A Zip file contains one or more files, in order to reduce overall file size these files are compressed. Zip files use the file extension .zip. The Zip files support large number of data compression algorithms to send data over internet. This article explains about how Zip files get corrupt along with features.

Corruption of Zip files is becoming a major problem today. Consider a situation, where your Zip files may corrupt due to sudden power failure while extracting Zip files. In such case, if you have back up of these Zip files then you can restore data easily. If you do not have backup then no need to bother about it, simply use this repair Zip software to mend corrupt Zip files within simple steps.

Let us discuss some scenarios resulting in corruption or damage of Zip file:

  • CRC errors: CRC refers to cyclic redundancy check; it calculates the accuracy of each file transmission. When a new file added to zip archive, it first checks and compares the accuracy of new file with the previous file, if both files are of same accuracy it extracts them otherwise it shows a message like CRC error. When you try to open the zip archive, you may get a message like bad CRC or unknown compression method, etc. and ends with Zip file corruption.
  • Zip file header corruption: Header file contains information about all the changes made to Zip file, file type, file name, size of file, etc. While downloading Zip file from internet there might be probabilities of virus entry on downloaded file. This virus may severely corrupt Zip header file and it gives a header corrupt error message, which makes you unable to access the contents from it. This leads to corruption of Zip file.
  • Transfer errors: When you are transferring a Zip from computer to USB drive there might be probability of getting transfer errors showing incomplete transfer of Zip files to USB drive. These errors make you unable to open Zip files resulting in corruption.

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