Truncated ZIP File Repair

“Hi I downloaded a Zip folder to install an application on Windows system. However, after downloading when I clicked on that Zip folder to extract its contents, I got an error message stating, “Zip file is damaged, truncated… try downloading again” but I couldn’t re-download file again for few reasons. So, can anyone suggest me how to fix truncated Zip file on Windows PC? Please help.”

Zip is the most frequently used and well known archive format for computer users. Compressing set of files in to a Zip container will reduce overall file size of files and eases the work of transferring these files over network without much error. Yet, there are many factors that can corrupt Zip files making them inaccessible and throws error when tried to extract Zip file contents. One such error is, ‘Zip file is damaged truncated or has been changed since it was created’!!

A Zip file can get truncated and display above error due to following reasons:

  • Interrupted Zip file download process due to sudden system shutdown, power loss, loss of network, etc.
  • Saving downloaded Zip file in a memory location on hard drive where bad sectors are introduced
  • Malware/virus threats intrusion to ZIP file from internet or by saving it on infected storage device
  • Zip file header damage due to CRC error while transferring it over network
  • Malfunctioning of WinZip / WinRAR application as a result of wrong installation, incorrect update of application and abrupt termination while extracting Zip file contents

When Zip file gets truncated and display ZIP file is truncated error, then user fails to unzip file contents facing loss of essential data. Fortunately, this kind of situation can be resolved by fixing truncated ZIP file using excellent Zip file repair software like Yodot ZIP Repair. This software is among the top rated and efficient file repair tools that successfully fixes truncated Zip file at once.

Useful traits of truncated Zip file repair software:

Yodot Zip Repair tool includes safe and secure way of fixing Zip archives that are damaged or corrupted or truncated under any situation. As the software is equipped with read-only repair strategies, it fixes the damage ZIP file without modifying its contents. Also, this software is proven to be virus-free by proficient antivirus programs and thus can be used without any trouble. It can even fix incomplete ZIP file on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 OS based computers / laptops without any trouble. This tool is intended to fix ZIP, ZIPX as well as 7z archives that refuse to unzip its file contents on above mentioned scenarios on Windows systems.

Procedural steps to mend truncated Zip file on Windows:

  • Download the software on your Windows computer hard drive where truncated Zip file is saved
  • Install and run the utility to carry on with repair process
  • In main screen click on Browse to find and select truncated Zip archive on system drive
  • After this, click on Repair button and trigger the process
  • Software cleanly scans selected Zip archive to resolve all its errors and damage within short span
  • Later, repaired Zip file will be displayed along with its complete file contents
  • Preview the contents and save it to desired target location on system drive for future access

Necessary Tips:

  • Do not interrupt during download / transfer of Zip archives
  • Always have a copy of important Zip file on other storage devices to avoid file corruption or loss
  • Do not use unorthodox compression methods to unzip or create Zip files