ZIP recovery tool

WinZip Recovery Software

Recovery Toolbox for ZIP

Recovery Toolbox for ZIP read and extract files from corrupted ZIP, SFX files, and archived folders of Windows OS.

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How to recover a damaged Zip archive with files

zip repair

Instructions for recovering files from a damaged Zip archive:

  1. Download Recovery Toolbox for ZIP from here:
  2. Install the program Recovery Toolbox for ZIP
  3. Launch the program Recovery Toolbox for ZIP
  4. On the first page of the program Recovery Toolbox for ZIP, select the damaged WinZip archive (file with extension .zip)
  5. Wait until analysis of the .zip file is finished
  6. Select the files or folders that you want to save from the damaged ZIP archive. You have to select the files marked with a blue exclamation mark "!"
  7. Enter or select the folder for saving the recovered files

How to recover data from corrupted ZIP archives

Recovery Toolbox for ZIP is designed to recover files from corrupted Zip or WinZip archives (all versions). The program scans the archive, detects the data structure, and tries to recover as much information from the corrupted archive file as possible. Using several different recovery algorithms, the tool makes it possible to achieve minimal loss of useful data stored in the corrupted archive. In addition, Recovery Toolbox for ZIP can check data integrity, which allows it to increase the quality of recovery. The zip file recovery program shows a full data recovery report during its operation.

The intuitive and easy interface allows even an inexperienced user to repair a faulty WinZip archive easily. The Zip recovery process consists of several steps. Recovery Toolbox for ZIP looks like a recovery wizard with a simple operation on each step.

How to recover a WinZip archive

Just select a corrupted Zip archive file on the first page and press the Next button. The algorithms of the zip recovery program scan the archive and determine the files stored in it. On the third page of the Zip recovery tool, the user can look at a list of files and the structure of folders in the archive that are available for recovery.

Main features of Recovery Toolbox for ZIP:

  • Extract files from all versions of Zip/WinZip archives
  • Repair data from archives with CRC errors
  • Selectively save files and folders from a damaged Zip archive
  • Recover data from encrypted archives
  • Works with password-protected Zip archives
  • Works with Zip archives larger than 4 GB
  • Works with Zip archives via LAN
  • Uses several independent algorithms, making it possible to recover as much useful information from a corrupted archive as possible
  • ZIP Viewer Tool
  • Displays and repairs files from damaged WinZip archives

Main situations when Zip archives are corrupted:

  • Operating system failures
  • Power failures
  • Restarting the system with the RESET button and others
  • Some viruses
  • Incorrect operations of antivirus software
  • Archives being partially downloaded/copied
  • Errors in the functioning of some software with the archive

Free Zip File Viewer

Recovery Toolbox for Zip is very convenient to use it for viewing the contents of a damaged WinZip archive. The tool can work as a viewer for Zip files, even if you do not have WinZip installed. The tool allows you to open and view any Zip files for an unlimited number of times.

Recovery Toolbox for Zip provides a preview of the folder structure and the list of files from the WinZip archive. The tool opens corrupted Zip files for viewing. It is free for an unlimited number of times.

How to Open the Corrupted Zip File for Free

Recovery Toolbox for Zip allows you to open a damaged WinZip file for free and display the list of files and folder structure from the damaged Zip archive on the preview page.

How to Restore WinZip Archive

To restore a file from a damaged WinZip archive, you can use the last archive backup or return to the previous stable copy of the *.zip file, or try to use Recovery Toolbox for Zip. With a very high probability, Recovery Toolbox for Zip can restore files from the *.zip archive to its original state before they were damaged. To verify this statement, it is necessary to:

  • Download, install, and run the DEMO version of Recovery Toolbox for Zip.
  • Select a damaged .zip archive.
  • Run the analysis of the damaged Zip file.
  • Review which files and folders are available for full recovery on the preview page.
  • Select a folder to save recovered files.
  • Save files restored from the archive to disk - available in the full version.

How to Fix WinZip Archive

If you need to fix a damaged WinZip archive, then the full version of Recovery Toolbox for Zip will allow you to do this in a few simple steps. Zip archives can be repaired by extracting and saving files from the damaged .zip archive to disk. Fixing a Zip file doesn’t require the installed WinZip archiver. The tool doesn’t fix or modify the existing Zip file. All recovered files are saving in separate files on disk. Fixing a Zip file doesn’t require any specialized knowledge of IT; the qualifications of a regular Windows user are sufficient.


  • Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016 and above
  • The zip recovery tool does not modify corrupted *.zip files.
  • The recovery Zip files tool only extracts data and saves it to the hard disk.
  • The zip recovery program preserves the initial data structure when saving folders and files.
  • The names of files and directories also remain unchanged.
  • The rate of scanning an archive depends on the size of the archive and the performance of the computer. It may take quite a while to recover data on slow computers.
  • Recovery Toolbox for ZIP is commercial software. Unregistered users cannot save data to disk.

Please select a damaged zip file on first page of repair wizard in Recovery Toolbox for ZIP

The program displays a folder tree and a list of files in each folder. Select the folders and/or files you want to keep from the damaged WinZip archive

Select path to save a recovered data

Selecting a damaged ZIP archive

Viewing information recovered from the damaged ZIP archive

Selecting a folder where the recovered information will be saved

Viewing the results of saving the recovered information

Customer's reviews and ratings


The program helped me a lot. 5+

Толстая Мышь07-07-2017

Files from the damaged archive were extracted. But the scan was VERY long.


Software helped me to recover zip archives. But some errors shows during parsing corrupted zip files.


All my crashed by viruses zip archives were restored for a moment. But tool doesn't support huge files.

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