Error installing R2016b: archive is not a ZIP archive

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Daniel on 31 Oct 2016
Answered: Walter Roberson on 18 May 2022
I am receiving the following error while trying to install R2016b
The following error was detected while installing 3p/hdfeos2_maci64:
archive is not a ZIP archive
I have never experienced this error before. Any ideas?

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Keerthana Chivukula
Keerthana Chivukula on 4 Nov 2016
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Yongcong Ye
Yongcong Ye on 18 May 2022
I received the same error, and try to solve it as the link said, but it didn't work

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 18 May 2022
In current MATLAB versions, a downloader is used that downloads archives as required; when using the downloader, the error just might occur if you ran out of disk space during the download (but more common in that case would be an error about the magic number not matching.)
With older releases, there was no downloader program. Back then you would download a setup program, and you would download a series of archives. The archives were zip files, but it was important to not expand the zip. However, some people have their browsers configured to automatically expand zip files; that automatic expansion needs to be turned off while downloading the individual installation archives.

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