It is for sure that users might have encountered several situations in which they try to open a zip file and only get disappointed to receive a message stating that the file is either corrupt or damaged or even incomplete. The situation can even arise if the downloading was incomplete.
Most of these situations arise taking in to consideration the fact that Zip Files have a well planned structure which makes it more sensitive to corruptions. Even the presence of minor corruptions will restrict the extraction of its specified content.
The two major principles on which the ZIP files works are
Zip tools initially checks for integrity
In order to make ZIP files work, the CRC values of the original files that is present in an archive should match the files that have been extracted
Here, two free softwares have been mentioned in order to repair as well as extract contents of the zip files.
Repair Zip software
Repair Zip software
This is one of the most commonly used software that is used in order to repair the Zip structure as well as also helps in the extraction of the contents of the archive. One of the main advantages of using this software is that it is very user-friendly in nature.
Open the Zip repair wizard
Then click on to the ‘Next’ button
Now the users will have to browse and enter the corrupted file
Then the users will have to browse and select the repaired file
Enter the specified files by browsing and then click on ‘Next’
Finally the users will be prompted with a message on the Wizard screen stating whether the user wishes to open the archive once the Wizard is closed
Users will have to check mark the box if the user wishes to open the archive once the Wizard is closed
Finally click ‘Finish’
The software has successfully repaired the corrupted files
DiskInternals Zip Repair Wizard Software can be downloaded from the website http://www.diskinternals.com/zip-repair/screenshots.shtml.
Zip2Fix helps in the extraction of the undamaged files from the damaged ZIP archives that are present
The files that are good are transferred to a new ZIP file
The process worked absolutely fine with the SFX Zip files
The exact functioning of Zip2Fix software is that it helps in the creation of a new Zip file
The new Zip file arrives with the same file name that has been suffixed with _ZFX. zip that accommodates all the undamaged files
Once the recovery process is finished, users can check their log window for more detailed information regarding whether the content has been recovered or not
Zip2Fix can be downloaded from the website http://download.cnet.com/ZIP2FIX/3000-22504-75453277.html.
Thus by making use of these two software, users can repair their corrupted files.