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Windows does not recognize Java created ZIP

 
David Cheung
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I'm using java.util.zip to zip up some files, following some examples on the web (ZipOutputStream, ZipEntry, etc.)



Now, the created ZIP file appears to be valid, but when I use Windows to list the contents, it's empty! But when I use the third-party WinZip application, it sees the files without problem.

I've tried googling to see if this is a known problem, but I've come up with nothing, so I must be doing something wrong? Any help is appreciated!
 
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so I must be doing something wrong?

Why? One might as well conclude that Windows is doing something wrong
 
David Cheung
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Actually, it turned out I *WAS* doing something wrong

When I create the new ZipEntry(String name), I gave it the absolute path of the file. Apparently this is not valid (for Windows. anyway)
 
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