Windows – Compressed (zipped) Folders Error ‘File not found or no read permission’

KB ID 0000774 Dtd 21/02/13

Problem

Seen when attempting to compress a folder or file using Windows Explorer.

File not found or no read permission

Compressing… Compressed (zipped) Folders Error File not found or no read permission.

Solution

This is not really a permissions error at all! The built in Windows Explorer compression tool does NOT LIKE large files and folders. Unfortunately that’s a limitation you are stuck with. But there is nothing to stop you using the free and much better compression software 7-Zip, and that will do what you want.

File not found or no read permission

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