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need Help by download

Post by MR86 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:22 pm

Hello,

When I wanted to download an airplane with the size of about 17 MB I got the download window appears that the file is only 8.5 kb in size. I have often repeated but it was every any download the same problem.

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Re: need Help by download

Post by mel wilson » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:53 am

Hi, welcome to Surclaro,

I am not clear what you are asking, can you be a little more specific please.

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Re: need Help by download

Post by rd » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:59 am

This isn't a problem. The file you are downloading is in a zipped file/folder. The size of the folder can be very small. However, when you unzip it, it can be big to huge. So, while the zip file is 8.5kb in size, after you open it and unzip it, it will now be a 17MB file. That is what "zipping" does. It makes a huge file small by compression, and when opened, becomes its original size again.

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Re: need Help by download

Post by MR86 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:55 pm

Hello,

Thank you for your answers. I know that I decompress Zip files are smaller before than after. The first is the proplem all files are 8.5 kb in size and the 2nd is the extract (click on it), an error message.

This is: The archive has either an unknown format or is damaged

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Re: need Help by download

Post by rd » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:25 pm

If you could post up a link or title of the download so I could look at it, would be super.

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