$75 for extracting a corrupt 7-zip file

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  1. peytonrm

    peytonrm New Member

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    $150 to anyone who can extract a corrupt 7-zip file

    I have a 7-zip file with some very important data in it that I really need to have, but it somehow got corrupted and can't be opened in the usual way. I have looked everywhere and not been able to find any recovery utilities that work with 7-zip, so I am offering $150 to anyone who can extract this file for me. The file is over a gig large, so I can't just post it for everyone to try. Let me know if you have the skills to do this and I will mail a dvd.
     
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    peytonrm New Member

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    I really need this. Is the money not enough or too much of a pain in the ass to get mailed a dvd or just no one knows how to do this?
     
  3. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    if I was even interested in giving it a crack, my services are $150/hr. And just a guess... that is not a 1hr job
     
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    what's the "very important data"?
     
  5. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    holy shit. for all services it's $150 an hour? where do you live? so i know where to move to and try and do service for that much
     
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    7960 New Member

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    It's $120 for me to show up and then $75/hr on top of that to do any work, including diagnosing the problem.

    $150/hr probably isn't unreasonable.
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    ZIP files are very fragile. I know it doesn't help you this time, but don't use ZIP files to store important data. Just store it in an NTFS-compressed folder, if you need to save space, or an NTFS-encrypted folder, if you need to make sure nobody but nobody will ever be able to read it.
     
  8. piratepenguin

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    That won't stop much ;) Any cracker who gets the users account would be able to read it (okay, that's a guess, but I'm nearly certain of it).


    What exactly does it protect against? Reading it from another OS?
     
  9. kilamasta

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    WinRar repair corrupted zip sometimes works.
     
  10. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    $150/hr for spontanious work. $75-100 depending on the agreement, and the retainer. As for location, phx,az. Look at the avatar.
     
  11. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    What kind of work exactly? What size are your customers?
     
  12. peytonrm

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    My sales figures from my last job. I need them for the job I am interviewing for now.
     
  13. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    That only works if the original account exists. If they swipe the files and put them on a USB key for later examination, they won't get shit.
     
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    peytonrm New Member

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    Ok, I will pay $150.
     
  15. MSA

    MSA You're gonna be the one that saves me, And after a

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    i might not be able to do it myself, but one of my professors is a computer god and he could probably do it, no promises though. i don't know how much he would charge to do it though. if you mailed it out tomorrow, i could probably give you a respnse by week.
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    i have both big and smaller customers. I do mostly custom software work, revamping systems, and a lot of architecting.
     
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    Problem is there's so many owned Windows boxes and the owners don't know it, and pretty much nothing will stop the crackers from reading/uploading encrypted directories.
     
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    o2 Witty Title Here OT Supporter

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    Actually I zipped the files to save space, since I wasn't actively using them.

    I still have not found anyone able to do this. The offer is now $150. Any takers?
     
  20. vwgeekdotcom

    vwgeekdotcom Silver Surfer

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    PM Sent.
     
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    o2 Witty Title Here OT Supporter

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    You are zipping sensitive files to save a few hundred megs of space? :ugh:

    Those $150 could have bought you 500GB of HD space....
     
  22. peytonrm

    peytonrm New Member

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    I've used zip files 100,000 times, I would never have dreamed something like this could happen. I suppose I'm wiser now.

    Still looking for someone who can do this.
     
  23. MSA

    MSA You're gonna be the one that saves me, And after a

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    you're not going to be able to recover anything else because you don't have the original hdd. so as i see it you are f'ed in the a...nonetheless by bubba
     

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