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WinZip - Unexpected end of file error.

By dpoeppelman ·
One of our sales reps has a program that I archived and saved on our server using winzip. When I went to restore the archive, it gave me an unexpected end of file error. The problem I have is that the drive has since been formatted and he has 3 years of bids in that archive. My question is - Does anybody know if I can restore/repair this file? Even if I can just get some of the information back, it would help out tremendously.

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by jeng In reply to WinZip - Unexpected end o ...

Sorry to hear about your problem. If it's packaged as a ZIP file, you may want to look for PKZIPFIX (www.pkware.com) (It's usually packaged in the command line utilities). PKZIPFIX make a duplicate backup so the original is not modified. Another onesimilar program can be found at http://srana.virtualave.net/download/zipfix.zip
Good luck.

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I would directly contact the company that is resonsible for the software you used to compress the information. They will have recovery packages that are specific to thier compression system.
I would take a double attack option and get a copy of Nortons Unformat, or a different unformat utility and start to recover the actual hard Drive before too much more is written to it, you probably have a better chance of recoving the data from the orignal hard Drive.

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by pVp In reply to WinZip - Unexpected end o ...

Try this at WinZip's site: http://www.winzip.com/zipfix.htm

Basically they think that 8.0 will handle many errors that prior versions wouldn't. And they have a link to Info-ZIP for a repair utility.

However, with a premature EOF, there's no telling what or whether it's recoverable.

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