It happens many a times that you download some file which you badly need, and the downloaded file is a ZIP or a RAR file. Now first thing you do is open the file with windows default utility or WinZIP.
Many a times we get an error saying that “it does not appear to be a valid archive”,or “The compressed (zipped) Folder is invalid or corrupted” as seen in pop-up below:
This happens mainly because while downloading or copying of files some of the important parts of the file get corrupt. In some cases, the damage is repairable and in some cases it is not.
Lets us see how to fix this problem.
Some of the archives are repairable and can be easily repaired with WinRAR utility. You can download and use the evaluation version from RARLAB.
Once you install WinRAR, follow the steps as below:
- Run it and browse to the compressed file or folder.
- Right click on the zip-archive or rar-archive.
- Choose the option Repair Archive as seen in picture below.
If This does not solve your trouble, we recommended to download or copy the rar-archive file again.