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Comparison of archive repair programs

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The following article lists the available programs for fixing a specific type of archive that has been corrupted (for example by downloading via the internet). Although some file archivers also have the function to repair certain types of archives, it is not always clear which type of archive can be repaired with it. This list intents to clear this up, and also mention dedicated repair programs (that may not be able to decompress or compress the file type they can repair).

Program name Maker Repairable file types operating system freeware ?
AutoUnpack[1] ? .rar, .7z, .zip, .TS Windows yes
Advanced Archive Repair SysInfoTools .tar.gz, ? Windows no[2]
Advanced Archive Repair DataNumen ? Windows no
Advanced Zip Repair DataNumen .zip, ? Windows no
Advanced Cab Repair DataNumen .cab, ? Windows no
Advanced Tar Repair DataNumen .tar, ? Windows no
Advanced Rar Repair DataNumen .rar, ? Windows no
WinRar RarLabs .rar, ? Windows no[3]
7-zip ? .7z, ? Windows yes
QuickPar ? .PAR, .PAR2 Windows yes
gzip[4] ? .gz Linux yes
lziprecover Antonio Diaz .lz Linux yes
bzip2recover Julian Seward .bz2 Linux yes
lzip2recover Mikolaj Izdebski .bz2 Linux yes


  1. Autounpack
  2. Demo can be used to view all files in an archive, but can not repair/extract the files therein
  3. Shareware, can be used for 30 days
  4. Recovering files with gzip

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