What to Do When Zip Files Get Corrupted

Zip file is a most popular compression format in use. It helps in saving the storage space and also helps in sending the large file over internet through mails. Zip are created using Win Zip utility. It can Compress files up to 50 to 90 percent depending on the file type. When dealing with large people generally compress them to save space or to send file through email over internet. Zip file are easily transfer over internet in less time through this the recipient of the it is also posses the benefit of instant download.

But the recipient must the software to unzip the zipped. However, Zip files are beneficial from every aspects but the drawback is that sometimes gets corrupt and data present in the inaccessible. When you try to extract data from corrupt the extraction process get terminated in the half-way showing some error message like “The Compressed (zipped) Folder is invalid or corrupted. A zip can get corrupt due to many reasons and one of them is over sizing. When a zip file is created exceeding size limit of 2GB problem occurs data or files present in zip file become inaccessible due to corruption.

Win Zip allows creating of maximum 2GB size and when this size limit exceeds its becomes corrupted and the data or files present in file become inaccessible. Usually this problem does not occur at the time of creation of zip files and there is no error message showing exceeding size limit. The problem occurs when having size more than 2GB is sent to other and when they extract the file is fails.

There are numbers of other reasons for the corruption of zip file such as application malfunction, virus infection, CRC errors, improper compression and many other similar reasons. When the corruption occurs because of any of reason it becomes inaccessible because Win Zip cannot verify stored data and thus cannot extract it. Corruption generally makes the file header corrupt and thus the archive become unreadable. If it is damaged, CRC values of the original files of an archive do not match the extracted ones.

Corruption of file is a very critical situation as it may contain valuable data. To overcome this type of situations Zip Repair tool can be used. This tool uses the high end scanning algorithm which scan each and every file present in the corrupted zip and extract them at user defined location. Easy to use, powerful, cost-effective, handy and comprehensive utility to recover data from corrupt zip files.

Even a novice user can use this utility to recover data from corrupt zip file, no extra technical skills are required by the user. This utility is safe to install and non-destructive, means this tool does not modifies or delete the existing content of original zip file and recovers the maximum possible data. This software is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, 2003, XP, 2000, NT and ME.