When working with the edition of a movie, I was out of space on my HD so I temporarily compressed a very big directory to a zip file and removed the original as a way to get some extra space. I did it by right-clicking and selecting
Compress "my_files". When I ended the work, I tried to recover the original files by decompressing it, except it just didn't work: the resulting directory is simply empty.
What could have happened and is there any hope of fixing that?
EDIT: using the command line instead, I get the error:
Archive: test.zip End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on the last disk(s) of this archive. unzip: cannot find zipfile directory in one of test.zip or test.zip.zip, and cannot find test.zip.ZIP, period.