Repair Zip Error Unexpected End of Archive

The Zip file format is a data compression and archive format which is used to reduce the size of the original data. It consists of one or more than one files that have been compressed to reduce the size of the file. In order to explain the importance of Zip file, let us take an example. Suppose you have a DOC file of approximate 20MB and you want to send it to your friend through the internet. But the problem is that this file is taking too much time to upload. Under such condition, you may use Zip to reduce the file size. Your original file will be reduced to 6-7MB. In this way Zip file helps you to save your time and also hard disk space.

However, this Zip file is highly prone to corruption in many scenarios. Many times, a Zip file gets corrupted while you lose the Internet connection during downloading process. This situation results in data loss, as you cannot extract data from a corrupted Zip archive. You can solve the problem by downloading the Zip file again. But, if you still do not succeed in extracting files from an archive, then better you go for a professional Zip repair software.

Just to explain above case, let us assume a situation, wherein, you have downloaded a Zip file containing information of a crucial business deal. But when you tried to extract the files from it, it threw an error message like "Unexpected end of archive " As a result of this error, you were not able to view the contents present in the archive of the Zip file. You may now wonder what might be the cause for such error messages. Well, the error message may pop up due to several reasons such as:

  • Your Zip archive may get infected with viruses while downloading from the internet as it spread in wide manner and corrupt Zip file
  • Using an unreliable application to create a Zip folder
  • Extracting a large file from hard disk that has low disk space
  • Hard drive problems at the time of uncompressing Zip archive

In such circumstances when your Zip file gets corrupted, you have to make use of any good repair software in order to get it repaired and work again.

About the software

Yodot Zip Repair software can repair Zip file effectively and can solve most common reasons of Zip corruption such as CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) issues, WinZip related errors, virus attack etc .This repair software provides user-friendly experience by providing largely graphical and self-descriptive user interface. These application can repair and restore Zip file whether it is password protected or not. It will also provides you an option to restore your repaired Zip file to the specified location.

Steps to fix Zip error unexpected end of archive

  • Download the application and install it to your computer
  • Once you install the software, run it and start the repair process
  • Follow the steps that you can see on the screen
  • Choose corrupted ZIP file, that you want to repair
  • Start the repair process by clicking on the "Repair" option
  • You can view now the progress of repair process in the progress bar
  • Once the repair process gets completed, you can view the repaired file’s contents
  • At last save repaired contents on the desired location by selecting "Save" option

Measures To Be Taken

  • While transferring or downloading the Zip file, make sure that there is no interruption
  • Backup your important Zip files onto any external storage devices
  • Download any good antivirus software to remove deadly viruses