How to Extract Damaged Zip File data after “File is corrupted, WinZip cannot open it” error?

This is a popular query posed by various Windows users. Whenever a Zip file gets damaged due to some unexpected cause error such as the one mentioned above rises up. It is one among the popular errors which rise up when Zip file gets corrupt due to motherboard problem, bad sectors and frequent computer system rebooting. Suppose you requested your colleague or your manager to send certain important files by zipping them. When you start downloading the Zip file certain undesired events may occur due to which the file may get incompletely downloaded. These events that interrupt the download process completely damage the Zip file and make the data on it inaccessible. Just because of an interruption the data on the Zip file becomes unreachable and when you try to access or open such data error such as “File is corrupted, WinZip cannot open it” will come up. Errors such as this one can be overcome without any problem. For getting rid of these error messages you can use advanced Zip repair software. It will not only help you in fixing corrupted Zip files but it will also help you in restoring the file so that you can easily extract the data out of it.

Some errors are encountered on Windows computers when .zip files get damaged. These errors are as follows

  • “Expected Zip file header not found”
  • “The compressed (Zip) folder is invalid or corrupted”
  • “Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive”
  • “Compression Error: Cannot open Zip file”
  • “Unexpected end of archive”
  • “Invalid size or checksum of file”

All these error messages pop up under different circumstances. Among these “Invalid size or checksum of file” error arises when the number of files copied or downloaded from the internet are not equal to the number of files sent. This is what CRC error is. Errors also arise when the Zip files are compressed beyond certain specified limit. A specific ratio must be followed in order to protect the Zip file from corruption. If the file is compressed without giving proper attention to this specified ratio then the file will get corrupt. All the errors mentioned above won’t let you read the Zip file data. So it becomes necessary to get rid of these errors. In order to repair CRC error in RAR and ZIP file take the help of this advanced Zip repair tool and easily overcome from these errors very easily.

This utility is useful not only to repair Zip files but also to repair Zipx files. The most interesting fact about this tool is that it supports almost all the versions of Windows OS such as Win XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and server. Using this application it is possible to fix 32 and 64 bit Zip files and extract data from them with ease.

How to Extract Damaged Zip File?

Step1: Choose the damaged Zip file and click on "Repair" button.

How to Extract Damaged Zip File - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step2: The repairing process is as shown in the below fig. After the completion of this process click on "Preview" option.

How to Extract Broken Zip File - Repairing Process

Figure 2: Repairing Process

Step3: Preview the file contents and finally hit Save option.

Extract Corrupt Zip File- Preview Zip File Contents

Figure 3: Preview Zip File Contents