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Archive Recovery: Recover ZIP and RAR Archive Files

How to Recover Lost or Deleted Archive Files

Archive file is a file with .zip or .rar extension. It has been widely used for users to save a great amount of files into one single file. You can collect photos, documents, videos and even programs into an archive file and then transfer or send it to other storage devices or computers.

However, archive loss issue is still inevitable. A RAR file which contains some important photos or documents might be lost from your computer due to your accidental deletion or formatting. Under the circumstances you will need an archive recovery program. Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is an effective tool for you to perform ZIP recovery or RAR recovery with ease. This program is able to explore disks on your computer or storage devices that are connected with your computer and find deleted or formatted archive files instantly. If you are a Mac user, you can also restore archive files with Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac.

You can download the trial version of Wondershare Data Recovery or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac below.

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4 Steps to Recover Lost or Deleted ZIP/RAR Files

(Here we perform archive recovery with Windows version of Wondershare Data Recovery)

Step 1 Select Recovery Mode

Install Wondershare Data Recovery on your computer and launch it. You will see an interface of the program as the image below shows. You can see the instructions of 4 recovery modes this program offers on the start interface.

To recover deleted or formatted archive, please select “Lost File Recovery”.

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Step 2 Scan the Storage Device or Local Disk Where You Have Lost Archive Files

After selecting the recovery mode, the program will list all disks on your computer and the storage devices that are connected with your computer.

You just need to choose the disk or storage device you want to recover ZIP/RAR files from and click “Start Scan”.

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Step 3 Preview Found Archive Files

When the scan finishes, found files will be listed in types or listed from the original path. You can preview them so as to check those archive files you want to recover.

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Step 4 Recover and Save Archive Files

When you have chosen archive files you want to recover, you can save them to your computer or storage device by clicking “Recover”.

Note: Please do not save the recovered ZIP or RAR files to the original place, otherwise the recovery might fail.

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