Files and folders are constantly under threat, since this can come in the simple form of data corruption. In case this happens to archives, you might want to use specialized applications like Advanced Archive Repair to attempt and repair different, common archive types so you can try and recover files from inside.
Depending on your needs, the setup asks what components to display, although it’s a good idea to bundle all of them, since they only take up little disk space. As such, you can opt to install repair components for ZIP, RAR, CAB, and TAR archives. These can be individually launched, even different instances at a time, and all of them triggered from the main window.
Regardless of your component selection, a new window is brought up with a few tabs. All of them allow batch processing, while drag and drop support make it easy to load all target files. Moreover, there’s an options section you can use to specify some general elements, such as opening the fixed file when done, prompt to extract fixed files after repair, setting buffer size, repairing solid archives, or providing a password for secured RAR archives.
An additional way to add files is to use the built-in search option. It’s found in each archive component, letting you specify common, or advanced search filters like name, location, size, file attributes, and time options.
Unfortunately, the application doesn’t integrate itself into the context menu for faster trigger, but drag and drop provides enough ease of access as is. When the process starts, a progress slider lets you know how much you need to wait, with an additional time consumed section with hour and minute indicators.
The log is shown in a dedicated section right after the operation is done. You can easily export it to a LOG file at the press of a button. It shows the process state, as well as how, and what files are processed.
Bottom line is that archives easily become corrupt from incomplete downloads, or different other types of malicious interventions. Advanced Archive Repair allows you to quickly look for, and repair these archives in an intuitive process. Batch processing makes it easy to repair more files at a time.