The Importance of Investing In ZIP Recovery

The ZIP file is one of the most favored formats for any type of data storage in the computer software world. It is favored since it is by far the most widely used method for transferring any information or files online. Despite having a well-defined structure, the ZIP file format is extremely sensitive and does often succumb to corruption other virus attacks.

Furthermore, the ZIP file is particularly hardy but this can prove to work against the original owner of the ZIP file as well. This is owing to the fact that even the most minor of corruptions can cause the file to lock down indefinitely.

Any harm targeted towards the file structure will make ZIP recovery extremely difficult and the data irretrievable. Often times, this means that standard ZIP tools will be unable to extract the contents of the file. This is because the original CRC values of the file archives will not match the ones that are extracted.

Since ZIP recovery becomes next to impossible if one is relying only on standard ZIP tools, it becomes quite imperative to take the time to invest in ZIP recovery software. ZIP recovery software is designed particularly to deal with ZIP files and problems relating to them. Whether you’re looking to retrieve all your files or if you just forgot your password on your ZIP file and want that back, ZIP recovery software can help smooth things over.

However, there has been an increase of viruses which are designed particularly to attack .ZIP files and folders online. Nonetheless, the following causes could bring to the light the importance of buying and investing in ZIP recovery software:

Transfer Error

This is the most common causes of corruption in ZIP files if you’re downloading the file from an online hub on the Internet.  When downloading, this error can also introduce data which is considered invalid in the ZIP file. This can at times not only corrupt the data but make ZIP recovery a difficult task. Having ZIP recovery software in place can help prevent such downloading fiascos.

Password Error

This isn’t a case of corrupted data but it does require the help of ZIP recovery. ZIP files can often times have passwords on them. If you’ve forgotten the password then it can be difficult to gain access to the contents again. ZIP recovery software is able to manipulate the data out of the folder without setting off anything that could corrupt the file and make the data inaccessible forever.

Header Issues

ZIP files often fall under the corrupt category owing to slight header issues. Since it is made on an open format, it is possible for the header issue to exist owing to a slight mistake which might have occurred during the process, application or method used to make the ZIP file. ZIP recovery software can help to rectify this issue by allowing regular maintenance of all ZIP files that you may have in your archive.


Alan Chen is President and Chairman of DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including outlook repair, sql recovery, word recovery and excel software products. For more information visit

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