FREE Best way to fix a Corrupted or Incomplete ZIP file
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Why corrupted archives cannot be unzipped ?
It is because all zip tools check archives for integrity. If CRC values of the original files of an archive don’t match with the extracted ones, the standard tools won’t extract them. So you will need some additional tools to do it.
I have faced such a scenario not just once, but many times in my life. While on the hunt for the solution for this problem, I found a lot of applications to repair a corrupt zip file but not many were free. Even though some were free, they were not good enough.
So, what next ?
I didn’t give up my search for finding the solution and look what I found at last – DiskInternals ZIP Repair, the best of the free zip file recovery tools.
DiskInternals ZIP Repair :
Is a tiny windows utility that will help you fix a corrupted or incompletely downloaded .ZIP archive when you are not able to extract it using the popular Windows tools like WinZip or 7Zip.
This tool attempts to fix the damaged archive and create a new, restored copy of the original.
How to repair the damaged ZIP file using DiskInternals ZIP Repair ?
At first you will need to download the setup file of DiskInternals ZIP Repair and install it on your computer.
Using the 3-step wizard interface provided by this tool, repairing is as simple as it gets.
1>> Once you have installed, run ZIP Repair Wizard and click on the Next button.
2>> Now click on the Browse… button to select the corrupted ZIP file and then click on the other Browse… button to choose the new location where you want to save the repaired file.
After this, click on the Next button to start repairing corrupted files.
3>> As the last step, click on Next button and then click Finish to close the ZIP Repair software.
That’s it, you now have the newly repaired ZIP archive stored in the location you had chosen earlier. All you need to do is just use a standard unzipping tool like WinZip or 7Zip to extract the data from that repaired zip file.
The other side . .
DiskInternals ZIP Repair does a good job in recovering data most of the times, however sometimes even though it appears to recover files, but they’ll still be corrupted, and unusable. There are also situations where the software might not be able to recover anything at all.
Last Words :
But still it gives you a chance of restoring your data, and so if you ever store important files in Zips then it’s a very good idea to have a tool like Zip Repair in your kitty.
OS Compatibility :
DiskInternals ZIP Repair is fully compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 ( x86 and x64 versions).