2 Easy Methods to Repair Corrupt RAR File

Summary:

When RAR files get corrupted you could encounter errors like file or archive is corrupt or unreadable. The article helps you in repairing the corrupt RAR files and extracts the files safely.  

RAR files play an important role by compressing large files into small archives. This can greatly help especially when you need to transfer large files. This facilitates the easy transfer of the files. The corruption in RAR files could make your files inaccessible or unreadable.

Repair corrupt RAR file

Let us consider an instance where you have downloaded the latest video file in WinRAR file format so that you didn’t require downloading it in a large size. Later when you make an attempt to extract the RAR file it displays an error message “file cannot be opened”. We all know this could be due to the corruption in the files that are downloaded.

How to Repair a Corrupt WinRAR File?

 You can easily repair the damaged or corrupt RAR file using WinRAR built-in file repair function. To fix RAR files without any hassle. All you have to do is, just right-click on the corrupted RAR file –> choose Open with WinRAR. Then click on Tools on the toolbar –> choose Repair archive.

Or follow the below mentioned steps:

Step 1. Open WinRAR on your computer. In the address bar of WinRAR, you can find the location of the corrupted RAR file.

Step 2. Select the corrupted RAR file you want to repair →  click Repair button

Step 3. A pop up window appears, you can click Browse to select a destination path and click OK to start repairing the corrupted RAR file.

Repair corrupt / damaged WinRAR file

After the completion of repairing process, you can close the file repair window and open the destination folder to check the repaired RAR archive file.

The name of the repaired file would be rebuilt.filename.rar.

If the file corruption error still persists on the RAR file, it is best recommended to go for the safe and secure third party RAR file repair tool.

SFWare RAR File Repair tool is the most recommended tool to fix corrupt RAR files without any hassle. The tool keeps your original file unaltered and works on the copy of it. Also, helps in fixing damaged .rar archive even if it’s compressed using different compression techniques. Download the software now and fix the corrupt RAR files in no time.

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Bonus information:

You can also try extracting the RAR archive ignoring the errors to get access back on your corrupt RAR file.

How to Extract Corrupt RAR Files?

WinRAR provides an easy option to extract the RAR archive even when the file is broken or corrupted.

  1.  You can right-click the corrupted/damaged RAR –> Click Open with WinRAR
  2. On WinRAR window –> Click Extract to button on the toolbar
  3. In Extraction path and options window, specify a destination path to save the extracted files.
  4.  Check the Keep broken files option under Miscellaneous in Extraction path and options window. Click OK button to start extracting files from RAR archive.

This process will keep the corrupted or damaged RAR files for you. If you see any error messages popping up, you can just ignore them and continue to extract files.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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