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Capitan

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Compressing documents sometimes makes empty files
« on: March 04, 2010, 05:03:08 am »
Sometimes when I compress multiple documents, the result is an empty .zip.

I am considering just "archiving" instead, with the archive feature, but I don't know whether or not that compresses or not?

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Re: Compressing documents sometimes makes empty files
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 05:11:49 pm »
Hi,

Archiving just hides objects, it doesn't compress them. Can you find a pattern about which files give you an error when compressing?

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Re: Compressing documents sometimes makes empty files
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 05:22:50 pm »
I'm not sure there's a pattern, I just went through my older workspaces and noticed sometimes when I compressed all files in a workspace, it would make an empty zip file.  I was fortunate to find this out before I deleted the files permanently(the files that were supposed to be compressed).

I was basically trying to compress all files within a workspace.

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Re: Compressing documents sometimes makes empty files
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 08:49:14 am »
I think it may be helpful for compression function to test the zip automatically after creation and then tell user that it was created and tested successfully, or something.  Otherwise, user will have to unzip it once to confirm that it was created successfully.

 

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