How to Repair Broken RAR File Header?

Fix Corrupted RAR Header

WinRAR is a reliable and popular compression utility used by many users to compress their important files such as photos, games, documents, music etc. This in turn saves lot of hard disk space and make tasks such as downloading, uploading, transferring data on internet easier. However, RAR files usually get corrupt and damaged due to numerous reasons. For example consider the below situation.

“Few days before, you started downloading a very important application file of RAR format. Since the download can be resumed, you paused and resumed the file download, whenever you had time. And finally your file got downloaded yesterday but when you tried to extract that downloaded RAR file, it displayed an error message, which said something like corrupt header. You re-downloaded the same file again but the result was not fruitful. Now you are looking for a way to repair broken RAR header?”

Obviously, as stated above the reason behind your RAR file inaccessibility is due to header corruption. A header is a file where information’s like RAR file name, size of the RAR file, modification date, creation date etc are stored. So if any problem to RAR header makes it inaccessible. The header of a RAR file gets broken due to the following reasons:

  • RAR header file gets damaged, if the registry policy settings on the system is not set properly
  • Sudden power failure while extracting files from RAR file
  • Severe malware infection on RAR header file
  • Interruption while downloading or transferring RAR file
  • Bad sectors on storage media where RAR files are stored

How to repair broken RAR header?

RAR file corruption due to header damage can be easily repaired using Remo Repair software; it is an advanced WinRAR repair tool which can easily identify and repair any problem with your RAR file. The tool has the capability to fix inaccessible, corrupt, damaged, broken, password protected, large sized RAR file with ease. The tool has a very easy to use interface through which even a person with less technical skills can operate and fix RAR file corruption. More to this, the program even allows you to preview the fixed RAR files before saving them in a particular location. Furthermore, the tool is compatible to run on all latest versions of Windows operating system.

Points to remember:

  • Never interrupt during RAR file download or transfer process
  • Use powerful antivirus program to remove viruses / malwares from your computer
  • Make use of quality UPS device to prevent RAR file corruption due to power failure
  • Avoid extracting files from RAR files using unreliable third party utilities

Follow these steps to repair broken RAR header:

Step 1: Download and install Remo Repair RAR application on your PC. Run the application and stick to the procedure. Then browse and select the corrupt RAR file and click on “Repair” option to start the repair process.

Repair Broken RAR Header - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: The application starts the repair process and you can moniter the repair process through progress bar.

Repair Broken RAR Header - Repairing Progress

Figure B: Repairing Progress

Step 3: Allow the repair process to complete, and after completion the application shows all the files and folders from the corrupt RAR file.

Repair Broken RAR Header - Preview Repaired RAR File

Figure C: Preview Repaired RAR File

Step 4: Save the repaired RAR files to your desired location using “Save” button.

Repair Broken RAR Header - Save Repaired RAR File

Figure D: Save Repaired RAR File