Fix the "0x80004005: Unspecified" error when unarchiving .zip files

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If you try unarchiving .zip files which are originally compressed by WinZip and get the 0x80004005: Unspecified error message, kindly follow the steps below to fix the issue:


2.0 Zip legacy encryption format must be used to encrypt those files. To create a 2.0 legacy encryption Zip file, we advise you to perform the steps below:

1. Open WinZip.

2. Click on File on the top-left of the WinZip menu and select WinZip Settings.

3. Click on Encryption on the left-pane.

4. Under the Encryption method, check the Legacy (Zip 2.0) option and click OK.

Note: Using the Zip 2.0 encryption is considered very insecure, and it is only included for legacy compatibility.

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