How to Extract Password Protected Zip File

Learn how to unzip and extract contents from password protected Zip files which are severely corrupted or damaged on Windows computer. Get the demo version of Remo Repair ZIP software and unzip files now!


Zip file is a widely used file format to store or send large files by compressing it to a smaller size. The major advantage of Zip file is that it can be password protected and encrypted to store private or confidential information. But, sometimes unzipping password protected .zip file may cause trouble when your Zip file gets corrupted.  No need to worry, you can eliminate corruption and extract contents of password protected Zip file using Remo Repair ZIP tool. The software will effectively fix corrupted and damaged Zip files and restores data from it with few simple clicks.

Safely unzip password protected Zip file with Remo Repair ZIP software

Remo Repair ZIP utility helps in repairing corrupt password protected Zip file and allows you to extract the contents from the corrupted Zip file. Tool provides completely automated wizard based interface to fix corrupt password protected Zip file. Moreover, the software is able to repair Zip files on both Windows 32 bit and 64-bit computer. Also, repairs large ZIP and ZIPX files that are corrupted due to oversize.

Guide to unzip password protected Zip file using Remo Repair ZIP

Click Download button to get Remo Repair ZIP trial version for free and install it to a healthy Windows desktop / laptop. Follow below explained easy steps to unzip corrupted Zip files that is password protected or encrypted.


Step 1: Launch Remo Repair ZIP and select corrupted password protected Zip file using “Browse” option, then click on “Repair” button

Browse password protected Zip file and click Repair

Step 2: The software scans and starts repairing your password protected Zip archive which you can monitor by looking at the progress bar

View ZIP repair process

Step 3: After Zip file repair process is completed, the software displays list of files and folders available in the repaired Zip file

Preview repaired ZIP file

Step 4: Select the destination location of your choice using “Browse” option and click on “Save” button to save those repaired files

Save repaired ZIP file


Few common factors responsible for corruption of password protected Zip files

  • Unexpected errors: Missing parity bit or CRC errors can affect file structure of password protected Zip file which may eventually corrupt your archive.
  • Abrupt termination: Sudden termination of system while unzipping / extracting contents from Zip archive might corrupt the zipped file.
  • Presence of bad sectors: Password protected Zip files also gets corrupted if it is stored on drives containing huge number of bad sectors.
  • Other reasons: Header corruption, virus attack, frequently changing Zip file extensions, etc. causes corruption to the Zip archive and its content remains inaccessible.

What are the benefits of Remo Repair ZIP tool?

  • Free trial version – Provides Remo Repair ZIP trial version for free to evaluate efficiency and capability of the software prior buying the paid version.
  • Safe to use – Tool is non-destructive and read-only application which make sure that your original .zip file is not altered or damaged.
  • Technical support – Free technical assistance is provided to assist you whenever you need any help while installing the software or repairing the Zip file.

Important things you need to remember

  • Maintain regular backup of your important Zip files
  • Avoid virus or malware infection by scanning the computer using updated Antivirus tool
  • Do not use untrusted application to compress your Zip files
  • Do not attempt to send large sized Zip files when internet speed is slow