What to do in case Windows cannot complete the extraction? We have prepared 8 short guides to solve the issue.
8 methods to resolve the extraction failure
Method 1: Move an archived file to another place
The file extractor malfunction could be a result of an archived file being in a protected (isolated) location. Just change the profile folder, and then try to perform the extraction one more time.
Method 2: Restart the device
This solution helps nine times out of ten. Click on Windows icon, navigate to the Power section and choose the reboot option. The failure should be tackled.
Method 3: Try extracting other archived files
The malfunction reason could be the archived file itself. If you are successfully performing the extraction on other files or in other profile folders, then you definitely need to repair the archived file.
Download any professional repair tool available for Windows. Start the application, and browse the damaged folder or file. Click on the Repair button. Repairing process usually takes 5-10 seconds. Then, choose the files for further recovering and saving. Select the new location for them. The failure should be fixed.
Method 4: Save the file again
The archived file might be broken. Save it again in a new place or profile folder, and try to extract. If it hasn’t solved the issue, proceed with other methods.
Method 5: Utilize Check Disk and System file checker
The failure could be a result of some system files being broken. Use SFC and CHKDSK tools to scan the device system for failures.
Press Windows+x and choose Command Prompt (Admin). Fill in the next: sfc /scannow. If it does not work, try to type this: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c : \windows. Then, reboot the device. Again, press Windows+x and choose Command Prompt (Admin). Fill in CHKDSK /f /r and press the enter button. Then, type Y and press Enter again. Restart the device. It should resolve the extraction malfunction.
Method 6: Change a long file identifier
Windows may not be able to extract the file due to its long name. Change the file identifier to a short one, and try to extract one more time. The failure should be fixed. If not, proceed with other methods.
Method 7: Try Clean Boot
The error could be a result of certain software malfunction. Hold down the Windows key and start pressing R ceaselessly. In a pop-up box, type in a dialog window the next: msconfig. Press enter. A new window will pop up. Disable the Load startup items feature. Then, navigate to the Services tab. There should be a section with all the Windows services and a check-box saying Disable all. Click on it; it should take an effect on corrupted software. Reboot your device.
Method 8: Utilize another programs for the file extraction
This is probably the easiest way of resolving the failure. Install alternative programs like WinRar, 7-zip, WinZip, and so on. They are free and available for Windows.