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Warning: The issue described in this article can affect all types of GIS data and use of the data in any GIS application.Instructions provided describe how to fix WinZip configuration and avoid data corruption. Data may be corrupted if it is extracted with the WinZip utility. The corruption that occurs can affect any type of GIS data.
Note: The issue described in this article does not affect other compression utilities
A default setting must be changed on the WinZip compression utility. The default setting may corrupt data, while data is being unzipped.
Note: This setting has no effect on data when it is zipped.Follow the steps below.
Note: Here are some examples of error messages and problems that can occur if the 'TAR file smart CR/LF conversion' is checked when data is extracted.IMPORT fails with the following error:
Importing intdatimp from interchange file intsdata.e00 forrtl: severe (64): input conversion error, unit -5, file Internal Formatted Read Bailing out of CONVEXPORT Program failed to start or was killed"SDTSIMPORT can return the following error messages:
"Error reading LE01 module (record 8) missing FLIPS 123 subfield format definition bailing out of CONVEXPORT" "Error reading LE01 module, (record 2) missing FLIPS subfield format definition unable to create arc coverage, bailing out of CONVSDTS" "Raster object does not contain any layer, unable to created grid output path, bailing out of CONVSDTS"
"Archive contains X number of files. <file_name(s).tar> 'Should WinZip decompress it to temporary folder and open it?'"B. Click 'No'.