The installer files are compressed and distributed as a zip file.
Use a zip utility to extract the installer files to a directory on your machine. Verify the zip utility version is compatible with the Windows operating system version. When you unzip the file, verify that the zip utility also extracts empty folders.
You can extract the installer files in the following ways:
Installation DVD. Download the Informatica zip file from the installation DVD to a directory on your machine and then extract the installer files, or extract the installer files directly from the DVD to a directory on your machine. If you download the zip file to a directory on your machine, verify the length of the entire installation directory path, including the zip file name, is 60 characters or less.
FTP download. Download the Informatica installation zip file from the Informatica Electronic Software Download site to a directory on your machine and then extract the installer files.
Make sure that you download the file to a local directory or a shared network drive that is mapped on your machine. You can then extract the installer files. However, you cannot run the installer from a mapped file. Copy the extracted files to a local drive and then run the installer.