4.0b13 Unable to Extract Archive

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4.0b13 Unable to Extract Archive

Post by osyk »

NewsLeecher sometimes says "Unable to Extract Archive" when attempting to extract certain RAR files. I think that I've discovered the reason:

If the RAR archive consists of multiple files of the form:


rather than multiple files of the form:


then NewsLeecher is unable to extract.

Interestingly enough, the above "foo.part01.rar" can be opened fine through the WinRAR UI. However, if you attempt to open the archive with WinRAR from the command line with:

winrar.exe x foo.part01.rar c:\temp\

then that fails as well, giving a "No archives found" error.

I'm guessing that archives of the form "*.part??.rar" need special handling.

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Post by osyk »

I discovered that using wildcards on the command line will allow WinRAR to extract files of this pattern:

winrar.exe x foo.part??.rar c:\temp\

I'm not sure if NewsLeecher needs to do something similar. However, I did discover another possible clue to the NewsLeecher problem along the way: the archive that I was dealing with had a special character in its name "&", like this:


another program that I was dealing with didn't like this character, and converted it into a space, causing other problems. I'm not sure if this would apply to NewsLeecher as well.

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Same story different issue.

Post by Thoreau »

I have a similar issue with the repair/extract. It will hang on 0% verify and then lock the whole damn process. I can't stop the process. I can't remove the process that's in verify. It's held, and can't do sTuff else.

Repair and extract used to not have these issues with earlier releases. It seems somebody got cute with a command and didn't think 1 step ahead.

Newsleecher v4 B13. Please unscrew what you have screwed. Thanks.

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4.0b14 Unable to Extract Archive

Post by osyk »

I got this again with 4.0b14. The log has this error message, which occurred immediately before the extraction attempt:

2:55:06 PM ThreadPR Error(121): Access violation at address 00574DEB in module 'newsLeecher.exe'. Read of address 00000017

I was able to successfully open this archive with WinRAR.

This archive also has the "*.part0??.rar" file pattern mentioned above.

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Post by osyk »

I tried to extract this archive from the command line with WinRAR, and it was not able to extract. It complained that the path was too long (260 chars was the maximum stated).

When I shortened the name of the containing directory, I was able to extract with WinRAR from the command line.

Perhaps NewsLeecher has a similar path length limit?

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Post by Smudge »

NewsLeecher has this limit because it is a limitation of Windows.
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Re: 4.0b13 Unable to Extract Archive

Post by gregory2015 »

I am using Long Path Tool software for such errors, and it works like charm.

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