#57 Error extracting to non-existent folder

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2011-08-27
2011-08-27
Daniel Le
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Xarchiver v0.5.2

Try to extract to a non-existent folder.

Expected result: A new folder is created and the archive is extracted to that folder.
Actual result: Error warning displayed: 'An error occurred while accessing the archive:'

The error is both unnecessary and misleading. The program should either informs the user that the chosen folder does not exist yet, and decides to create it before continue (or just stop); or it should silently does so.

Discussion

  • Daniel Le
    Daniel Le
    2011-08-27

    • priority: 5 --> 7
     
  • Daniel Le
    Daniel Le
    2011-08-27

    I'm experience the problem with .tar.gz archives. .zip archives are extracting fine.

     
  • Daniel Le
    Daniel Le
    2011-08-27

    The above description is when trying to extract using Right Click -> Extract To ...
    When running Xarchiver GUI first, select an .tar.gz archive, then click the Extract button, input in a non-existent folder -> 'An error occurred! [new_line] Please check the 'Store archive output' option to see it' error dialog is displayed. Again, this is misleading and not very useful.