#123 Error decompress multi volume zip archive


Hi there,

i've created a multi volume zip archive under CentOS 6.2 - 7-Zip (A) 9.20 - with the command
7za a -tzip -v1g rawdata.zip .

The result are two files radata.zip.001 and rawdata.zip.002

Now i want to decompress the files on the same machine with the command
7za x -tzip rawdata.zip.001

an then i got the message:
7-Zip (A) 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18
p7zip Version 9.20 (locale=de_DE.UTF-8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,2 CPUs)

Processing archive: rawdata.zip.001
Error: Can not open file as archive

After transfering the files to a windows machine, i can use the window version of 7-zip to successfully decompress the files.

So, why does the linux version not work? Bug?
The problem is i need the linux version for a script!

Best regards,



  • Igor Pavlov

    Igor Pavlov - 2012-02-15

    rawdata.zip.001 is not ZIP archive. It's ZIP inside SPLIT.
    Remove -tzip switch.
    Or try switch -tzip.split

  • Karl Schlicker

    Karl Schlicker - 2012-02-16

    Thanks Igor, without the -tzip switch it works!

  • Karl Schlicker

    Karl Schlicker - 2012-02-16
    • status: open --> closed

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