You extract a downloaded archive and you receive the mistake that the archive is either in unknown format or damaged. This post will show you a simple method to fix this mistake.
You usually use WinRAR to extract as well as compress files. But today you receive the mistake that whenever you open or extract Winrar, Windows will notify that “file is corrupt“.
The archive is either in unknown format or damaged
Here’re steps to fix “The archive is either in unknown format or damaged” error in Windows 10/8/7
How To Fix “The archive is either unknown or damaged” in RAR File
1. First, download 7-Zip from this site.
2. Install 7-zip on your Windows PC.
3. Now, right-click on RAR file and select 7-zip > click Extract here.
Congratulations! You fixed The archive is either in unknown format or damaged error.
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Hope something helps you.