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How to view corrupt zipped files? Answered

The problem is that I need to recover a zipped file from a corrupted hard drive. The hard drive is NOT physically damaged, only inaccessible due to the current state:
I accidentally, began ghost imaging and completed about 10% of the initial process before I canceled it. So now the system won't boot. I get a single flashing cursor in the top left corner of the screen. If I connect the hard drive to a SATA-to-USB adapter and connect it to my Windows XP computer it will show that the 'Mass Storage Device' is found and installed. But I can't see the device in My Computer or Disk Management.
What I think needs to be done is have the device (connected via USB) mounted so that I can use a file recovery program to scan the drive for files.

Does anyone have any ideas? I know I can complete the reimage and then try to recover the file but its about 2.6 GB in size and I have a feeling that no programs will be able to successfully recover the whole file. I would like to recover the file without reimaging the drive because chances of the files being overwritten are much greater if the image completes.



The zip files or system could be infected, the third-party software not working/installed correctly, the file permissions could be odd, or some security software may be getting in the way such as antivirus. If the zip files are legitimately damaged or corrupted, there are many tools and a few free ones that can recover damaged zip files. You can download program of Zip files through: - ZIP Viewer Toolhttp://www.zip.viewertool.com/.

Your zip files might have corrupted or infected and you are facing problem as a result of it. re imaging your system could be one idea. However, if you don't want to do then you may use zip recovery tool to completely recover your zip file.


3 years ago

I would suggest using a hammer. That can fix many problems.

[Hmmm... watches for answers with interest.]