I've retrieved some reports from my org, made changes to them and am trying to deploy them again through workbench. Everything went well until I try to deploy my zipped directory containing the package.xml and reports folder. Every single report fails with a '...not found in zipped directory' error.

I've tried every directory name and structure I could find a reference to online, with and without singlePackage on, nothing works. The folder and reportnames are correct, case and all.

Currently the structure looks like this:

- src
    - package.xml
    - reports
        - ReportFolderDeveloperNameA
            - ReportName1.report
        - ReportFolderDeveloperNameB
            - ReportName2.report

package.xml looks like:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Package xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">

I have no clue what's going wrong, perhaps someone else will know.

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    You also need to include meta xml file for each of the report folder in reports folder .
    – javanoob
    Commented Feb 14, 2017 at 16:39
  • for your example, it would be a file with the name ReportFolderDeveloperNameA-meta.xml inside reports folder.
    – javanoob
    Commented Feb 14, 2017 at 16:43

2 Answers 2


Turns out that all my issues were caused by not removing the '.report' part of the report name in the package.xml


for above case .report needs to be removed which is already mentioned

I had the same issue but I read Sales_Reports.reportFolder-meta.xml file. where folder was having different types of read/write access. but those users were not available. So i commented those lines and it worked like charm.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ReportFolder xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">
    <!-- <folderShares>
    <sharedTo>[email protected]</sharedTo>
    </folderShares> -->
    <name>Sales Dashboards Reports</name>

commented few lines and which can be done manually later or create users with those names and then redeploy

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