What is ZIP file and what are its uses?
To have more free space on the computer hard drive in order to store more files in it, you need to compress the files. In operating system there will be a default option to compress the file, but it will not reduce the size effectively. So you need to take help of any reliable third party compressor tool in order to compress the files and reduce the size effectively. Any type of files can be compressed like audio files, video files, games, image files, documents, PDF files, etc. Compressed files will be delivered as ZIP file which contains many of individual files in it. Also to send the files through the internet you need to compress the files and you can send many files in a single ZIP file.
How do ZIP files get corrupted?
Apart from these benefits of the ZIP files, unfortunately there are chances of ZIP file getting corrupted. There are many reasons that are responsible for the corruption of the ZIP file. Let us discuss about some causes of corruption of ZIP file.
- Unreliable third party tool: There are many third party tools that are available to compress the files, but many third party tools are not effective enough to compress the files. If the compression is done by using any unreliable third party tool then there are chances of getting corrupted ZIP file.
- Improper download: When you receive a ZIP file then you will download it. If there is any problem during downloading of ZIP file due to abrupt shutdown of system or any other reason, then there are chances of corruption of ZIP file.
- Virus corruption: Virus is the main reason for the corruption of ZIP files. If your computer is attacked by the virus and if the virus intensity is high then there are chances of corruption of ZIP files.
- Other reasons: Apart from the above mentioned reasons there are many other causes that are responsible for the corruption of ZIP files. Some of them are due to bad sectors, renaming ZIP archive, etc.
How to extract corrupt ZIP files?
Now one question that arises in mind is how to extract data from corrupted ZIP file. The solution to repair the ZIP file and to extract data from it is by utilizing any reliable third party tool. The most abundantly used repairing software throughout the world is WinZip Repair software.
Why WinZip Repair software?
This ZIP file repairing software is applicable for different versions of Windows operating system such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows Vista, etc. It is save software to repair the corrupted ZIP file because this software only reads the corrupted ZIP file and creates a healthy new ZIP file without disturbing the original ZIP file. Preview version of this software is available to find how this software works and also you can repair ZIP file and Preview repaired ZIP file for free of cost. After getting satisfied with the working of this software, you need to purchase the full version in order to save the repaired ZIP file.