DiskInternals Zip Repair is free zip file repairing software with which you can repair damaged zip files. There are times when you encounter a message like this when you try to unzip a zip file, “Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive”. This error message indicates that you are dealing with a corrupted zip file which needs fixing. DiskInternals Zip Repair can repair the damaged zip file for you. Another similar software we reviewed earlier is Object Fix Zip.
How to Repair damaged Zip Files:
Zip files are highly susceptible to corruption as it happens with any well-defined structure. Even a small corruption in the file structure will make the popular file unzipping software to reject the file for the simple reason that the integrity of the files is important to these zip tools. They will match the CRC value of the original files with the extracted ones and if there is a slight variation most of the zip tools won’t perform the unzipping action. In such a scenario DiskInternals Zip Repair can step in to the scene and offer the help to repair the zip structure. The wizard like interface is one of the most interesting aspects of this software; it’s as simple as it gets.
The wizard of this free zip repair software will first detect the zip file and checks for possible errors. The recovery engine will start its work after the damage detection.
It will create a new archive file with the same files and keep it in a specified location. You will have to enter the details of corrupt and repaired file locations on the wizard. The built-in extraction features of DiskInternals Zip Repair will make them to extract the zip files in faster yet accurate manner. It will place the new zip file in the specified location after the processing. It also reinforces the standard zip tools with an automatic recovery feature. Be it media damage or transmission error you will be able to recover it with the help of DiskInternals Zip Repair. You can also try software to repair corrupt video files.
DiskInternals Zip Repair runs in various Windows versions like 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista. Also, it supports zip files of any size. The recovery files could be saved to any disk which is accessible from your computer.