.ZIP download folder is empty - cannot extract (5 posts)

  1. CargoCrunch
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've downloaded wordpress-3.3.1.zip several times over the past couple weeks and even several times today. I can't extract the files, so I can't FTP it to my host to set up my website.

    When I right-click to Properties > Details, I can see that the folder has 771 KB of data.

    However, when I try to extract / decompress the files, I get the following error:

    Compressed (zipped) Folders Error
    Windows cannot open the folder.
    The compressed (zipped) folder (...)/wordpress-3.3.1.zip is invalid.

    Is there a mirror where I can redownload WordPress, or some other solution? Thank you!

  2. CargoCrunch
    Posted 4 years ago #

    To clarify, I get the error message above when I double-click to open the folder.

    When I manually navigate to the parent folder (Desktop) and right-click on the .zip and click "Extract All," I get the following error:

    Cannot Complete the Compressed (zipped) Extraction Folders Wizard
    The compressed (zipped) folder is empty.

    Before you can extract files, you must copy
    files to this compressed (zipped) folder.

  3. CargoCrunch
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OK, I used BlueHost's 1-step install, but I'm leaving this message open in case it helps others. This appears to still be a problem. Thanks!

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've just downloaded a copy and opened the zip file without any problems.

  5. CargoCrunch
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Right, I know it's not an issue for everyone, or the forums would have been blowing up. I don't know why there is a problem, but I still see it. Just thought I'd let you know.

    Is there any information I can provide that would help diagnose?

    Has anyone else encountered this issue?

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