Restoring Compressed Files

“I am searching for trustworthy solution to find out my zip files, because I have lost my personal files and office document files in compressed folder. Last month, I had created one compressed file (zip), which contained all vital data. I moved the file to my external hard drive so as to keep it as a backup. But, yesterday when I connected my external hard drive to find those compressed files, I was not able to find even a single one of them. I searched the entire drive for my Zip file, but to my bad luck I couldn’t find it. Guys, please help me. Those compressed files contain valuable information that I cannot afford to lose. Thanks in advance!”

Compressed files play an important role in reducing the hard disk space by desirable amount. Two of the most famous compressed file formats which are used among all the system users are Zip file and RAR file. With the help of compressed files, user can not only save single file, but can also put different file formats and access them quite easily. As it goes in computing world, we know that all files are prone to deletion or loss; at times even compressed (zip) files face such circumstances causing data loss. Some of them are given below:

  • Unintentional Deletion: While trying to move compressed files present in the system to external storage media, user may accidentally delete them with the use of Shift + Delete keys. This causes permanent deletion of compressed files, which bypasses Recycle Bin folder
  • Bad Sectors: Increase in the number of bad sectors present on the hard drive can damage HDD partition, which leads to the inaccessibility of the compressed files saved in it. Therefore it is recommended to schedule regular defragmentation of hard drive
  • Improper File Transfer: Abrupt removal of external storage media or sudden system shutdown when the compressed files are being transferred may leads to loss of compressed files

Loss of compressed files can hit you hard as this not only leads to loss of single file, but set of files that were present in compressed format. However, no need to worry, as recovery of all compressed files is possible with the use of ultimate Yodot File Recovery software.

Compressed file recovery tool

With the installation of Yodot File Recovery program, you can be assured that recovery of compressed files in Zip, RAR, JAR and other file formats is accomplished from Windows operating system. Users need to follow the simple steps shown by its simple user interface to get back compressed files without facing any trouble. Apart from recovering compressed files, this application can also be used to restore MS Office documents, PDF files, generic media files (audio files, video files, photos) and other file formats from internal hard drive as well as from all external storage drives. This file recovery utility can be installed on different versions of Windows operating systems like Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 respectively. To provide assistance in recovering compressed files on Mac operating system, we have Yodot Mac File Recovery program that works on all latest versions of Mac OS and recovers your compressed files without causing damage to its file contents.

Steps to recover deleted / lost compressed files from Windows system:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery tool in the system by logging in as local system administrator
  • Run the program and follow the simple steps that are provided in the main screen of the application
  • Click on Deleted File Recovery or Lost File Recovery option based on scenario in which loss of compressed files has taken place
  • Now, from the next screen, select the drive from where recovery of compressed files has to be carried out
  • Once the drive is selected, proceed to the next window to mark the compressed file types
  • As soon as the file types are marked initiate the scanning process
  • Upon completion of the scanning process, user can view the contents preset in compressed file before saving it to desired destination location


  • Double check the files before deleting them from system hard drive or other storage media
  • Avoid using unknown application to compress files containing valuable information
  • Keep backup of important compressed files in separate external hard drive