Repair Error ZIP is Not Supported Archive

“I have received a ZIP file from my client and when I gave command to download it, my internet connection got disconnected unexpectedly. Upon reconnecting, I again clicked on ‘Download’ button to download ZIP file and it got successfully downloaded. Now when I tried to extract files from it, I got an error message that the ZIP is not supported archive. I even tried to download same ZIP file several times but outcome was same. Does anyone know what’s wrong with the ZIP archive which I have downloaded and suitable procedure to resolve it?".

This query has been asked by users who have lost access to important ZIP archive. If you have similar issues, then read this page to know about e causes and solution to overcome it. In above explained instance, ZIP file’s download process was terminated by the disconnection of internet which has damaged the header of ZIP archive. Since header stores important information about ZIP file, it refused to extract data compressed in it and displayed .zip file is not supported archive message. ZIP gives manual option to fix errors that you get while extracting files stored in it. However, in many cases manual way fails to resolve errors and leaves ZIP file in same state.

Suspected causes behind ZIP is not supported archive are:

  • Not hitting on “Exit” option: As soon as you finish viewing files stored in ZIP archive you should close it by clicking on “Exit” option. If you directly close it by right clicking on task bar or hitting on cross button, then it will display ZIP is not supported archive message
  • Virus Interference: In case you download ZIP file from a source which contains viruses then ZIP file may not respond or throw error message that it is not supported
  • Interruptions: ZIP file will not open and display not supported archive message when its file transfer or compression process is interrupted by power failure, abrupt removal of storage device or improper system shut down

ZIP files error repair utility:

If manual way fails to help you, then you can download assured ZIP file repair software preferably the one which can fix corrupted ZIP file in a healthy way. YOdot ZIP Repair software is the finest repair tool to fix error .ZIP is not supported archive. It can extract error showing ZIP file data no matter how many files have been saved in it. It has potential to fix ZIP and ZIPX archives saved and created on your computer running with Windows 8, 8.1, 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems. It does not take more time to repair ZIP file which shows .zip is nor supported error message and displays folders and files contained in it. In addition to this, it will automatically name fixed ZIP file “Repaired” once you choose the destination to save it.

Steps to fix error ZIP is not supported archive:

  • First of all download Yodot ZIP Repair software and install it to your Windows computer
  • Run the application and go as per the instructions given on its screen
  • Main screen shows “Browse” and “Repair” option
  • Select “Browse” option to choose required ZIP file to fix and then click on “Repair” option
  • Then utility starts to repair corresponding ZIP file and once it is done, you will be able to see recovered items from repaired ZIP file
  • Preview them and at last choose a location on your Windows PC to save it

Beneficial Information:

  • Make sure that you close ZIP file only after clicking on “Exit” option
  • Never try to transfer or compress files in ZIP when there is continues fluctuation in power supply