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Zipx Archive Repair

I recently had to perform a backup of my harddrive because of a necessity to reformat my harddrive. To do so, I used winzip to create an archive of selected files; media, documents, downloads. I did this to facilitate the transfer of the data to an external medium so space could be conserved.

Unfortunately, the .zipx archive became corrupted and now winzip won't open the file and extract it's contents. Winzip recognizes it as a valid archive but reports the data is corrupted (no specific error code was given).

I attempted to use winzips repair tool without success. It created an empty "fixed" archive from an original of 78GB and took two days to do so.

Does anyone know of a reputible, reliable, and easy to use software that could try to repair the archive?

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Back to mother I fear.
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fixed it

I ended up being able to recover the data. Not by using winzips utility, although I see how it can be a useful tool. Fragments of the file still existed on my desktop after the Cut-Paste operation I performed so when the corrupted file was transfered back to the desktop, winzip was happy and successfully extracted all the data. I was lucky I hadn't been using my desktop like i usually do. Happy

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