How to Recover Deleted Zip and RAR Files

Daisy updated on Aug 27, 2020 to Data Recovery Solution | How-to Articles


EaseUS data recovery software can recover deleted ZIP and RAR files even if they have been emptied from the Recycle Bin. It also can recover lost .rar or .zip files from formatted or corrupt drives and disks.

Can't find your .zip files

How many of you guys ever lost important .zip or .rar files but have no methods to recover deleted zip/rar files? And how many of you guys know any reasons that may cause .zip or .rar files lost problems? You may find answers by checking the following reasons:

  1. Your computer crashed and you lost ZIP files and RAR, GZIP, TAR, LZH and CAB files.
  2. You deleted a ZIP, RAR, GZIP, TAR, LZH, and CAB file that you need to recover.
  3. You lost a ZIP, RAR, GZIP, TAR, LZH, and CAB file due to a virus infection or other system failure

Recovering deleted ZIP, RAR, GZIP, TAR, LZH, and CAB files requires data recovery software to recover deleted files. Here you're highly recommended to try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It can help you simply restore deleted .zip or .rar files.

Restore deleted or formatted Zip/RAR files

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can easily recover previously deleted or lost ZIP, RAR, GZIP, TAR, LZH and CAB files from hard drives, camera cards, USB's, Zip disks, floppy disks or other removable drives and disks. What exactly can this software do? Here you may find more information about what can EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard do:

  • Emptied from the Windows Recycle bin.
  • Deleted and bypassed the Recycle bin.
  • Recover shift deleted files.
  • Zip files lost as a result of a hard drive format or a disk error.
  • Deleted Zip files lost as a result of a virus or Trojan infection.
  • Supports all versions of FAT and NTFS and regenerates files even from lost, deleted partitions and from reformatted disks in Windows 10/8/7/XP etc.
  • Autosave allows continuing recovery, terminated at any stage.

However you've lost your important zip or RAR files, you can follow the next steps and let this software help you perform fabulous ZIP/RAR recovery now.

Recover deleted or lost ZIP/RAR files in 3 steps

Step 1. Choose the file location to scan.

Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your computer. Choose the drive where you lost files and click "Scan". If you lost files were on an external storage device, connect it to your computer firstly.

select the file location and click scan

Step 2. Scan the lost files.

The software will start immediately a quick scan for deleted files, and later a deep scan will launch to scan more lost files all over the selected drive. After the scan, you can use the Filter to quickly filter a specific file type.

scan the lost files

Step 3. Preview and restore files.

Double-click on a file allows for a full preview. Finally, select the desired files, click "Recover" and browse a location to save all the files at once.

recover lost files

If the ZIP, RAR, GZIP, TAR, LZH and CAB files are stored in the volume which you formatted, deleted or damaged, EaseUS data recovery software can also get them all back.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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