for the compressed file:

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Create, ready.

If this doesn't work open Archive Manager via Dash. Click Open to add a file or just drag and drop it from Nautilus (file manager).

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To compress it now choose New:

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Hope it works as it does here!

  • there is no option of compress on setup ..there is extract to option which also gives error .. – Aleena Feb 21 '12 at 9:14
  • Indeed! I found another solution and expanded the answer. – Jakob Feb 21 '12 at 9:37

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