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I have recently upgraded my system OS to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

I have some zip files generated from another machine having OS Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

When I try to extract the file in my OS, I get the error:

An Error occurred while loading the archive

I tried unzip and it also does not extract the files.

Does anyone face the same issue? Is there a fix for this?

  • Run file filename.zip to see if the zip signature is still present. Then unzip -t filename.zip to see what unzip thinks about the file. Update the question with the details. – pmqs Jul 12 at 7:51
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try using XArchiver - it's more flexible in understanding of the compression used:

sudo apt install xarchiver 

then locate your files with Nautilus or whatever commander you are using, right click on them and open with xarchiver or "extract here".

good luck :)

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  • Thanks for your reply. I installed xarchiver. Right click on the file and extracted with xarchiver. I got this message "Can't open file "/home/zips/demo1.zip:: Archive Format is not recognized!" – Manzoor Jul 10 at 4:51
  • can you share one of these zip files somewhere ? – Giorgos Saridakis Jul 10 at 9:07

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