ZIP is a file format used to compress multiple files such as picture, documents, music, video, audio, movies and etc into a single file. Usually users compress their files in ZIP format to save memory space on hard disk. They are also very useful to transfer large number of files over the internet; however these files tend to get corrupt while downloading process. Many users get error messages while extracting their downloaded ZIP file, one common error is CRC error and no matter how many time you download the same ZIP file this CRC error message pops up interrupting the extraction process.
Suppose you download a ZIP file of 8 GB. After completion when you tried to extract that ZIP file it displayed a CRC (cyclic redundancy check) error message and you were not able to access any files from the downloaded ZIP file. The CRC error indicates that the downloaded ZIP file is severely corrupt and not accessible. If you are encountering the same problem then no need to get upset! Try re-downloading the whole ZIP archive file again if it is still present online, if you're lucky then you might download the ZIP file without any errors or corruption. However, if you encountered the same error again then you need to use repair ZIP software. This is among the best software to fix your downloaded ZIP file, it performs fast scan of the corrupted ZIP file and later retrieves all files from it. Check out this page if you want to know how to fix corrupted Zip file.
Let’s discuss some of the other common scenarios which lead to ZIP file corruption. Broken download of ZIP archive is one of the most common reasons for ZIP file corruption. This happens whenever you download a ZIP file through a hyperlink on a webpage and the download process is interrupted twice or thrice and after download completion when you try to extract that ZIP file it displays CRC error indicating ZIP file corruption. ZIP file also get corrupt if there is any interruption while copying or transferring the ZIP file. Additional reading…
Virus infection on ZIP file is another reason for ZIP file corruption. Severe virus / malware infection on the file will damage ZIP header file and makes the file inaccessible. Make use of updated antivirus program to combat such severe viruses. Sometime, changing file extension of ZIP also results in ZIP file corruption. Renaming the ZIP file with an incorrect file extension like renaming xyz.zip file to xyz.png will change the meaning of the file resulting in corruption.
Other than this, using unauthorized third party applications to decompress ZIP file, storage drive having bad sectors where ZIP file is stored, sudden power failure, software malfunction or improper system shut down also results in ZIP file corruption. The best thing you can do at such situation is repair that corrupt ZIP file using repair ZIP software. With the help of this tool repairing ZIP file after incomplete download becomes very simple and easier. You can even use this utility to repair password protected ZIP files. For more information navigate to this site: http://www.recoverzip.net/password-protected-file.html.
This utility uses advance algorithms to repair downloaded ZIP CRC error created by using all the latest versions of WinZip application including WinZip 2.00, WinZip 2.90, WinZip 3.50, WinZip 3.70, WinZip 3.80, WinZip 3.90 and WinZip 4.00. It can carry out incomplete ZIP file repair just within a couple of moments. The application easily runs on all the latest versions of Windows OS such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The software has free demo version using which you can try fixing your corrupt ZIP file and if you’re happy with its results then go for the licensed version.
Step1: Download demo version of this tool and install it on your computer. Run the application and click on “Browse” button to select the corrupt ZIP files and then hit “Repair” to initiate the repair process and fix corrupt ZIP file as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 : Main Screen
Step2: On completion of repair process, you can see all the repaired ZIP files. Select the required file and preview them as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2 : Preview
Step3: If you are happy with the results, you can activate the software. Browse the destination path to save the repaired ZIP file and click on "Save" button as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3 : Save File