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Native Windows Zip/Unzip Tools Fail to Extract Patch Zip Files - "Path Too Long" or "is Invalid" Errors (Doc ID 2259579.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 25, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 and later
Oracle Analytics Server - Version 2022 (6.4) to 2022 (6.4) [Release 12g]
Generic Windows
- If having similar issues INSTALLING a patch, see During Install PSU on WebLoic Get Windows Error "File or Path Name is too long"


When the native Windows zip/unzip utilities are used with Oracle patch zip files, an error is seen that "The Compressed (zipped) Folder X is invalid" or "Path too Long" errors.

This issue can occur with different patch downloads for different products, but this document is illustrating the problem with the Patch Set Update (PSU) distribution released for Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS).

When the patch zip is double-clicked on, something like this error is seen:

Or, on an older Windows version, this is seen:

When unzip is called in a Windows command shell, something like this error is seen:

Both the Windows native zip/unzip utility and WinZip do not work.


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