Windows-based computers (and other systems) are unable to create files or give vague errors when a ZIP file contains special characters in any of the folders or individual files. Windows does this because it doesn't allow certain characters that Mac OS will allow in a filename.
To prevent issues with Buyers, make sure none of your TPT resources have any of the below characters in filenames or folders in ZIP files. We recommend using only alphanumeric characters. This will make your resources more widely compatible, and reduce the chances that Buyers will have technical problems if they are not using a Mac computer!
Here's a list of characters that most versions of Windows won’t allow in filenames, and should be avoided in TPT resources:
. (Period – Windows allows only one period in a filename, which is created automatically)
/ (Forward slash)
\ (Backward slash)
– (En dash)
— (Em dash)
" (Quotation mark)
| (Vertical bar or pipe)
? (Question mark)
< (less than)
> (greater than)
& (Ampersand, a reserved character for Windows command line operations)
“ “ (empty space at the end of a folder or file name)