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Archive Recovery: Recover ZIP and RAR Archive Files

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Jan 15, 2024 • Filed to: Recover Files • Proven solutions

How to Recover Lost or Deleted Archive Files

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Archive file is a file with .zip or .rar extension. It has been widely used for users to save a great number of files into one single file. You can collect photos, documents, videos, and even programs into an archive file and then transfer or send it to other storage devices or computers.

However, archive loss issue is still inevitable. A RAR file which contains some important photos or documents might be lost from your computer due to your accidental deletion or formatting. Under the circumstances, you will need an archive recovery program. Recoverit, or Recoverit for Mac, is a useful tool for you to perform ZIP recovery or RAR recovery with ease. This program can explore disks on your computer or storage devices that are connected with your computer and find deleted or formatted archive files instantly. If you are a Mac user, you can also restore archive files with Recoverit for Mac.

You can download the trial version of Recoverit or Recoverit for Mac below.

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How to Recover Lost or Deleted ZIP/RAR Files

(Install Recoverit on your computer and launch it. Here we perform archive recovery with Windows version of Recoverit data recovery software.)

Step 1 Scan the Storage Device or Local Disk Where You Have Lost Archive Files

After selecting the recovery mode, the program will list all disks on your computer and the storage devices that are connected with your computer.

You need to choose the disk or storage device you want to recover ZIP/RAR files from and click "Start."

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Step 2 Start scanning the selected location to find deleted ZIP/RAR files.

Recoverit will start an all-around scan. Usually, it will take a few minutes to finish the scanning. Sometimes, a few hours are required if many large-sized files are present.

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Step 4 Recover and Save Archive Files

When you have chosen archive files you want to recover, you can save them to your computer or storage device by clicking "Recover."

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Note: Please do not save the recovered ZIP or RAR files to the original place. Otherwise, the recovery might fail.

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