How to Fix Incomplete ZIP File?

You are very excited about a new game which was launched few days before. You start searching for the game file on the internet and after spending hours you find it. You start downloading the game (.zip file), which is around 800 MB. Although the download was interrupted few times, the game gets downloaded completely. You can’t wait to unzip the file, but only to find many error messages indicating that downloaded ZIP file is corrupt?

Windows users could have faced such a scenario not just once, but several times while downloading the ZIP file from the internet. This type of ZIP corruption usually occurs due to incomplete or broken ZIP file download. Corruption to ZIP file is a very common problem these days, but this ZIP file corruption can be fixed with the help of repair tools. Other than incomplete download there are many other reasons for ZIP file corruption, some of the prominent ones are explained below:

  • ZIP Header File Corruption: Usually ZIP file headers contains vital information about attributes of ZIP file, which is helpful for OS to read and access any ZIP file. If this header component gets corrupt due to any unknown issues, it causes inaccessibility and damage of ZIP file
  • Sudden Power Failure: Electro static power surge while accessing or extracting files from ZIP archive may lead to ZIP file corruption
  • External Threats: Infection of ZIP archive with harmful external threats like viruses, malware or spyware may duplicate the file contents and corrupt it
  • Changing File Extension: Changing the extension of ZIP file from one format to another can also result in damage of ZIP file
  • Additional Reasons: Using unauthorized or unsupported software to open or create the ZIP file, downloading the ZIP file from unknown host, CRC errors, bad sectors on storage drive, etc are some of the other reasons for ZIP file corruption

You can resolve ZIP archive corruption by using ZIP repair software, where Yodot ZIP Repair would be the right choice. This repair utility rigorously scans the corruptted ZIP file to locate and fix errors in ZIP file. It can repair severely damaged or broken ZIP files that are in incomplete state and recovers its contents. it has also got the ability to repair password protected ZIP archives that refuses to open or stops working due to corruption. It works compatibly on on all latest versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Procedure to Repair Incomplete ZIP File

  • Download Yodot ZIP Repair application and install the repair application to your Windows laptop / desktop
  • Open the software and stick to the main screen steps
  • Browse to choose your corrupt ZIP file by using “Browse” button
  • After selection, click on “Repair” to start the repair process
  • The applications rigorously scans and repairs the ZIP file, you can view the ongoing repair process by looking at the progress bar
  • After completion, the software displays all the contents of the repaired ZIP file
  • Finally, Save your repaired ZIP file to your desired location


  • In order to avoid ZIP file corruption due to broken downloads, check the internet connection before downloading the file
  • Don’t use third party application software to extract your ZIP file
  • Make your important ZIP files password protected
  • Use anti-virus software to remove viruses ot other threats causing ZIP file corruption