Top 10 .ZIP File Repair Tools For Windows

A zip file contains one or more files that have been compressed to reduce the overall file size. It’s often used to back up or send data over the Internet. After downloading a zip file, it often happens that when trying to extract the data an error message appears which states the file has been corrupted.  In such an intricate tremendous situation, the question arises that how should you repair a zip file without extorting any file content information?  The .Zip file repair software can be a life savior in these kinds of situations. Currently, there are hundreds of .Zip file repair tools in the market but today we’re going to be looking at the top 10, which stands out from the competition.

Before you try these repair tools…

If you have WinZip installed, you should try the WinZip Command Line Support Add-On by following these instructions. If you don’t have WinZip or the add-on doesn’t work, you should also try the Repair archive feature from WinRAR as shown in the screenshot below.

WinRAR

Still doesn’t work? Here are the 10 best ZIP file repair software tools that might be able to help you. For the paid software, most of them allows you to preview the successfully recovered files, even though the save feature is normally disabled. Make sure you are able find the files that you want within the list of recovered files, before you proceed to buy any of these software. Good luck!

Remo Repair Zip

Remo Repair Zip is used to repair all types of Zip (32-bit, 64- bit) and Zipx files along with previewing the lost data that can be retrieved from the damaged archive. Moreover, the software is able to recover the corrupted files with cyclic redundancy check (CRC) errors. The data that has been recovered can be saved to any particular destination accessible to the host operating system. The Remo Repair Zip is also equipped with free technical support whenever you need any kind of assistance. You just need to follow the six simple instructions in order to complete this process.

Details: Free with limited feature, $39 to buy

Remo Repair Zip

DataNumen Zip Repair

If you are looking for an easy to use and compact zip repair tool, then the DataNumen is just the thing. It has a simple work procedure. You just need to choose the file, specify where to save it, click on the start repair button, and you are good to go. As simple it may seem it offers a number of other features as well. It can repair spanned files, repair a number of zip files in one go or repair self-extracting files with particular damages in them.

Details: Free trial version, $49.95 to buy

DataNumen Zip Repair

ZipRecover

This software takes a straightforward approach to archive fixing, along with an attractive wizard style interface that asks you precisely what you would like to repair. ZipRecover also gives a report that delivers important details on everything that was recoverable. It uses a unique SmartScan technology from the WinRecovery software that is able to analyze the situation to ensure all the recoverable data will be recovered. The software is also able to repair any broken file during an interrupted download, move, and copy or network transfer. One of the best features is that if you’re only interested in two or three valuable files, then instead of extracting the entire data you can simply recover those files and ignore the rest.

Details: Free with limited feature, $39.95 to buy

ZipRecover

Stellar Phoenix Zip Recovery

Stellar Phoenix Zip Recovery is a powerful repair tool that supports all sub-types of ZIP files. It is also capable of recovering password protected and large ZIP files. It is able to solve CRC and data integrity errors in damaged ZIP files. After the recovery process, you can select files that you wish to save and choose to save it as a compressed or uncompressed file.

Details: Free with limited feature, $39 to buy

Stellar Pheonix Zip Recovery

Recover Data for Zip

This recovery tool has a clean and easy-to-use interface, where you can easily add more than one ZIP archive files into the repair list. There are 2 different repair modes: quick repair and advance repair. Quick repair mode processes file faster, and it is more suitable for ZIP files with minor corruption. Conversely, advance repair mode works slower and best for highly damaged files. If you are unsure of how severely corrupted your file is, you can always try the quick repair mode first and examine the result during file preview.

Details: Free with limited feature, $29 to buy

Recover Data for Zip

ZipRepair Pro

ZipRepair Pro is a solid .Zip archive repair software that offers rich set of features. You can repair multiple files at once or repair spanned .Zip files. It has all the basic features that a .Zip recover tool needs, with an extra event log viewer which tech-savvy users may find it useful. One of the best all-around .Zip repair tools in the list.

Details: Free with limited feature, $29.95 to buy

ZipRepair Pro

Kernel for Zip

Kernel for Zip has a relatively clear and neat interface, but there’s nothing spectacular about its functionality. Still, there is no harm trying this application since the trial version also comes with free preview feature. It supports ZIP files larger than 4GB in size, multiple file repair, and more.

Details: Free with limited feature, $29 to buy

Kernel for Zip

Freeware

DiskInternals Zip Repair

This software keeps the archive recovery procedure simple through its use of a very basic wizard. You just need to point the program at the corrupted file, check the results of whatever is found and then this data is saved to the disk in just a click. As you can see its very easy to use this software. However, don’t be fooled by its simplicity, it has complex options such recovering multiple files in one go. This software is able to support the major zip formats and reinforces the standard zip applications with the help of an automatic recovery feature. DiskInternals Zip Repair is a basic software with fewer features compared to others, but the fact that recovery performance is pretty good along with the free cost meant that it had to be included in our top 10.

DiskInternals ZIP Repair

Zip2Fix

Zip2Fix is a portable software which is listed by MakeUseOf as one of the best portable apps. It doesn’t have the prettiest interface, but it has a relatively high recovery success rate according to most reviewers. To rescue your ZIP file, simply click the Open button to select the corrupted file and Zip2Fix will do the rest for you. You can see the results instantly on the log window and the logs can be saved as a TXT file if you want.

Zip2Fix

Object Fix Zip

Object Fix Zip has a simple interface designed to facilitate the end user greatly. With the capability of providing multiple verifications, extractions and recoveries, it is certainly something to look out for. It can also do a step-by-step operation, while extracting the CRC errors along the way. It can also repair those files are being downloaded. Honestly speaking, the object fix zip has been found to be faulty at times but since it’s free, there is nothing wrong with having one installed as a backup to you main zip repair software.

Object Fix Zip

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