Error 0x80004005: Unspecified Error while extracting zip file on Windows 8

On Windows 8, you may encounter the following error when you try to extract one or more files from a ZIP file:

An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem
Error 0x80004005: Unspecified error


Error 0x80004005 stands for “Access Denied”. In most cases this is the result of a password protected ZIP file. Windows 8 can’t handle password protected ZIP files, neither does it prompt you that the ZIP is password protected.

To workaround, download a good ZIP file manager, like 7-ZIP. 7-ZIP will always prompt you to enter the password if needed.

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sigh windows. this “fix” is not for everyone. i’m getting this problem when i unzip with 7zip, winrar and windows standard unzipper. nothing is fixing this error 0x80004005 problem. it’s ridiculous.


Huh?? It works for me. Thanks you so much


Thank You sooooooooooooooo much!!!!


this hapened right now and also last time but i fixed it one time here is past;so i was downloading gacha life on my computer then when it was done it said compressed zipped folder is invaild i was crying but then i went to sleep it downloaded again and it said gachalife.exe and then i was so happy i played it and finished so thats all

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