Repair AVI File That Does Not Open on Windows 8

“I have copied few AVI files from my friend’s laptop to my Windows 8 computer. But when I tried to play them on media player I got an error message that ‘File not supported’. They were working fine on my friend’s laptop at the time of copying. I have asked my friend to give those videos, but he has already deleted them. Does anyone know solution for my problem? Please help!!!”

As you all know, AVI is a video file with outstanding clarity. However, as given in above situation, AVI file format is not supported by all media players since it require some sort of codec to be downloaded. Also, even if you have the codec installed on your Windows 8 computer, you may run into a few issues while playing video due to its large size. In case you are encountering any problem while playing AVI file, then it will not work and it specifies that AVI video file is damaged.

Why AVI files fails to work or play on Windows 8 PC?

  • There should not be any interruptions while you are watching videos on Windows 8 computer. But if it is interrupted due to improper system shutdown or power failure, then AVI file gets corrupted
  • Turning off your computer without closing media player on which you were playing AVI file could damage AVI file
  • Virus attacks on Windows 8 computer will corrupt AVI file and makes them unplayable
  • AVI files may not work due to change of AVI file extension from one format to another

AVI file repair tool for Windows 8:

When Windows 8 computer fails to open AVI file, few users delete it thinking that it does not have any further use. However, fixing corrupted AVI file was next to impossible in earlier days. But nowadays, you can instantly fix corrupted AVI file with the utilization of software named Yodot AVI Repair. As its name only indicates, it can fix corrupted / damaged AVI file after power failure, virus attack, improper system shutdown, inappropriate closure etc. It has the capability to fix AVI files that are not working on camera, camcorder, mobile phone, multimedia player, pen drive, memory card and other devices. In case you have corrupted DIVX or XVID files not working on your Windows 8 computer, then it will even fix them without altering its quality. This software includes only few steps that make sure that the repair process gets completed within few minutes. Most importantly, you can not only repair corrupted AVI file from Windows 8 computer, but from other operating system namely Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003.

Procedure to fix AVI file that will not open on Windows 8:

  • Download Yodot AVI Repair software to your Windows 8 computer
  • Install the application on your computer and run it to start repairing AVI file
  • Browse for the corrupted AVI file and hit upon “Repair” to commence the repair process
  • Wait till the repair process gets completed and once it is done, you will get a Windows indicating successful repair
  • Preview repaired AVI file and at last store it on a safe location

Precautionary Tips:

  • Do not try to change extension of AVI file without keeping its backup
  • Make sure that all files and programs are closed before you shutdown your Windows 8 computer