Studio 2009: saying ‘An error occurred extracting the package. Cannot find central directory.’
Thread poster: Maura Kontio

Maura Kontio
Finland
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English to Finnish
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Oct 23, 2011

I’m fairly new to Studio 2009, but I’ve managed to do a few basic projects with it. Today, when extracting a package, I got an error message saying ‘An error occurred extracting the package. Cannot find central directory.’ and the package won’t open. Does anyone know the reason for this? How can I fix it?

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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 04:05
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Polish to German
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Package is damaged Oct 23, 2011

Ask the customer for a new one.

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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
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Alternatively... Oct 23, 2011

...you can rename the "sdlppx" file extension to "zip", create a new project with the "sdlxliff" files, the TM and all the other resources included in the package and then send the translated "sdlxliff" files to the client.

I would ask the client for his permission before starting this workflow though.


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
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@Stanislav: this will not work Oct 23, 2011

or better this will work only in case there was no termbase and no project TM there.
Otherwise the receiver of the package would need to restore the whole package structure.
Provided he would be able to do so (is not that complicated at all) it would however still be necessary to tell this the customer, as no return package can be created in any case.


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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It will work perfectly... Oct 24, 2011

Hi Jerzy,
I've used this workflow several times. Simply sending the translated SDLXLIFF files (no project package) to the client, who then copies them into his/her project folder, works like a charm.


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