Extract Files From Damaged or Corrupt ZIP Archives

by Rohit Khurana on July 25, 2011


Today, data transfer has become one of the most common activities done using internet. But, due to the limitation of bandwidth and speed, user often transfer small sized and light files over the internet through e-mail or through some other medium. One of the method of decreasing the file size is by compressing it or in computer’s term by zipping it with the help of any of the tools available for this compression. Now, we very well know that when it comes to compressing files & folder WinZip and many such tools are widely used. Files which are compressed using such kind of tools normally have .zip extension and another form of zip archives files is .sfx which is also known as self-extracting archives.

Normally, it is exceptional and doesn’t happen frequently that a zip or sfx archive gets corrupted. But when it happens it is almost impossible to extract any content from zip/sfx files and not even those files which are still uncorrupted but still are their inside zip or self-extracting archives. So, for such situations where you need to repair these corrupted zip files, we recommend you a small yet powerful tool named as Zip2Fix which is available as a freeware and can help you in extracting fractional content from that corrupted zip or sfx file.



Zip2Fix is basically a portable application which abstracts undamaged files from a ZIP file when some of the files inside the archive are still recoverable. It works by quickly processing that compressed archive and then by creating a separate zip folder that contains all the undamaged files recovered from the corrupted ZIP file. This tool can prove to be useful for recovering undamaged files from ZIP and SFX Zip files too.

Now in order to make use of this utility, you just have to download it from the bellow given link. After downloading and installing it you may see that within a few seconds, the file that is corrupted will be processed and all the uncorrupted files will be extracted to a separate zip folder with “ZFX” added to the name.


As said earlier, in order to recover files from a damaged archive, you just need to run Zip2Fix and click on Open button. After this simply select the particular damaged archive which you want to process. It will quickly process all the files from that particular corrupted archive, and will extract all the good conditioned files and will save them in another zip file. You can then click and open the new ZFX archive in order to see which files have been recovered from the damaged archive file.

Zip2Fix works on almost all the versions of Windows such as, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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