Does anyone know how to fix the WinRAR checksum error? I have downloaded RAR files nearly about 2.5 GB from the internet. But while extracting the RAR files I received an error message saying “Invalid checksum”. Now I am not getting any idea, how to fix this issue?
Checksum error in WinRAR is a RAR file error that occurs when few bytes are lost from RAR files or extra bits are induced. This sort of situation stops you from extracting RAR files. However, if you have encountered a WinRAR checksum error, then you need not worry, this RAR checksum error can be easily fixed using Remo Repair RAR software in just a few clicks.
Remo Repair RAR tool is designed with powerful RAR file repair algorithms to scan and fix checksum error, unexpected end of archive error, WinRAR Read Error, and various other RAR file corruption effortlessly.
Before proceeding towards the repair process, let’s have a look at common reasons in which checksum error takes place;
1. Improper Download: Sometimes due to improper internet connection or low internet connectivity, the entire .rar file will not get downloaded properly. This makes the RAR files corrupt and finally pops up a checksum error message while extracting RAR files.
2. Transfer Process Interruption: Any interruptions like abrupt system shutdown, Windows restarts, etc., while transferring RAR files from the computer to the external storage device or vice versa might cause the RAR file corruption.
3. Other Causes: Virus/ malware attack, Windows registry corruption, bad sectors on the storage drive, or unreliable third-party compression tools can cause checksum error in RAR files.
WinRAR tool comes with an option called Keep broken files to extract corrupted RAR files. Using this option, you can even fix RAR file showing CRC or checksum error. However, this method is not effective when it comes to extracting RAR files that are severely corrupted. During severe RAR file corruption, you can scroll down to use the automated method of repairing WinRAR checksum error while extracting RAR files.
Quick Tip: Do you know reinstalling the WinRAR tool can sometimes fix checksum error?
If your RAR file is corrupt or showing an Invalid checksum error, it can be fixed using the following Repair Archive method. However, this method is only limited to fix minor RAR file corruption hindering the RAR file extraction.
In case, if the above methods failed to fix the checksum error in WinRAR, then this is due to severe corruption in the RAR file. The only way to repair corrupt RAR files showing checksum error is by making use of the Remo RAR Repair tool.
Make use of the Remo RAR Repair software to fix corrupt RAR file showing checksum error in just 3 simple clicks. Using this tool, you can repair various RAR file errors such as the unpredicted end of archive error, cannot open RAR file issue, etc. Moreover, this RAR repair tool is compatible with all the latest versions of Windows operating systems like Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, etc.
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