Wednesday, November 1, 2006

2001 census files - can't unzip/open


I've downloaded the following files from the ftp site and have received the same error for all of them when trying to unzip: "Cannot open file. It does not appear to be a valide archive. If you downloaded this file, try downloading the file again." Then when I click OK I get "Errors occured while extracting. Do you want to view the last output?" When I say Yes I get the following message: "End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a Zip file, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part Zip file."

I did try downloading again but I get the same messages I downloaded about 40 other files that worked fine. Any ideas as to whether I'm doing something wrong or whether the files are corrupted?

List of files that I can't unzip (ftp/dli/census/2001/ascii/topic-based tabulations/):

Families and Household Living Arrangements

Language Composition of Canada

Canada's Workforce: Paid Work


Thank you for bringing this to our attention. There may have been a slight problem when the files were loaded onto the FTP.

We noted one small point - Canada's Workforce: Paid Work 95F0380XCB2001001 - this file seems to download, but the others
were problematic.

I am working at getting another copy of the files. I will advise you once we have reloaded them on the FTP.

Thanks again for keeping us informed about the situation and we'll try to get this done asap.

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