WinZip File Repair

Repairing WinZip File on Windows


What is a WinZip file? A software such as WinZip is used to compress and bundle data - all files and folders in to a single file called a Zip file with .zip file extension by making use of a technique called Lossless Compression – by using this technique, all files and folders can be restored to its original specifications once it is unzipped using WinZip application. This functionality becomes particularly beneficial in areas where transferring or storing of large volumes of data is concerned. Zipping becomes convenient while downloading large number of files such as a software data, large number of documents, sometimes even videos and media files or maybe all of them together using a single .zip file.

A WinZip program is an open sourced software which has a unique structure added to the Zip files it creates within the Zip Application note. A Zip file, while it is created using WinZip contains two Zip file headers called as central directory and local directory. These headers are where the information about the Zip file is stored. The information stored on the central directory should be exactly similar to the data stored on the local directory. If there are any inconsistencies between the two headers such as incorrect extensions or even a few minor errors, the WinZip program considers it as corrupt data. Below mentioned are few scenarios that can corrupt a Zip document rendering it inaccessible. Have a look at them before proceeding with performing WinZip file repair.

Action that can cause corruptions to a WinZip file:

  • Errors while downloading or moving the WinZip files from internet: Pausing and resuming the download process can cause errors to happen to the Zip file leading to file corruptions
  • Variations in data about any data recorded in the Zip file directories: As mentioned earlier, any information stored on the central directory should be exactly similar to the data stored on the local directory. Any inconsistencies between the two headers such as incorrect extensions or even few minor errors which are encountered are considered as corrupt data by WinZip application. These inconsistencies can happen due to any of these errors
  • Any third party tools can cause corruptions in the Zip files to make them inaccessible
  • Viruses and malwares attacks and also virus infected data can easily damage Zip files
  • Power related issues such as power outages or disruptions while accessing Zip files can cause damage to the zip files
  • Making use of other third party tools for accessing Zip files rather than using WinZip application can corrupt these files

In any of the above mentioned scenarios, the WinZip files can get corrupt or damaged and all its contents can get inaccessible to the operating system. When a WinZip file gets corrupted, you will not be able to extract any files from the .zip file and you will be left with no other option but to perform WinZip file repair using a third party file repairer tool such as Remo Repair Zip if you want to successfully extract files from it.

Performing WinZip file repair with the assistance of Remo Repair Zip software:

Smartly fix corrupt Zip file using Remo Repair Zip application in order to extract all contents from that inaccessible Zip file. Remo Repair Zip is an authentic Zip file repairer using which you can conveniently fix WinZip file even if it is severely damaged. Fixing WinZip file is an easy job when carried out using Remo Repair Zip application as this app can help you to perform WinZip file fix within few simple clicks.

Steps to repair WinZip files using Remo Repair Zip:

Step 1: : To perform WinZip file Repair, install and run Remo Recover Zip software on your computer and select the corrupt Zip files using "Browse".

Repair WinZip File - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: You shall see this screen after you hit the "Repair" button.

Fix WinZip File - File Repair

Figure 2: Repair Process

Step 3: Once the repair process is complete, preview all the repaired Zip files using the preview window.

WinZip File Fix - Recovered Files

Figure 3: Preview Files

Step 4: Save files on any desired location using "Save" option.

Fixing WinZip File - Save Files

Figure 4: Save Repaired Zip Files