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Avoid the following characters:

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  • \ / ? : * " > < |
    These characters are not allowed in Windows file names. If a folder is unpacked by WinZip, these characters are usually replaced by underscores.

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  • Non-ASCII characters, such as ¢ ™ ® ä ö ü à é ô and other characters with diacritics
    If files are packed with WinZip, these files are moved to locations outside of their original folder due to a flaw in Linux.

The following ASCII characters are permitted:

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General comments on creating container files

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  • Only use archives with extensions .zip or .tar (do not use .7z, tar.gz, .rar, and so on).

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  • If you create ZIP archives, please zip your data without any data compression.

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  • Avoid encrypting your files.

 

Container formats and suitable software tools

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