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I'm trying to unzip folders that contain .DS_Store files from another computer and because of this, i cannot unzip the folders. I keep getting the error:

Error - unable to expand into downloads (Error 2 - no such file or directory)

Anyone know how i can unzip these folders?

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Is it a file that was compressed with Winzip? What program are you using to decompress the archive? Have you tried opening the archive with a different program (WinRar, 7zip, etc) and then manually expanding the archive into the location of your choice? – Bon Gart Dec 26 '12 at 4:00
It was not compressed with Winzip. It's files that i'm trying to download via web restore. I had a computer die and i'm using a new computer and i need the files on my new computer. I have not tried with anything other than the osx default unzipper – Catfish Dec 26 '12 at 4:02
"because of this, i cannot unzip the folders" No, that's not why. There is a problem with the archive itself. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 26 '12 at 4:06
I'm not sure you're correct, because i can download folders from mozy web restore and unzip them no problem if they don't have a .DS_Store file in them – Catfish Dec 26 '12 at 4:10
@Catfish: correlative, not causative. Presence of those files in the archive would not give that error. – ckhan Dec 26 '12 at 4:18

You could try a software like to BetterZip to view the archive and perhaps extract selectively the files you like.

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Looking in the file with BetterZip shows that the files i'm expecting aren't there, but folders rather than files with the filenames that i would expect. The folders contain nothing so maybe it is an issue with mozy. – Catfish Dec 27 '12 at 22:53

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