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Windows 8 Extraction Utility - Unable to create folders

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8 Extraction Utility - Unable to create folders


    Hello All,

    I have set my system up with a number of partitions. The primary partition is a 128GB SSD, whilst there are an additional three partitions mounted as NTFS folders on the primary, for ease of use.

    I upgraded from Windows 7 (Home Premium) to Windows 8 Pro last week. Since then, I have been unable to extract zip files using the built in Extraction utility on the mounted partitions. It complains about being unable to create the directory I want to extract the files to.

    Could anyone help me with this?

    (Please note, all solutions will involve me copying from a USB drive to the machine as I won't have a home internet connection for another month )

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    Palm Coast FLorida
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    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    Unfortunately not. I'm just trying to extract the archive to a folder of the same name in the directory (i.e. Windows default extraction location for a file). It's quite annoying as until last week I was able to do this without an issue.
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Windows 8 Extraction Utility - Unable to create folders
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