Guillaume Carre <> added the comment:

Yes these were pretty large zip 30 to 60Gb with thousands of small files in
them I've fixed locally on our servers and we've been happy even after
accepting similar sized files from linux machine.
I'm also quite surprised about this not being reported by others.

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 9:01 AM, Thomas Kluyver <>

> Thomas Kluyver <> added the comment:
> If every Windows 7 computer is generating zipfiles which are invalid in
> this way, that would be a pretty strong argument for Python (and other
> tools) to accept it. But if that was the case, I would also expect that
> there would be many more issues about it.
> Are the files you're compressing large (multi-GB)? Python only uses the
> zip64 format when the files are too big for the older zip format; maybe
> Windows is doing the same. Even in that case, I'm still surprised that more
> people don't hit it.
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