Cannot Be Compressed Because It Includes Characters That Cannot Be Used…

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    When trying to add files to a zip file, you get this error:

    … cannot be compressed because it includes characters that cannot be used in a compressed folder…

    This is typically caused by trying to zip a file with a character Windows doesn’t understand, such as files for another operating system or characters from a language pack that isn’t installed.

    To fix this you could hunt around for the correct language pack, or just install 7-Zip and use that to zip the files instead.

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