Error Message: "This archive is either in an unknown format or damaged".[SOLVED]

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Error Message: "This archive is either in an unknown format or damaged".[SOLVED]

Post by GreenPanda on Fri 16 Sep 2011, 15:13

Hey, so installed WinRAR 400, and everything seemed to go okay. I did the Single PC Usage license, and it said that it was successfully written. Now when I try to save Town Life Stuff and open it in WinRAR it's coming up with the error message: "This archive is either in an unknown format or damaged". I'm wondering what I did wrong.... Am I supposed to be opening it with WinRAR or saving it and then trying to open?

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Re: Error Message: "This archive is either in an unknown format or damaged".[SOLVED]

Post by JayQuez on Fri 16 Sep 2011, 17:36

It sounds like the download of the archive is incomplete.. I would choose to 'save' when starting the download and then opening it from my storage once finished..
How many times have you tried downloading it?

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Re: Error Message: "This archive is either in an unknown format or damaged".[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Fri 16 Sep 2011, 20:11

Hello,

This error means that the .rar file you've downloaded is either corrupt or not done downloading yet. Are you sure the download is already finished, before actually opening it?
If yes, then I'm afraid there must have been an error during the download -process. The only thing you can do in this case is re-downloading the .rar file, I'm afraid.

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Re: Error Message: "This archive is either in an unknown format or damaged".[SOLVED]

Post by GreenPanda on Sat 17 Sep 2011, 00:22

The thing is I'm not too sure how to do it using WinRar. I used uTorrent for the base game, and it seemed to install just fine. I didn't apply the crack yet because I wanted to download the expansions. When I have the option to Open or Save the file, which should I do? If I open it, should I open with WinRar? Or if I save it, what're the steps from there?

Sorry for the questions that probably have an easy answer, I'm just really new to this whole thing so I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to be doing yet. Instructions would probably help.

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Re: Error Message: "This archive is either in an unknown format or damaged".[SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Sat 17 Sep 2011, 11:07

Hello,
The expansions should also be downloaded with utorrent prior to installing them. Once a download is complete, you can extract the files using winrar and install the expansion.

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Re: Error Message: "This archive is either in an unknown format or damaged".[SOLVED]

Post by GreenPanda on Tue 20 Sep 2011, 10:19

Uh oh ..... -facepalms- Okay, so I really was just being retarded. Lol. Thanks Smile. This is the first time I've ever done this stuff.

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Re: Error Message: "This archive is either in an unknown format or damaged".[SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Tue 20 Sep 2011, 10:37

Hello,
No problem, we've all done this for the first time at some point Very Happy and we're happy to help.
I'm closing this topic, don't hesitate to post a new topic if you run into any other problems!

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