“I've noticed numerous people having issues after downloading a .zip file; Last night I downloaded a couple of important ZIP files (specifically application software and game files), but while extracting they were reported as being empty. Initially I tried extracting them using the default Windows action, but with no joy. I then tried WinZip utility, but it reported the same issue i.e. - the archive appears to be empty.”
I assumed it might be an issue with my Windows machine; hence this morning I downloaded the same file on my brother’s Laptop. However the same thing happened again: tried to extract with 7-Zip, reported as empty or missing archive, and the same error with WinZip.
In another instance, I wanted to ZIP archive a large number of items amounting to 600 MB. I choose the items, right clicked on it, “Send To” and choose “Compressed (zipped) folder”. The process starts and after few minutes, the computer throws me an error message stating, “Compressed (Zipped Folder Error – Missing or Empty Zip File)”. This is very strange because it only happens with my important ZIP archive files, is there any solution for my problems. Can I repair Zip archives with Missing or Empty ZIP archive error message?
This is one common question which often pops up while using or downloading a ZIP archive; ZIP is a very handy compression file format, which many user utilize to compress their important files. Compressing files into WinZip file format saves lot of computer space; Adding to this, these files can easily be transferred and shared via internet. However as ZIP file used complex inbuilt algorithm technique to compression a file, it is vulnerable to problems such as corruption and damage. Moving ahead unzipping corrupted Zip file archive always results in one or the other error message and one such error message is “Missing or Empty ZIP File”
There are not one but many reasons due to which an ZIP archive gets corrupt or damaged, some of the most common reasons include Virus or Malware infection to the ZIP file, improper or incomplete download, Presence of bad sectors where ZIP files are placed, power failure or improper system termination while transferring an important ZIP archive etc
Now What? There is no need to despair after encountering ZIP file corruption. Because, whatever may be the reason behind your ZIP file corruption; it can be easily identified and fixed using Remo Repair application.
Remo Repair is one to one utility which easily identifies and fixes your ZIP file with missing or empty file error; the friendly graphical user interface makes it easier for even an amateur computer operator to utilize the software; the tool uses the latest built in algorithm to repair and extract each and every file from the corrupt ZIP file without missing even a single one. Adding to this, Remo Repair is compatible to fix ZIP files on all the latest Windows operating system family such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows server 2008 and 2003.
Step 1: Download Remo Repair software from the website. Install the application to your desktop / laptop computer. Launch the application and stick to the main screen procedure. Make use of “Browse” option to select your corrupt ZIP file. After ZIP file selection, click on “Repair” option.
Figure 1: Select ZIP File
Step 2: Allow the scanning process to complete, you can monitor the completion of repair process via progress bar.
Figure 2: Repair Process
Step 3: And after repair completion, you can view the contents of your repaired ZIP file
Figure 3: Preview Repaired File
Step 4: Finally save the repaired ZIP file to your desired destination location.
Figure 4: Save Repaired File