Fix Damaged Zip Files With DiskInternals ZIP Repair
Ever experienced getting an error like “Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive” when trying to open a Zip-compressed file? If you regularly download compressed files off the Internet, then you must have seen this error many times.
This error comes when the compressed file is damaged or corrupted. I have tried repairing such archives with the built in WinZip repair tool, but that has never helped me. DiskInternals ZIP Repair helps repair zip structure and extract the contents of a damage or corrupted archive.
Even if 2% of the archive is damaged, you won’t be able to extract the rest of 98% with the default Windows tool or with WinZip. This free tool helps you extract as many files as possible from a damaged archive. It is a freeware tool. Just download it, unpack and install onto your computer.