“When I tried to open a compressed ZIP folder which was working fine previously, resulted in an error message stating “compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted”. I don’t understand the reason behind this error message, however up to my knowledge the only thing which was changed on my system was the recent update of anti-virus program. Can anyone help me in resolving the compressed ZIP folders error so that I can get back the important files that are within compressed ZIP folder?”
Even though ZIP archives enables us to save huge space on the storage device and to transfer large-sized folders via the internet, these compressed files sometimes leave users worried when extracting the file. Compressed ZIP folders error is the serious issue a computer user may come across since; a large amount of data will be at risk.
However, there is no need to worry because this kind of error message is commonly associated with ZIP folders and there are many reasons behind the cause. Whenever a ZIP folder denies access due to such error then it’s a sign of ZIP file corruption, and you can fix the corrupt/broken ZIP File using below steps.
Step 1: Open WinRAR and open the corrupted ZIP file. Right click on the ZIP archive and select Repair or Repair archive option.
Step 2: Specify the location to save repaired ZIP file, check the Treat the corrupt archive as ZIP checkbox and hit OK.
Go to the folder where you choose to save the repaired archive and find the fixed ZIP file (repaired ZIP file name would be _rebuilt.zip.)
In case, your ZIP file is severely damaged or corrupted then WinRAR cannot repair it. But, never lose hope! By using Remo Repair ZIP tool, you can easily fix the severely corrupted or damaged ZIP folder.
Step 1: Launch Remo Repair ZIP software, click on Browse and select the compressed ZIP folder which is showing an error message. Click Repair.
Step 2: After completion of the repair process, Preview the repaired ZIP archive files and folders.
Step 3: Finally, Save the repaired ZIP folder in a new location.
These are numerous other reasons behind ZIP folder corruption and if you come across any of the above mentioned or alike scenarios then make use of Remo Repair ZIP program which can effortlessly repair all the errors associated with your compressed ZIP folders.
Click here to know how to extract data from corrupted RAR file.