# [Tex/LaTex] MiKTeX: […] does not seem to be a local package repository

errorsinstallingmiktexpackages

I used MiKTeX 2.9 on windows.
I have downloaded a package I want to install from the internet (manually, not through MiKTeX). The archive (*.lmza) containing the package was saved to a directory on my C:\ drive.
Through MikTeX -> Maintenance -> Settings -> Packages -> Change…
I can select the directory in which I have saved the archive containing the package.
However, if I choose Packages shall be installed from a directory and choose the location of the package, I get this error message:
C:\my\package\is\here does not seem to be a local package repository.
What does it take for a directory/folder to become a local package repository?

miktex-zzdb1-2.9.tar.lzma

These three contain the complete package list. Once those archives are present, the directory/folder can be specified as local package repository