How to Mend Cannot Open Encrypted ZIP File?

“I received an encrypted ZIP file through email and saved it on Windows OS. Later on I tried to open file by entering its password but unfortunately got an error message stating 'cannot open encrypted ZIP file'. So I again downloaded ZIP file from email but the problem remains the same. Can anyone help me to fix this issue? All suggestions are welcomed…”

Windows has in-built ZIP file support with encryption. User can scramble data within files to protect them from public views is encryption. At the same time users are advised to use same password for decrypting the files as well. However, one may come across situation as mentioned above when unzipping contents of an encrypted ZIP archive. In such instant no need to panic; you are not the only one who have faced this kind of trouble. Encrypted Zip file can turn unreadable by showing error message when instances as given below occur:

  • Hard drive showing low disk space while trying to unzip password protected Zip file
  • Improper compression technique can damage internal structure of ZIP archive making it unreadable
  • Closing ZIP file abruptly, download error, CRC error, etc. can corrupt encrypted ZIP file after which file cannot be opened
  • Accidentally if user saves encrypted ZIP file on Windows system that has many bad sector then there is possibility of file corruption leading to inaccessibility

Utility to fix cannot open encrypted ZIP file:

User can efficiently repair unreadable encrypted ZIP file that shows cannot open error on Windows computer by utilizing Yodot ZIP Repair tool. This app recovers unreadable content from corrupt ZIP file by fixing all sorts of errors within the archive. It easily fixes damaged, password protected, inaccessible or incompletely downloaded ZIP/ ZIPX files. It can be easily used on Windows computer like Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. To get better idea on how to use this product, just download demo version it is similar to full version. In order to save repaired ZIP file, you need to purchase the full version of software which is available at reasonable price. Moreover, this program has ability to repair 32 and 64 bit ZIP archive files created by WinZip tool. Yodot can also repair 7Zip CRC error, file structure error, invalid entry size error, cannot open split ZIP file error, empty archive, Winrar checksum error, access denied, Mapi error, Word document cannot be opened error and many more.

Steps to fix cannot open encrypted ZIP file:

  • Download and install Yodot ZIP Repair software on Windows computer
  • Run the repair tool and follow the instructions present on screen
  • Browse and select corrupt ZIP file that you want to repair
  • Now the tool scans selected ZIP archive
  • You can view the repair process in the progress bar
  • After completion of scanning process, you will get a window displaying as ZIP file is successfully repaired
  • Now verify your data from repaired ZIP file
  • At last, you can save repaired ZIP file to desired destination location using 'Save' option

Useful Tips:

  • Before encrypting ZIP file make sure that you keep backup of it
  • Avoid working on password protected ZIP files when there is continuous power fluctuation