What To Do When ZIP File Cannot Be Read?

Sometimes the user may experience unexpected issues while attempting to open a ZIP file. One such issue reported by the user is given below:

“Hi, My friend gave me important work related ZIP files in a pen drive. I extracted the files successfully but however when I try to open them, I get an error message stating “ZIP Could Not Open for Reading”. So I extracted the same file all over again and tried opening it once more. Still, I get the same error message. Can anyone out there help me to overcome this issue?”

Yes, most of the users have been through such a situation at one or the other times, as this problem happens frequently. But do you know why such errors occur? This happens mainly due to the of ZIP archive corruption. The ZIP files may get corrupted due to virus attack, improper system shutdown, software or hardware problems, hard disk fail etc. No matter what is the reason behind such corruption, it’s possible to mend broken .zip archive as the internal structure of the .zip file could be read and corrected. Hence once you become aware that the corrupted archive could not be read as a ZIP file, make sure not to try unreliable methods, instead it’s recommended to try the next given method to get visible repair results.

ZIP Repair tool

Supported OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003

One can easily fix corrupted .zip file using a revolutionary application known as Yodot ZIP Repair. It can effortlessly mend ZIPX files as well. This tool can repair 32 bit and 64 bit files with .zip and .zipx extensions. Further, it does not take into account the size of the ZIP file to be repaired and the user can recover .zip files from any storage medium. Finally,at the end of repair process the end user can preview the files to verify whether right files have been fixed.

Instructions to use Yodot ZIP Repair

Step 1: You can just download the Yodot Zip Repair tool and install it in your system

Step 2: Browse the corrupted zip file from your computer. Yodot initiates scanning the selected drive

Step 3: The progress bar indicates you the status of repair

Step 4: On completion of the scanning process the software displays you the repaired zip file

Step 5: You can cross check the contents of the repaired file and then save your repaired file in a new destination location

Tips to avoid ZIP archive corruption in future

  • Ensure that there is no interruption while downloading or transferring any ZIP file
  • Always take back up of ZIP archive to safeguard crucial information
  • Periodically update anti-virus software and keep your system up-to-date