Sunday, 28 October 2012

How to Extract Broken Or Corrupted RAR or ZIP Files

The most used file compression software available on the planet are WinZIP and WinRAR. Due to their excellent compression capabilities, they are widely used for making compressed backup of important files and compressing data to store in a small amount of storage devices. But due to various reasons these compressed files gets corrupted and fails to decompress.
Some of the common errors being displayed while doing uncompression is as follows :

  • "Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive"
  • "This is not a valid win32 application' or 'Corrupt Zip file"
  • "CRC Errors"
You can easily Extract the corrupt ZIP or RAR file if the compressed file is not heavily damage.

Follow the below steps to extract files:

Step 1: Right Click on the file, Select "Extract files" Option.

Step 2: Check the "KEEP BROKEN FILE" option from Below window and Click Ok

If there are any errors out, please ignore .. wait until the extract is complete

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