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I have some xz archives (that were created in Linux), I can decompress them fine in linux but I'm trying to open them in Windows (7). I've used both 7zip and ExtractNow. In both cases the archive opens ok but when I extract the file it says it's corrupted and it creates a zero byte file. Any ideas what the problem is?

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closed as too localized by Dennis, Dave M, wizlog, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, TFM Mar 5 '13 at 18:42

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ExtractNow uses 7-Zip libraries (source), so there's a decent chance that this is a result of a bug or a missing feature in 7-Zip. TO be able to give you a better answer than "decent chance", I'd need access to the archive. Is it too big or too private to share it? –  Dennis Mar 5 '13 at 14:04
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I worked out that the problem was to do with ascii mangling getting the data off the ftp server. Setting the transfer to binary sorted it out. Thanks for your input. –  beacon_bonanza Mar 5 '13 at 14:59
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Perfect example of why it's always important to include all information in your question, no matter how irrelevant it seems. –  Dennis Mar 5 '13 at 15:01
    
You live and learn... Cheers. –  beacon_bonanza Mar 5 '13 at 15:23

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I worked out that the problem was to do with ascii mangling getting the data off the ftp server. Setting the transfer to binary sorted it out.

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As a workaround you may try xz below cygwin.

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