Provider not found exception when creating a FileSystem for my zip?

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I have created a Zip file on a JimFS FileSystem instance. I would now like to read the Zip using the Java FileSystem API.

Here is how I create the FileSystem:

final FileSystem zipFs = FileSystems.newFileSystem(
    source, // source is a Path tied to my JimFS FileSystem

However, this throws an error:

java.nio.file.ProviderNotFoundException: Provider not found

Interestingly, the code works with the default FileSystem.

  • What does this error mean?
  • How should I create my Zip FileSystem?


This is not supported before JDK 12 via that specific constructor (Path, ClassLoader)

This was fixed in JDK12, with commit 196c20c0d14d99cc08fae64a74c802b061231a41

The offending code was in ZipFileSystemProvider in JDK 11 and earlier:

        if (path.getFileSystem() != FileSystems.getDefault()) {
            throw new UnsupportedOperationException();

Source: stackoverflow