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Deleting files that have been extracted from a zip archive

Can we PLEASE get an update that will allow us to delete the files that were extracted from a zip archive. This is ridiculous. A quick google brings back loads of threads all over the place about people who want to be able to delete files but can't because of some daft bug. 

 

How are RIM not aware of this? Do they not care?

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Re: Deleting files that have been extracted from a zip archive

I use the app Air Browser for delete this file

 

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Re: Deleting files that have been extracted from a zip archive

Tried using airbrowser. Just doesnt work. 

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Re: Deleting files that have been extracted from a zip archive

Open air browser, tap download and open your folder, there are the files that was extracted. I use always and work fine

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Re: Deleting files that have been extracted from a zip archive

Im not disputing that, but it doesnt work for me
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Re: Deleting files that have been extracted from a zip archive

Search another fil manager 

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Re: Deleting files that have been extracted from a zip archive

Tried several. Ghost commander, airbrowser, simple file browser, file expert
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Re: Deleting files that have been extracted from a zip archive

There is a bug in the .zip decompressor used by the native file manager. It incorrectly applies file permissions sometimes stored in the archive to the extracted files, preventing them from being deleted by us mere mortals. Once extracted, there's nothing you can do.

 

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  You could, of course, use Files & Folders to extract your zip files, which doesn't suffer from this problem.

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Re: Deleting files that have been extracted from a zip archive

Yeah. I was hoping RIM actually cared and might get it fixed. All fine and well offering me another piece of software to do it n the future but it doesn't solve my problem
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Re: Deleting files that have been extracted from a zip archive

AFAIK the only way to get rid of your already extracted files, is with a device wipe.

Files & Folders, the unified file & cloud manager for PlayBook and BB10 with SkyDrive, SugarSync, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Docs. Free 3-day trial! - Jon Webb - Innovatology - Utrecht, Netherlands