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How to Open 0KB PDF Files on Windows 11/10 | 4 Safe Methods

You will learn how to open 0kb PDF files with four methods. You can repair the 0kb PDF files with EaseUS Fixo Document Repair, which is the most recommended method. This software can quickly repair and open 0kb PDF files.

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Why Do PDF Files Show Up as 0KB

When you encounter a 0kb PDF error and don't know how to open 0kb PDF files, you should know that there are two situations in that your PDF files show up as 0kb. One is a normal situation in that you haven't written any data in this PDF file, so it shows up as 0kb. The other case is that your PDF file is damaged, and your PC cannot read the data on it. You will need help if you encounter the second situation, and we can list some possible causes of PDF files turn to 0 bytes suddenly:

  • 👿A 0kb virus will attack the computer, and other files will turn to 0kb as well.
  • ❌The hard drive where your PDF files are saved has bad sectors.
  • 📑The PDF file download is incomplete, so the files are corrupted.
  • 🛠️Windows operating system crashes suddenly and causes file corruption.
  • 🖥️File system errors can cause 0kb PDF file errors.

It is not difficult to fix PDF 0kb error, and sometimes the hard drive partition shows 0 bytes. We have four safe and sound methods to help you open 0kb PDF files on Windows.

Fix 1. How to Open 0KB PDF Files with Software

We decide to put this most time-saving method in the first one. If your PDF won't open after turning to 0kb, you should try to repair them with EaseUS Fixo Document Repair. This restoration program is safe and functional and can repair PDF files on Windows 11/10/7. By the way, the repair of PDF files will not take too long, and it is also very simple to use this software.

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Check the highlights of this document recovery program to find out how powerful it is:

  • Repair corrupted PDF files no matter if you encounter PDF 0kb error, PDF shows up blank, or you cannot open PDF files suddenly.
  • Fix corrupted videos on Windows. This software can also repair corrupted videos, including MP4, MOV, MKV, etc.
  • Repair corrupted photos. EaseUS Fixo Photo Repair is one of the best photo repair software, and it can repair damaged images.

After learning the repair and fixing features of EaseUS Fixo Document Repair, you can start to repair the 0kb PDF files with it:

Step 1. Download and launch Fixo on your PC or laptop. Choose "File Repair" to repair corrupted Office documents, including Word, Excel, PDF, and others. Click "Add Files" to select corrupted documents.

add files to repair documents with Fixo

Step 2. To repair multiple files at once, click the "Repair All" button. If you want to repair a single document, move your pointer to the target file and choose "Repair". You can also preview the documents by clicking the eye icon.

select documents to repair

Step 3. Click "Save" to save a selected document. Select "Save All" to save all the repaired files. Choose "View Repaired" to locate the repaired folder.

save repaired documents in Fixo

Fix 2. Open 0KB PDF Files by Removing 0KB Virus

We have told you that it is possible that a 0kb virus attacks your computer and causes you cannot open PDF files. After removing the 0kb virus, your PDF files will return to normal. Try the following methods to remove the 0kb virus:

  • Method 1. Run antivirus software on your computer, and it will remove the virus automatically.
  • Method 2. In Task Manager, terminate any running virus-related processes.
  • Method 3. Stop a suspicious process from Windows Startup.
  • Method 4. Enable Windows Firewall to defend against computer viruses.
  • Method 5. Remove the 0kb virus in Windows 11 Safe Mode.

If you want to learn more details about all the methods, you can read this passage:

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Fix 3. Change File Extensions of 0KB PDF Files to Open

Have you ever checked the file extensions of your 0kb PDF files? The right file extension for a PDF file should be .pdf, and if your PDF files turn to 0kb, the file extension may change. So, you can change file extensions of 0kb PDF files to open a 0kb PDF file.

Step 1. Find the disk which contains your 0kb PDF files, and right-click it.

Step 2. Click "Properties".

click on properties

Step 3. Click "Tools" and then choose "Check".

choose Check

Step 4. After using this utility to fix system errors, you can go to the folder to rename your PDF files.

Step 5. Find the target 0kb PDF file and select it. Then, click the rename button to change the file extensions, and your PDF files should end with .pdf.

rename button on Windows

Fix 4. How to Open 0KB PDF Files with Command Prompt

The last way to open 0kb PDF files you can try is to repair the corrupted PDF files with Command Prompt. You should use the CHKDSK command line to repair corrupted PDF files. If you are familiar with command lines, you can try this method. If you are uncomfortable with CMD, jump back to the first method.

Step 1. Type in cmd or the full name of CMD in the Windows search box.

run cmd as administator

Step 2. Run CMD as administrator and launch the Command Prompt.

Step 3. Type in chkdsk /f drive letter:, and replace the "drive letter" with the correct drive letter containing the 0kb PDF files.

run CHKDSK command line

Step 4. After running this repair command line, wait for a while until the process is finished. You should be able to open 0kb PDF files after that.

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Bottom Line

The key point to opening 0kb PDF files is repairing them and returning them to their original condition. Can you open 0kb PDF files now? We guess you have solved this problem. If you reencounter file corruption, you should immediately download EaseUS Fixo Document Repair to repair corrupted documents. 

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How to Open 0KB PDF Files FAQs

After reading the detailed methods of how to open 0kb PDF files, you can learn more about this topic with the following questions:

1. How to recover a 0byte Word document?

You have four solutions to recover 0byte Word documents.

  1. 1. Run antivirus programs to remove the 0byte virus.
  2. 2. Run the CHCDSK command line to fix the 0kb problem.
  3. 3. Show hidden files to recover a 0byte Word document.
  4. 4. Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover.

2. Why are my PDF files showing 0kb?

Your PDF files show up as 0kb can be caused by a computer virus, hard drive damage, bad sectors, incomplete download, accidental content deletion, etc.

3. How to fix a 0-byte PDF file with software?

You can fix a 0byte PDF file with EaseUS Fixo Document Repair, which will automatically help you repair corrupted PDF files.

  1. 1. Launch this functional recovery software, and scan the disk which contains 0kb PDF files.
  2. 2. Select the target PDF files, and click to preview the files.
  3. 3. This software can repair corrupted PDF files automatically. You can just click the repair button.

4. How do I open a PDF file with 0kb?

You have four methods to open a PDF file with 0kb:

  1. 1. Repair it with EaseUS Fixo Document Repair.
  2. 2. Run an antivirus program to remove the 0kb virus.
  3. 3. Run the CHCDSK command to fix the problem.
  4. 4. Change the PDF file extension to solve the issue.

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Jaden is one of the editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. She focuses on topics concerning PCs and Mac data recovery. Jaden is committed to enhancing professional IT knowledge and writing abilities. She is always keen on new and intelligent products.

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Dany is an editor of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. She focuses on writing articles about data recovery on Mac devices and PCs. She is devoted to improving her writing skills and enriching her professional knowledge. Dany also enjoys reading detective novels in her spare time.

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