How to Solve Zip File Too Large to Open Error?

“I am trying to extract a zip file that was created about 8 months ago (which is about 15.5GB). Now, while I am trying to extract, a message popped up saying another 4.99GB memory is required to unzip the files. After clearing the disk space as I tried to extract it again, I received an error saying, ‘file is too large to open’. Please someone help me to come out of this problem.”

Normally, unzipping a zip file is a straight forward process on Windows, but this task can become a big issue when zip file shows different kind of error messages like above mentioned. When a zipped folder crosses 4GB size limit, few computers refuse to open the folder to extract its files. Hence users face trouble to access any vital information compressed in such huge archive.

Reasons causing ‘File too large to open’ error!!

The reason behind this error message might be corruption of ZIP file, due to its large size. Once ZIP archive gets corrupt, it is difficult to extract content from it normally and you need to use specialized third party applications to unzip it. Let us know some other reasons that may cause zip file corruption:

How to fix zip file too large to open error?

Use Yodot Zip Repair tool to repair zip file easily. It can efficiently repair both zip and ZIPX files, which is corrupted due to large size. Even it can fix password protected ZIP files. ‘Lost File’ option of this software lets you to restore even root files in ZIP archive. This application can read and extract corrupt ZIP file content without modifying original data. Addition to zip file too large to open error, it can resolve corrupt zip file invalid entry size error, zip is not valid win32 error, 7Zip CRC error, etc. There is 24x7 free customer supports for any kind of help regarding the utility. 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.

Procedure to repair zip file too large to open error:


  • Before downloading ZIP file from internet make sure that you have proper internet connection
  • Use secured application to compress files
  • Split large files while compressing it to ZIP archive to avoid any large size issue

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