My best guess is that the following statements are true:
- Your data is being downloaded from a Google Drive account. You are able to successfully retrieve these files via the
- What you are downloading from Google Drive is
.zip file. This is a file format that has the ability to compress/attach multiple files together into a single location on the computer.
- You are receiving an error message when trying to upload a
.zip file into a QIIME format because that is not an acceptable file format from what I can tell in the installation documentation. Side note: there are ways to import multiple .fastq files at a time via a
manifest file, but this file type would not be a
.zip file format.
If the following information above is true, I think you can take the following actions and you should be ready to start up successfully:
For the example data
Once you have downloaded the .
zip file, you need to decompress/unpack it. You can do that by typing the command below. Note that after executing this command you should see a new folder with a similar name:
Look for a directory named
casava-18-paired-end-demultiplexed. If you go into that directory, you should be able to see all the various
.fastq.gz samples/files. You can view these
.gz compressed files on your computer either by decompressing them by clicking on the file names in a window (which will decompress them for you) or by using a command line command to do so. If you want to just peek at the file rather than decompressing it entirely, just to get a sense of what these example data look like and how they compare to your own files, you could execute this on a 'nix device commonly found on Mac or Linux machines:
## some Unix:
BAQ1552.1.1_67_L001_R1_001.fastq.gz < zcat | head
## other 'nix
zcat BAQ1552.1.1_67_L001_R1_001.fastq.gz | head
Your own data
You can't import .zip files, but you can import one or more
.fastq.gz files following the documentation I linked above. The way I tend to do it is described in this section of the import documentation. What you end up doing is creating a single text file - in QIIME terminology it's a manifest file - and that file contains the absolute (full) paths to the file names of every file.
In the screenshot you provided, the files all appeared to be of a
.fq extension, which indicates to me that you have likely already have access to each file in some directory/folder on your computer. If those files do not currently live inside a
.zip file, proceed to creating the manifest text file and follow the import documentation from there. However, if the files do for some reason live in a
.zip file still, just unzip them using the example I've shown above with
unzip, and then proceed to creating a manifest file using those new file paths.
Hope that covers it. Good luck