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Maestro projects sent to compressed zipped folders on Windows XP or Windows Vista are incomplete and cannot be opened. What should I do?

This is a known behavior on Windows XP and Vista: folder names beginning with a dot (.), such as .mmproj_admin, are not recognized as valid and are not processed correctly when using right-click → Send to → Compressed (zipped) folder. Some alternatives for creating zipped projects are:

  • Use Project → Export Project to create a .prjzip file containing the project. This is the recommended solution.
  • Use Windows 7 or 8, which do not have this problem.
  • Use third-party archiving software (jZip, WinZip, 7-Zip, WinRAR, etc.)

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