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Compressing File more than 2 GB Size

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A .zip file allows the user to compress large size file into smaller size file, with .zip file extension. The application used for compressing the file is WinZip. This compressed .zip file can be easily sent over a network or through an e-mail. Just like any other file, a .zip file can also get corrupted due to various reasons. In such situations, the files can not be extracted from the .zip file, resulting in inaccessibility of the data saved in those files. A common way used to overcome such situations is by restoring the file from an updated backup. However, in case the restoration of the file fails or restores irrelevant data, then the user needs to repair the corrupt file using an effective Zip Repair application.

While there are numerous reasons for .zip file corruption, such as, header corruption, CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) errors, WinZip malfunction, and virus attack, the file can also be corrupted when a user creates a .zip file with size more than 2 GB. A .zip file with more than 2 GB file size is unreadable and the data saved in the file can not be accessed.


Cause: WinZip application allows the user to create a .zip file with size below 2 GB. Any file with size beyond 2 GB gets corrupted.

To prevent the corruption of .zip file due to oversizing, the user should first split the files and then compress them. However, if the file is already corrupted, then the user can always restore the file from a copy of an updated backup. But in case of backup unavailability, the user needs to opt for Zip Repair solutions.


Resolution: For absolute repair of corrupted .zip file, the user needs to use a powerful Zip Repair application. These applications are readily available on the Internet and can be used even by a non-technical person. Such tools use effective repairing techniques to Repair Zip files.

Stellar Phoenix Zip Recovery is a powerful repair application that can Repair Zip file, regardless of its size. The tool is competent enough in repairing Zip files that are non-password (WinZip 8.1 to 12.1) and password (WinZip 5.0 to 8.0) protected. The software supports Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000.

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