Winzip - damaged archive
Posted on 2002-04-24
I used Winzip and archived ONE very large file - spanning 30 disks.
When I extract it, it gets to disk 21 and says the disk is damaged.
I've tried copying the disk, the file, using scandisk, using Norton Utilities, etc. The disk has a bad sector and the portion of this spanned file is on this sector.
I used a DOS utility program and was able to recover enough of the disk to copy the file off to my hard drive.
This file, however, is not a valid archive. I tried the Info-zip program, pkzipfix - all cannot repair it.
So - what I need is help in tricking Winzip to continue on past disk 21 and finish the file. I tried renaming disk 22 to 21 and got the error "not valid" I'd rather have some of this data if I can't get it all.
I would assume someone somewhere has run into this problem whereby the physical data was bad and a spanned file was written to it. I cannot recreate the zip either - source is gone.