Monday, February 20, 2012

Pentadactyl help error Component returned failure code: 0x8052000b (NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED) [nsIZipReader.getInputStream]

Component returned failure code: 0x8052000b (NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED) [nsIZipReader.getInputStream]
I was getting the above error continuously when I tried to use :help in Pentadactyl. I am not sure about why this error happens. Apparently it happens when you try to edit .pentadactylrc configuration file.

The fix is easy.

You have to delete a file called in the Firefox profile folder. This file can be found at Firefox profile folder\dactyl\

Navigate to 
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles from the Run dialogue box [Windows ]+ [R] in Windows XP/Vista/7

Go to folder dactyl and delete the file.

You have to close Firefox before doing this. Then restart Firefox and it should work.

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This post is courtesy of this Japanese Tumbler post. Google translated copy : How to fix  Pentadactyl error “Component returned failure code: 0x8052000b (NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED) [nsIZipReader.getInputStream]” when using :help


  1. Thanks! This solved the same problem for me.

  2. What about in Linux? Where is this file located?

  3. In Linux :

    Profile folders are located here:


    The ".mozilla" folder is a hidden folder. See this article for more information. To show hidden files in Nautilus (Gnome desktop's default file browser), choose "View -> Show Hidden Files".