Zip is the one of most common types of file compression used today. This format is preferred due to its reliability and the fact that it uses a lossless compression.
Although the Zip format is reliable and safe to use in most cases, you may encounter issues with it once in a while. In this blog post, we discuss about an error ‘0x80004005’ that occurs when you try to extract Zip files. Let us begin by understanding the reasons for this Zip file error.
Reasons for the error ‘0x800004005’
- If you are using Windows.zip application to extract your file and your Zip file is compressed using Bzip2, LZMA, PPMd or any algorithm that Windows does not support, an error is produced.
- Corruption in system files is also another reason for this Zip file error
Solutions to resolve Zip file error ‘0x800004005’
Solution 1: Use WinZip or 7-Zip
If you’re using a program like Windows.zip to handle your Zip files, chances are that your file’s compression algorithm may not be supported by Windows as explained above. In such cases, you can make use of alternative programs like 7-Zip or WinZip which are designed to handle all kinds of compression algorithms. Using these programs, you can extract your Zip files successfully.
Solution 2: Use SFC to repair system files
Running SFC or System File Checker will help you scan and repair your system files. To run SFC follow the steps below.
- Press Windows + X keys to open the power user menu
- Click on Command Prompt (Admin)
- Enter the administrator login ID and password to open Command Prompt
- Type SFC /SCANNOW
This command will scan and repair your corrupt system files. Once SFC is run, you can also run CHKDSK to scan and repair file system errors.
To run CHKDSK, type CHKDSK /F /R in the command prompt
CHKDSK may take a while to run depending on the size of your drive and corruption level. Allow CHKDSK to complete its repair process and restart your system. Then try extracting your Zip file.
If none of these methods work, there is a possibility that your Zip file is corrupt or damaged. In such cases you will need to repair the file using specialized Zip repair tools such as Remo Repair Zip.
Use Remo Repair Zip
Remo Repair Zip is used to fix all kinds of corruption issues such as header problems, CRC errors etc. It doesn’t matter if your Zip files are large; the software is designed to work with files of over 4 GB in size.
The software can repair Zip files that are stored on all kinds of storage devices such as pen drives, internal and external hard drives, SD cards etc.
To repair your Zip file using Remo Repair Zip, all you need to do is download the software and select your corrupt Zip file. Then click on Repair for the software to take over and repair the file. For more details on the product or the steps, refer repair broken Zip file. Download a trial and repair your file for free!
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