#71 Cannot make an BZip2 archive


I was trying to make a bz2 from two files which I selected with Ctrl
key. I gave a right click on one of the files .. make archive and the
straight OK.
A message box appear with message: The parameter is
Guess that's all.
7-zip is COOL! It keep me a step away from piracy :).
Thank you guys!



  • Igor Pavlov

    Igor Pavlov - 2003-02-05

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    bzip2 doesn't support compressing more than one file

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I semiroutinely run into files that when I try to put them
    in an archive (tar or zip) using the 7-zip program, it just

    With b24 it generated an unspecified error, in b28 it gave
    me a similar incorrect parameter error on the same files.
    Beats me...

    Oh, little anecdote. I uninstalled 7-Zip b24 and apparently
    it couldn't delete one of the core .dll files. When I tried
    installing b28 afterwards it didn't reinstall the 7zip
    context menu entries in explorer.

    My solution was uninstalling, renaming the 7-zip dir,
    rebooting, hitting okay about 30 times while something
    complained about all the .dll files that wern't there. Then
    I reinstalled and it was fine (and I threw in a mess of
    reboots for good measure).

    This is on an otherwise healthy W2k system.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    make a .tar file then compress that w/ bz2

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    It also unexpectedly quits when trying to change compression
    level of Zip fom Normal to ultra.

  • Daniel Serodio

    Daniel Serodio - 2004-02-10

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    What about making a .tar.bz2 instead of failing?

  • Jim Michaels

    Jim Michaels - 2008-04-27

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    you should put that factoid about not being able to compress more than 1 file in the manual with the -mBZip2 switch documentation. makes for a lot of comfused folks. I thought I was just getting a better compression method.


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