Docker load continually throwing File not found error

Im attempting to load the windows sql server container onto a machine with no outbound internet access (Otherwise I would just pull it) but whenever i try to import the Image I get the following error :

re-exec error: exit status 1: output: time="2020-01-14T08:32:03Z" level=error msg="hcsshim::ImportLayer failed in win32: The system cannot find the file specified. (0x2) layerid=\?C:ProgramDatadockerWindowsfilter<Long numericalstring>  flavour=1 folder=C:ProgramDatadockertmphcs632101023


  • Os : Windows server 2016 datacenter
  • Docker is installed
  • container was pulled to my local machine with internet access then saved to a tar file using “docker save “
  • am attempting to load the file using “docker load -i ”

The import starts and even unpacks what looks like most of the data but then bombs out with the error

Source: StackOverflow