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I'm trying to extract files from a zip file on Windows 7. The filenames are in Japanese, but they just look like éñé▀é─é±é─ü[é╓é┐éσèGòùé▄é╟é⌐üÖâ}âMâJâZâbâg20110423. They include a 3D model file and it's resources, so if I don't extract it with the right names, the model won't load right. I've worked around this before by setting Windows to use Japanese by default for non-Unicode applications, but that does funny things to other programs. I've also tried running 7zip using AppLocale but that doesn't seem to do anything. Is there some way I can do this without setting Windows back to Japanese?

Update: I just tried it with WinZip, and had the same problem. So WinZip, 7zip, and Windows Explorer do not work.

Update 2: Here's the filenames before switching the locale to Japanese:

01.é▄é╟é⌐.pmd
01.é▄é╟é⌐ò╧Égîπ.pmd
02.é│éΓé⌐ò╧Égîπ.pmd
02é│éΓé⌐.pmd
03.â}â~.pmd
03.â}â~ò╧Égîπ.pmd
04.âüâKé┘é▐éτò╧Égîπ.pmd
04.é┘é▐éτ.pmd
04.é┘é▐éτò╧Égîπ.pmd
05.ê╟Äq.pmd
05.ê╟Äqò╧Égîπ.pmd
06.charlotte.pmd
06.æσcharlotte.pmd
map1.bmp
metal.sph
README.txt
shirome.tga
tateme08.tga
water.bmp
â^âÅâVPé╠README`

And after:

01.まどか.pmd
01.まどか変身後.pmd
02.さやか変身後.pmd
02さやか.pmd
03.マミ.pmd
03.マミ変身後.pmd
04.ほむら.pmd
04.ほむら変身後.pmd
04.メガほむら変身後.pmd
05.杏子.pmd
05.杏子変身後.pmd
06.charlotte.pmd
06.大charlotte.pmd
map1.bmp
metal.sph
README.txt
shirome.tga
tateme08.tga
water.bmp
タワシPのREADME

The folder name changed from that first garbled line I mentioned to うめてんてーへちょ絵風まどか☆マギカセット20110423.

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Do they look like that after extracting or in the preview? –  Scott Chamberlain Feb 19 '13 at 4:56
    
It happens before and after extracting, and that's the problem: the glitched filenames != the original filenames, so when I open the 3D model, it can't find it's resources. –  Zelda64fan Feb 19 '13 at 13:44
    
Have you tried other archivers to see if they are better in terms of guessing the encoding, such as WinRAR, WinZIP and so on? –  Karan Feb 19 '13 at 17:41
    
At the moment I've only tried Windows Explorer and 7zip. –  Zelda64fan Feb 19 '13 at 18:51
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It's a known issue, with a HotFix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2704299

Previously others solved it this way: http://mikudance.info/help/AppLocale.html

HTH

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Have you tried converting the filenames?

I found these tools:

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My output was garbled too. –  Zelda64fan Feb 21 '13 at 22:30
    
Too bad it didn't work. Could you edit your question and add a few examples of filenames as you see them after uncompressing and what they look like using the trick of using Japanese for non-Unicode applications ? –  jaume Feb 23 '13 at 12:56
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Even if you do manage to extract them correctly, if you later set the computer back to English, they might not work if the software using them cannot find the files! I would set the computer to Japanese, extract them, load the model in the relevant program and try renaming them in latin characters. I know it's a bit time consuming, but then they should work without any conversion.

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Once I get the files extracted properly, I think it's OK--extracting them seems to be the only problem. –  Zelda64fan Feb 23 '13 at 23:22
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