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    .rar/zip problems

    Hi all
    I'm new to the android system so this is probably a simple qusetion!
    I'm having difficulties with zipped files. when I try to download it takes about 10 secs but all I get is an empty file. I have used the stock browser, dolphin and opera and the same thind always happens. What am I doing wrong?????

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    What webstie(s) are you trying to download from?

    I have not had any issues downloading .zip and .rar when I need to, including firmware updates from ASUS. I mainly use Dolphin for Pad or Opera Mobile for my browsing.


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    Ive come across this before, I haven't worked out what causes it yet, but some (most) work fine, but ocassionally I also get a failed 0 byte download.

    How big was the file you were trying to download ? It might be a size limit thing, but I havent looked into it yet
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    Soundwave
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    the files I've attempted to down load are the various formats of books, the various formats of the particular title,epub pdf etc they are never more than
    4meg. I have no problem downloading a single format the problem only occurs when they
    are grouped in zip files. the web sites are the usual free book spots

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    After they download, are the files still the same size or do they show a different file size?

    Also, how are you trying to unzip them?


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    once downloaded they show a very very big drop in size. I use file manager hd or androzip pro to un zip them. Have also checked the files by downloading
    them on the pc to check. They are valid. Ihave anti virus installed could this be prevevting the downloads

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    I am not sure, but that could be the issue.

    I would try to disable your virus protection and downloading the files again and see if this helps.


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    If all else fails maybe download to PC unzip and copy to the TF!
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    Use Opera mobile.It's the only browser apk that downloads rar files on android devices.Some internet sites provide unrecognized far formats for android devices,but Opera mobile catches them all.No more unrecognized far files,or empty files or broken far format.Great browser...

 

 

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