I have a 6 GB zip file containing my last two years of data. My laptop is clean and reloaded and fairly lacking in personality.
The file is FUCKING corrupt. “Unexpected end of archive.”
A hex editor revealed that the zip has a valid header and listing of files. Hell, I can browse the goddamn archive in WinRAR.
But I can’t extract anything.
The barf is in some file near the end of the file (I know my music files were the last things to be compressed). But I am not fucking permitted to extract any fucking thing.
No tool used yet has been able to successfully repair the archive or let me get any of my files, even with the tricks Dr. 7 pulled out of his hat.
Back to searching.