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How to Recover Deleted Zip and RAR Files

Updated on Dec 29, 2018 by Daisy to Deleted Recovery


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. Connect your device to PC.

If you lost files on an external storage device, connect the storage device to your computer firstly.

Step 2. Run this software and scan the lost file.

Run EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard on your PC, specify the location where you lost files and click "Scan" to scan those lost files.

Run data recovery software.

Step 3. Preview and restore file.

After the scanning, you can find and double-click to preview your lost files here:

  • Delete Files: All your deleted files are listed here.
  • Drive (with your device name): It loads all lost files here.
  • Lost Partition Files: Check first if your hard drive is formatted or partition gets deleted.
  • Extra Files: All files that lost names or paths on your drive can be found here.
Scan and find lost files.

Step 4. Choose and restore files.

Finally, select the found files, click "Recover" and navigate to save them to a secure location on your PC or another external storage device.

Restore 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.