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Error 'tar: Cannot use compressed or remote archives' When Extracting Oracle VM Template on Windows (Doc ID 1234845.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 13, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 8.0 Virtual Iron with PlateSpin and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You download the Oracle Virtual Machine Templates from, for example But you failed to extract it on windows:

You have verified that the MD5 checksum is correct.


Try to extract the compressed template image file on windows.


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