While working on Zip file in your Laravel application, you might need to use PHP in-built class ZipArchive. When you use class in your controller file, you might get error "Class 'App\Http\Controllers\ZipArchive' not found".

To use ZipArchive class in PHP, you need to have installed and enabled zip extension which is which uses libzip. You can simply install zip extension with your enabled PHP version.

PHP7.4

sudo apt-get install php7.4-zip

PHP8.0

sudo apt-get install php8.0-zip

And don't forget to restart apache server to implement changes.

sudo service apache2 restart

Now refresh the page and error should have gone. If you still get the error, make use you have use class above else Laravel will try to find class in your Controllers directory.

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use ZipArchive;

/**
 * Show the application homepage.
 *
 * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
 */
public function index()
{
    ...
    $zip = new ZipArchive;
    ...
}

I hope this will help you.


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