How to Repair WinRAR Corrupt File

Remo Repair RAR utility is safe, easy-to-use and powerful tool for repairing corrupted WinRAR files. It will fix WinRAR file corrupted by virus intrusion, system crashes, application failures, etc.


RAR happens to be a native file format for WinRAR that supports compression, file spanning and error recovery. It happen often that RAR files refuses to open because they are corrupted. Sometimes, RAR archives corrupts and you may encounter several error messages due to various reasons like virus attack, failure during file transfer, incomplete download etc. When RAR archive is corrupted, it may be impossible to unzip and extract its contents unless you fix it. However, it is possible to repair corrupted RAR file successfully with following methods.

Method 1: Fix corrupted RAR archives with WinRAR

Fortunately WinRAR application allows you to repair corrupted RAR files and make it work as before in just few steps. Follow the below mentioned instructions to use WinRAR for fixing corrupt RAR files:

1: Run WinRAR and navigate to the memory location where the corrupted RAR archive is saved to select corrupted RAR file.

2: Now click on Tools tab and select Repair archive

2: Click on Browse button to choose the location for new repaired archive. Select the archive type and click OK

Within a few seconds, the selected archive will be fixed and recreated at the destination location which you have selected earlier. But, if the RAR corruption is severe, then you cannot extract files even after applying the above method. In such case, it is necessary to use professional RAR repair tool from Remo to safely fix corrupted RAR file and easily extract contents from it.


Method 2: Repair corrupt WinRAR files with Remo Repair RAR

Remo Repair RAR is an easy-to-use tool that comes with user friendly GUI that helps even novice user in repairing corrupted WinRAR files with utmost ease. Here is the detailed guide about how to repair corrupt WinRAR files on Windows computer.

REMO also has a separate tool to repair 7Z unexpected end of data error on Windows; you can make use of it just like RAR file repair utility.

Step 1: Launch Remo Repair RAR and choose corrupted WinRAR file using “Browse” option, then click on “Repair” button

Browse corrupted WinRAR file and hit Repair

Step 2: The software starts scanning the entire corrupted WinRAR file to analyze and fix the issues which you can monitor by looking at the progress bar

View repairing progress

Step 3: As soon as the scan is over, you can “Preview” the repaired WinRAR file with list of files and folders residing in it

Preview repaired RAR file

Step 4: Click “Browse” to select the storage path of your choice to save repaired WinRAR file and click on “Save” button

Save repaired RAR file


How Remo Repair RAR tool is useful?

The software for WinRAR repair helps in various scenarios when corrupted or damaged archives in the .rar format refuses to open on Windows computer. Even, enables you to repair multiple WinRAR files at one go and also recovers data from corrupt WinRAR file irrespective of the tool that was used to create them. This powerful WinRAR repair utility does not modify or alter the original RAR file as it works in read-only mode. It easily repairs all WinRAR errors including those mentioned below:

  • Unexpected end of WinRAR file
  • The WinRAR archive is either in an unknown format or is damaged.
  • The WinRAR file header is corrupt.
  • Unable to extract downloaded WinRAR files due to CRC check failure
  • Unable to share RAR files over a network error due to virus infection

Preventive measures:

There are many ways to get rid of corrupted WinRAR files such as:

  • Scan every WinRAR files with updated antivirus program before unzipping it
  • Make use of effective download management utility in order to avoid any kind of interruption while downloading WinRAR file
  • Do not frequently change file extension to any other unsupported file format to avoid WinRAR file corruption
  • Always backup important WinRAR files on various devices

Even after following these preventive measures, if WinRAR file gets corrupted and error message pops up on your screen, then make use of Remo Repair RAR tool to fix the issues without any hassle.