If you use the Import Application Wizard and see the error message dialog box in the following screenshot that says “Cannot find any application in the specified file to import”, it might be because of one of these reasons:

  • The zip file that you selected is corrupt.
  • The zip file that you selected to import is not the original exported zip file that you created with Configuration Manager, but a zip file of the exported zip file. 

 


In the current release, there is nothing in the log files that would help to identify the cause of this error.

To determine whether the zip file that you selected to import is a Configuration Manager application export file, the zip file should contain a structure similar to the following example:

 

If the file does not contain a similar structure, the import will fail.

To resolve the import error problem, try the following:

  • If you suspect the file might be corrupt, export the application again, and then select the new zip file in the Import Application Wizard.
  • If the zip file is not the original exported application zip file, select the original exported application zip file or export the application again, and then select the new zip file in the Import Application Wizard.

Summary:

If you see the error message “Cannot find any application in the specified file to import” when you try to import an application, check that the file is not corrupt and that it is an application exported zip file.

For more information about application management in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, see How to Manage Applications and Deployment Types or Application Management in Configuration Manager in the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Documentation Library.

 --Michael Wray

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