trouble decrypting AES256 symmetric encrypted file

Erwan David erwan at
Fri Sep 23 12:57:04 CEST 2005

Le Fri 23/09/2005, JIH, DOUG Y. disait
> I used 7-Zip to archive about 4.6 GB of files, and I used GPG to
> encrypt the 7z file.  7-Zip can't seem to open the partially decrypted
> file, unfortunately, so I can't get any of the files back.
> I was hoping that the whole 7z file was still available in its
> encrypted form, and that GPG was simply confused by an overflown
> 32-bit index or something like that.
> In any case, this seems like a serious problem that people should be
> aware of.

Zip file catalogue is at end of archive (even if it is called "Central
Directory"). WIthout the end of the file, not very much can be done on
the archive...

Erwan David

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