Your client has sent you an extremely important e-mail, all the way from South Africa. It is a big deal, and all the details of the contract are sent to you. You have received a folder and it is a zipped one. You tried opening it only to see an Error message saying that the file may no longer be readable and most possibly has become corrupted. Your client is no longer available, so you can’t ask him to send the file again. Now, you are left with absolutely no option but to look for any zip recovery solution. Furthermore, if you don’t have one ready at hand, it means you are going to waste precious time.
Why and when do such problems arise? It is always better to understand the causes and be ready to implement remedies, rather than be left high and dry one day.
Let us first understand how zip files work. Zip files contain either a single large file or multiple files compressed. The zip format is a common format for storing archives as it occupies less space. Large files can be broken down into multiple zip volumes, if the need arise. It is easy to send or download zip files as an e-mail attachment as they are pretty compact in size to consume very little bandwidth, making their transmission easier and faster. Utilities, such as WinZip are used to create and extract zip files.
With the process of zipping, data can be easily compressed before transmission, but the transmission process often introduces errors, causing problems when extracting the file. Also, WinZip allows zip files below 2GB. If a Zip file exceeds the size of 2 GB, it becomes unreadable and the data in it cannot be accessed. Sometimes, attempts to unzip compressed formats may also corrupt the file making the data inaccessible thereof.
Unless you are extraordinarily adept at using advanced editing utilities like Hex editors to decipher code and fix it, you shouldn’t attempt to repair corrupt zip files yourself. Zip files can be really difficult to repair manually, because they are often encrypted. In such situations you require third-party zip repair software to repair and restore the corrupted zip files.
Stellar Phoenix Zip Repair is a convenient application to repair corrupted zip archieves and restore them at the specified location. It uses completely risk free algorithms that does not alter, delete or overwrite the original data. This popular software is capable of repairing zip files as large as 800MB and can handle files created by WinZip5.0 to WinZip12.1. Furthermore, the software can repair password protected zip files created using all versions of WinZip, up to version 8.0 and is compatible with windows7, vista, 2003, XP and 2000. Moreover, the utility has an extremely user-friendly interface which facilitates an easy and lucid recovery experience.
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