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Article ID: 353 - Last Modified: May 10, 2011

Maestro projects sent to compressed zipped folders on Windows XP 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 (Suite 2010 on) or Project → Copy to (Suite 2009) to create a .prjzip file containing the project. This is the recommended solution.
  • Use Windows 7, which does not have this problem.
  • Use third-party archiving software (jZip, WinZip, 7-Zip, WinRAR, etc.)

Keywords: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, zip, compress, archive, prjzip, prj.zip, Maestro

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