Linux made zip file not unzipping on Windows
I made an 8GB password protected Zip file on Ubuntu 10.10, sent it to a friend who's using Windows 7, and now she can't unzip it. The file transfer speeds between us are very slow, so I don't want to resend it. Every application she's tried (WinRAR, WinZip, and 7Zip) fails and gives some sort of "invalid archive format" error.
I had her do an MD5 checksum on the file and it matches mine. So, the likelihood of it being damaged during transmission is very small. I also successfully unzipped it on my end and used TeamViewer to try and get it unzipped on her end, just to make sure she wasn't doing anything wrong, she wasn't.
What could be the problem be UbuntuForums? Is there a difference in the way Windows and Linux handles zip files that is causing this problem?
The only thing I know for certain is that I know nothing at all, for certain.