Having a problem unzipping a file

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  1. Xicculus

    Xicculus OT Supporter

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    I downloaded the Stewie movie off of Limewire in a zip file and when it was downloading, I previewed it and it worked fine.

    Now its complete and when I try to open it, I get a 1.exe file that doesn't do anything.

    How do I unzip it? What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. beave

    beave Housin Beers & Buildin Dams

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    this is what you get for downloading from limewiere
     
  3. Xicculus

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    i recognize that.

    why isnt it prompting me to unzip it?
     
  4. Burns45678

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    Buy The Movie
     
  5. tenplanescrashing

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    you can't play .exe files without an application associated with it
     
  6. Xicculus

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    Ordinarily when I have a zipped file, an unzip program automatically pops up and I am prompted to use it in order to unzip the file.

    How can I do that manually?

    And for the record, I own the box set :bigok:
     
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    Just rename it .zip and try to unzip it then. It may work. :dunno:
     
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    that's what you get for using a fake computer
     
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    RX Bandit Sell You Beautiful »

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    Were you using Stuffitexpander? If not, download it.
     
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    it's probably one of those self extracting .exe files. If so, you're SOL.
     
  11. Xicculus

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    Yes. Stuffit opened it to an .exe file.

    Any other ways of opening it?
     
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    what is the whole file name, does it have another .*** before the .1exe
     
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    you should look for .sit files. those ones are more likely to work. most .zip files are windows based.
     
  14. Xicculus

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    It's 1.exe
     
  15. Skoles

    Skoles Guest

    They're actually splitting it up & showing it as 3 episodes starting tonight I think.
     
  16. urbanride

    urbanride Vodka Powered

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    maybe rename the .exe to avi ... then try to play

    if not get www.videolan.org

    i mean if you could preview it then its not ziped or anything
     
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    trying that. will let you know how it goes, thanks
     
  18. Xicculus

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    I got this message:

    access_output_file: cannot open `'
    stream_out_standard: no suitable sout access module for `file/ts://(null)'
    main: stream chained failed for `std{access=file,mux=ts,url=""}'
    main: cannot start stream output instance, aborting
     
  19. Xicculus

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    Sunuvabitch.

    For most things, Macs rule.

    But when it comes to filesharing, Mac just sucks.
     
  20. manchild

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    use torrents, easier IMO, and ahrder to trace, plus u get it faster.
    If ur using a mac, use acquisiton for ur p2p. For macs, by macs. Pretty much taps into the limewire networks, but also picks up bearshare etc.

    What did it play as when u unzipped it before it was done? What did the file come out as, .mov, etc???
     
  21. tenplanescrashing

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    its you, not the mac. most zip files are dos based and without an associated application, you can't run an .exe file (normally). that is a good thing, one of the reasons the mac is so secure. look for .sit files or try other .zip files or just buy it!
     
  22. ohio_wookie

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    agreed, downloading somthing with a .exe extension is your own fault
     

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