Extracting the vFabric Administration Server archive on a Windows machine fails with the error: The compressed (zipped) Folder is invalid or corrupted
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Extracting the vFabric Administration Server archive on a Windows machine fails with the error: The compressed (zipped) Folder is invalid or corrupted

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Article ID: 340684

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Products

VMware

Issue/Introduction

Symptoms:
  • Cannot open the vFabric Administration Server ZIP archive on a Windows machine
  • Extracting the vfabric-administration-server-x.x.x.RELEASE.zip file using the built-in Windows zip support fails
  • You see this error:

    Windows XP

    The compressed (zipped) Folder is invalid or corrupted.

    Windows 7

    The Compressed(zipped) Folder 'vfabric-administration-server-x.x.x.RELEASE.zip' is invalid

  • If you right-click the .zip file and select Extract All, you see a message indicating that a password is required to extract some of the files, whereas the archive is not password protected


Environment

VMware vFabric Administration Server 1.0

Cause

This issue occurs because Windows does not support .zip files with file names greater than 260 characters. The vFabric Administration Server ZIP file contains file names which exceed the limit.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, use a third-party ZIP tool, such as 7-Zip, to extract the vFabric Administration Server archive.
To download 7-Zip, see http://www.7-zip.org/.
If you are using 7-Zip to extract the files, right-click the archive file and click 7-Zip > Extract Here.