Retrieve Password Protected Zip File

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zip recovery“Hi, I had some confidential files on my computer which I used to keep in a password protected Zip archive. Whenever I need to use these files, I use the password to extract data from Zip folder and after usage I used to delete the extracted files. I am not able to follow the same procedure now as the zip files are missing from my computer. I do not know what went wrong, I am unable to find my password protected Zip file anymore at the location where it was stored on my computer. Please let me know if there is any solution to get back my password protected Zip file.”

You might have zipped your important documents and files for various purposes like reducing the storage space required to save files on drive; to increase the transfer speed while moving to any external device; to attach and send all the files at once via mails and so on. But even these files may get deleted or lost like any other files from your computer. In the above case, the files might have got lost due to sudden system shutdown which might have happened anytime on your PC. There are many such scenarios in which Zip files will be lost as follows:

  • Deletion of password protected Zip files while deleting some unwanted files on storage drives
  • While moving password protected Zip file, the file transfer process may get interrupted which results in loss or missing of Zip archives
  • When partition containing important data on computer hard drive is formatted either mistakenly or intentionally for any purpose, then its erases all files from it including password protected Zip files
  • Emptying Recycle Bin without checking for password protected Zip file deleted from system hard drive permanently erases them

Whatever may be the reason for loss of files from password protected Zip file, you can restore it using efficient file recovery software such as Yodot File Recovery to get back Zip files on Windows computer.

Password protected Zip file recovery software:

Get back deleted or lost password protected WinZip files from computer internal hard drives, external hard drives, memory cards, pen drives, iPods or other storage media easily by using Yodot File Recovery software. This program is capable of restoring various types of ZIP files in .zip, .zipx and .7zip file format from all storage drives on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems. You can even recover deleted RAR files along with basic media file formats, Microsoft Office documents, PDF files and other file formats by using this application. You can get the help of support team if you get struck at any point while using the software. Try the demo version to know the details of file recovery tool.

Steps to recover password protected Zip file:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software and install it on your computer
  • Run the tool and select “Deleted File Recovery” or “Lost File Recovery” from main screen depending on the scenario that you came across
  • Select icon of drive from which password protected Zip file has to be retrieved and click on “Next”
  • Select Zip file format from the list on next screen and click on “Next”
  • Software starts scanning for Zip files and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Save recovered files on drive of computer using “Save” option and by giving a path where you want to save Zip file

Handy Tips:

  • Save another copy of password protected Zip file on a storage drive
  • Check for your important Zip files to be restored from Recycle Bin before emptying it

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