I want to create and download zip of a folder in my custom module. I followed this link, but getting fatal error Uncaught Error: Class 'Vendor\Module\Controller\Custom\ZipArchive' not found.

How to accomplish this. please help.

  • Please update your code, so that we can able to identify the error. It seems the file not there or may be wrong namespace. Can you please check it. – Prathap Gunasekaran Feb 14 '19 at 10:08
  • It's look like class path is not correct. Can you please try to put some text in your function and then write die; check this text display or not. – user55548 Feb 14 '19 at 10:09
  • My controller is working but when i introduce $zip = new ZipArchive; this shows fatal error. Can you please see this link. – iqbal malik Feb 14 '19 at 10:16
  • new ZipArchive. It means ZipArchive is php function not a magento function. Can you please check ziparchive php extension is installed or not. – user55548 Feb 14 '19 at 10:27
  • try withthis new \ZipArchive() – kunj Feb 14 '19 at 10:35

You can create a model file in your module.

File: MageExt/Download/Model/CustomDownload.php


namespace MageExt\Download\Model;

class CustomDownload
    protected $directoryList;
    protected $driver;
    protected $fileFactory;

    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Framework\App\Filesystem\DirectoryList $directoryList,
        \Magento\Framework\Shell\Driver $driver,
        \Magento\Framework\App\Response\Http\FileFactory $fileFactory
        $this->directoryList = $directoryList;
        $this->driver = $driver;
        $this->fileFactory = $fileFactory;

    public function downloadCustomDocs()
        if (!class_exists('\ZipArchive')) {
            die('ZipArchive class not found');

        $dir = $this->directoryList->getPath(\Magento\Framework\App\Filesystem\DirectoryList::ROOT);
        $rootPath = $dir.'/app/code/CustomDocs';
        //$this->driver->execute('zip -r ../CustomDocs.zip *', []);
        $zip = new \ZipArchive();
        $zip->open('CustomDocs.zip', \ZipArchive::CREATE | \ZipArchive::OVERWRITE);

        $files = new \RecursiveIteratorIterator(
            new \RecursiveDirectoryIterator($rootPath),

        foreach ($files as $name => $file)
            // Skip directories (they would be added automatically)
            if (!$file->isDir())
                // Get real and relative path for current file
                $filePath = $file->getRealPath();
                $relativePath = substr($filePath, strlen($rootPath) + 1);

                // Add current file to archive
                $zip->addFile($filePath, $relativePath);


                    'type' => 'filename',
                    'value' => $dir.'/app/code/CustomDocs/CustomDocs.zip',
                    'rm' => true

Now you can call downloadCustomDocs() function from anywhere in your module.

  • can you please explain it by adding comments. i am getting cofused. – iqbal malik Feb 14 '19 at 12:18
  • Tell me the Vendor name, Module name and folder to zip inside your module .. – Yash Shah Feb 14 '19 at 12:23
  • Vendor: MageExt, Module: Download. But the folder needs to download is in app/code directory, which is parallel to the module directory. The name of directory is "CustomDocs", – iqbal malik Feb 14 '19 at 12:25
  • Let me know the folder path including name of the folder which you want to download. – Yash Shah Feb 14 '19 at 12:26
  • Folder path : app/code/CustomDocs which need to download. – iqbal malik Feb 14 '19 at 12:28

Whenever there is any structural (class added or class name/reference modified) in your modeule: Or Any JS/Less file contents change in your theme: You need to build your static content again and setup compile again as well. (There is a set of commands for this already)

Otherwise your changes will not be picked..

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.