Error -1 unable to unarchive. AAAAHHHHH

So I zipped up some old 360|Flex folders; Atlanta, Seattle, and San Jose 1, and stuff to make some room. So far so good, I could just keep the archive file in the business folder and get in it, if I need it.

Enter the MacBook AIR (More on that next), so I figure I’ll unarchive and copy those up to .mac that way I could have alias’s on each machine to have nice access to the data.

Enter the error!

the archive was a monster, 1.24gb, so after a minute or so of processing, OSX tells me that it can’t unarchive, error -1 not enough permissions.

Ah hell.

I rebuilt permissions, renamed the file, tried the command line unzip and zip tools, no dice…

The final solution, changing the extension to .rar That seemed to please the unarchiver, go figure.

I know I’m happy.

By John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

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