The zip file format is one of the widely used file formats to share files over the internet. PC users often create password protected zip files containing crucial data. Windows 10 and earlier versions, support creating and extracting zip files out of the box.
At times, when you try to open an incompletely downloaded zip file or try to open a damaged zip file on your PC containing crucial data, Windows operating system or standard zip file extracting tools like 7-Zip might fail to extract the zip file.
If Windows 10 or a third-party extraction tool fails to open a zip file, it’s likely because the zip file in question is corrupt.
Repairing a corrupted or damaged zip file is not an easy job as most of the zip file repair tools are not free. Luckily, there is an intelligent free tool out there called ZIP Repair from DiskInternals to help you extract files from corrupted zip files.
DiskInternals ZIP Repair free
DiskInternals ZIP Repair program enables you to extract files from corrupted zip files in a few clicks.
ZIP Repair software offers a wizard-style interface which is easy-to-use. When you select a zip file to repair, ZIP Repair tool scans the file for damages and extracts all the files from the zip file to create a new zip file.
ZIP Repair is a tiny program. The setup file is under 600 KB. Download the installer from the official link given below, run the installer to install the program, and then launch the same. ZIP Repair is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10 and earlier versions.
Overall, DiskInternals ZIP Repair is a handy tool for all PC users to extract files from corrupted zip files. If you have a corrupt zip file, try out the free ZIP Repair first. As said, it will not repair your existing corrupt zip file but will help you extract files from it and create a new zip file.
Extract files from corrupted zip files in Windows 10
Step 1: Download ZIP Repair, run the setup file, and then launch ZIP Repair.
Step 2: You should now see the home screen of ZIP Repair. Click the Next button to continue.
Step 3: In the corrupted file field, click the Browse button to select the corrupted or damaged zip file. Likewise, click the Browse button in the Repaired file section to choose a location to create a new zip file containing extracted files from the corrupted or damaged zip file.
Click Next button.
Step 4: You will now see files inside the corrupted or damaged zip file. Click Next button to create a new zip file in the selected location with files extracted from the corrupted or damaged zip file.
You may now extract the new zip file either using built-in zip tool in Windows 10 or with the help of third-party software.
Hope you find this software helpful!