Quick Solution to Resolve WinZip Error Unable to Find the Local Header

Cannot extract ZIP / ZIPX files due to WinZip error unable to find local header? Free download Remo Repair ZIP trial version and follow this article to fix Zip file errors and make them workable again within simple steps.

Fix Zip File Unable to Find Local Header

“Hi. I need help for my problem. I recently downloaded a Zip file and when I tried to extract files from it, an error pops up saying unable to find local header to extract Zip file contents. Many a times I had downloaded the file, every time I am getting the same error. So can anyone please suggest me how to fix Zip file unable to find local header error and extract downloaded Zip file content. Thanks in advance.”

Zip file is a container format that generally consist of Local file header + compressed data + central directory and optional data descriptor. All the important information including file name, compression method used, signature, modification date and time related to files compressed into Zip format is stored in local file header. If this local file header gets corrupt, then the files compressed in Zip file format cannot be properly extracted. Before proceeding towards repair process, let’s have a look on some common causes responsible for Zip file local header corruption:

  • Virus or malware attack is one of the common reason behind local file header corruption that results in file inaccessibility
  • Abrupt system shutdown while trying to extract the contents of Zip archive could damage its file header and make it inaccessible
  • Malfunctioning of WinZip application while extracting Zip file could corrupt its header and pops up numerous error messages
  • Improper compression techniques, software conflicts or interruptions while transferring Zip file could damage its local header

Whenever, Zip file local header gets corrupt and pop up error message, please stop trying to extract files. Then without any delay just opt Remo Repair ZIP tool to repair Zip file header and make the Zip file accessible again within few simple steps.


Tutorial to fix Zip file unable to find local header error with Remo Repair ZIP

Click Download button to get the free trial version of Remo Repair ZIP tool and install it to your Windows desktop/laptop. Run the application by following the step-by-step instructions carefully to repair unable to find the local header for WinZip file.

Step 1: Launch Remo Repair ZIP and select the file which is showing unable to find local header error using “Browse”, then click on “Repair” button.

Browse corrupt ZIP file and click on Repair

Step 2: Once the Zip file is selected, the software automatically starts fixing the errors which you can see via a progress bar.

View repair process

Step 3: Once the Zip file repair process is completed, you can “Preview” all the files / folders from the repaired Zip archive

Preview repaired file

Step 4: Choose the storage path of your desired choice by using “Browse” option and click on “Save” button.

Save repaired file

Remarkable features of Remo Repair ZIP tool

Remo Repair ZIP program is the most recommended tool to fix Zip file showing error message - “unable to find local header” during extracting / unzipping Zip archive on Windows system, or errors like repairing 7z unexpected end of data, etc. It provides an automated and user friendly interface that directs all users to accomplish the repair task quickly and easily. Toolkit gives totally free technical supports for its users round the clock with the assistance of Remo’s professional experts.

Moreover, Remo Repair ZIP utility is a non-destructive read-only tool, which will never harm your original Zip file contents. In addition to repair, it is also competent to pull out the files / folders of a Zip file without damaging the source file. The software is capable of fixing Zip file that is showing various kind of errors such as archive is not a valid Zip file error, Zip files larger than 4GB error, cannot open Zip file access denied error, etc. Besides this, the utility is able to fix broken, split, multipart or encrypted Zip archive without any troubles.