backup file not a zip file

Wade Smart wadesmart at
Wed Nov 25 23:02:23 UTC 2009

My friend just called and IM'ed me this message:

[/media/Photos_Vide/compressed keep file]
   End-of-central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not
   a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the
   latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
   the last disk(s) of this archive.
note:  /media/Photos_Vide/compressed keep file may be a plain 
executable, not an archive
zipinfo:  cannot find zipfile directory in one of 
/media/Photos_Vide/compressed keep file or
           /media/Photos_Vide/compressed keep, and cannot find 
/media/Photos_Vide/compressed keep file.ZIP, period.

He "thought" he zipped his photos and videos to a file and now he cant 
view them on windows or ubuntu.

Is he fubar'ed?

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