Fix Compressed Zip File is Invalid Error on Windows 7

“Hi!! I am using Windows 7 system. Last week, I have compressed some files using WinRAR tool to transfer them through internet. Now my friend, to whom I have sent that Zip file, is unable to access it because of the error “compressed Zip file is invalid”. Both of us, don’t know why this error is occurring. If anyone knows about this error, then reply soon. Thanks in advance!!”

The main reason that triggers above mentioned error is corruption of Zip file due to various reasons. Zip file can get corrupted because of many reasons. Few of them are listed below:

  • CRC error caused due to incorrect transmission of archive
  • Download errors or interruptions may result in damage of Zip file
  • Applying unauthorized third party application to compress or decompressed ZIP archive
  • Malfunctioning of WinRAR application

When ZIP file is corrupt due to any of the above reasons, it may probably display compressed ZIP is invalid archive error when tried to extract its files on Windows 7 system.

  • The compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted
  • Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive
  • Error 0x800004005: unspecified error

Once you get error messages by Zip file, you cannot access files compressed in it. In such case, to extract files from corrupted Zip file you have to use some Zip repair tool to fix the error first.

Software to fix compressed Zip file is invalid error on Windows 7:

Yodot Zip Repair is one of the efficient tools to mend error like compressed Zip file is invalid on Windows 7 system. Additionally, this tool can repair Zip archive that is corrupted due to CRC error, ZIP archive error and so on. Built in algorithm of this software can fix Zip file without altering to its original information. Apart from this, it can fix corrupt Zip file header, incomplete zip file, WinZip file and lot more. This tool provides 24X7 free customer support to users for any kind of queries while using the application. It supports all versions of Windows OS such as Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 2003 operating systems.

Procedure to repair compressed Zip file is invalid error on Windows 7:

  • Download and install Yodot ZIP Repair software on your Windows 7 computer
  • Run the installed tool in order to start repair process
  • In the first screen, browse corrupted Zip file that needs to be repaired and click on “Repair” button
  • Now, it will start scan selected ZIP archive
  • You can see status of scanning process in progress bar
  • After completion of repair process, you will get a message like “successfully repaired”
  • At last, you can save fixed ZIP file to a desired destination location

Tips to follow!!

  • Before downloading any Zip file from internet make sure that you have proper internet connection
  • Make sure that you have configured browser correctly
  • Try to download Zip file once again if it shows any kind of above mentioned error