RAR is a wonderful technique to compress large files and enables you to reduce its size. It uses number of algorithms to create a .zip file extension and helps you to save space in disk. But sometimes you may receive error messages while extracting ZIP file. “Unexpected end of archive” is an error message that you may face while accessing WinRAR archive. You may get this error message at the time while file downloading starts and after downloading few megabytes; it stops and shows a complete download. When you were trying to open a file you may be unable to open that file, this may be due to corruption of WinRAR archive.


Suppose you were downloading a movie of large size, because of it size, it is compressed in multi-part form to make it suitable for files sharing sites. You start downloading RAR file part by part. You were very excited to watch the movie, but while extracting last part you see that CRC failed. If CRC check fails, it means that during file transfer error whether download or upload, it contains invalid data into RAR file and some bits were also corrupted causing it to fail.  At this time also you may come across this error message. CRC is usually used to check whether sent data and receive data is same. If it does not identify them to be same then archive fails to extract files and damages the RAR file. However, damaged RAR archive can be repaired by following some procedure. Want to know what it is, then give a try for RAR repair tool that helps you to extract files from damaged RAR archive in few simple steps.


There are several reasons that lead to corruption of RAR file such as virus infection that infect RAR file while downloading files from internet as they spread in wide manner and corrupt all RAR file in contact with them, extracting large file in a hard disk of low disk space, using unreliable application to create RAR folder, facing hard drive failure at the time of uncompressing RAR files, downloading files in slow network connection and so on.


There are some rare cases of RAR files getting corrupt. You may delete RAR file from the storage drive or you may lose it due to some reason. You recover the lost RAR file using recovery software. After recovering, the RAR file may refuse to open. This is because, the RAR file might have got corrupted by the recovery software or the file might got overwritten by the other files. In such situation, you need a repair tool to repair RAR file after recovery.


You can prevent RAR file from getting corrupted by taking following precautionary steps:

  • Before downloading RAR files you should check the network connection, because if network is low then interruption may take place while downloading files and there are chances for RAR file corruption.
  • You should not change file extension unless it is required.
  • You should not use low quality third party tool to uncompress RAR files

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Even after taking these precautionary steps still you cannot save your RAR file from corruption then no need to worry you can use Repair RAR software to fix RAR unexpected end of archive issue. This has an excellent technique which helps to repair broken or corrupted RAR file easily and efficiently.  This application scans each file and fixes all corrupted RAR file within a couple of minutes. It supports fixing of all versions of RAR files having size of 4GB and more. With the help of this software you can easily repair severely damaged RAR file after header corruption without destroying password code. It also has the ability to fix corrupt RAR files on MS Windows XP, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008.


Note: If your RAR file is not opening and has become bad, then do not worry just go through the provided link it will take to the page which contains information related to bad RAR file fixing. Click to navigate: http://www.repairrar.net/bad-file.html

Simple steps to fix RAR unexpected end of archive are as follows:


Step 1: Download and install Repair RAR tool and launch it. After that, a new screen will appear where you have to find the corrupted RAR file that needs to be repaired by clicking on “Browse” button.


Fix RAR unexpected end of archive - Main Screen

Figure 1 : Main Screen


Step 2: Once you have browsed corrupted RAR file click on the button "Repair" in order to start the process as shown in Figure 2


Fix RAR unexpected end of archive - Select RAR File

Figure 2 : Press Repair Button

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008


Step 3: After that the tool will start scanning corrupted RAR file. Once file gets repaired, you will be able to view all your repaired files using “Preview” option as shown in Figure 3.



Fix RAR unexpected end of archive - Preview Screen

Figure 3 : Preview Repaired RAR File


Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008



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