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Object Fix Zip 1.8

Repair broken ZIP archives in just a few clicks

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: Arabic, English, Croatian, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 21 January 2015
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Downloads To Date: 679
Developer: Essential Data Tools
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Object Fix Zip
Repair broken ZIP archives in just a few clicks

Object Fix Zip is a free tool which can try to recover corrupt, damaged or partially downloaded ZIP archives.

The program is constructed as a wizard, which makes it very straightforward to use. Add the files you'd like to repair in one step, choose the actions you'd like to carry out in the next, and it'll go to work on your behalf.

In theory, it seems as though Object Fix Zip should be able to help with most problems. It can test an archive to confirm the nature of any corruption, for instance. There are options to create a good ZIP file from the broken one, or, if that's not possible, to at least recover as many files as it can. And it can work with password-protected archives, too (as long as you know the password, of course).

A quick test of the program left us unsure of its abilities, though. We simply stripped the first two bytes of the header from a test ZIP file, and, oops - that alone was enough to defeat Object Fix Zip. It claimed our file wasn't a valid ZIP archive and refused to do anything with it at all.

Object Fix Zip may not be quite as effective as the authors claim, then. But as they're giving it away for free, it's hard to complain too much, and certainly you've nothing to lose by giving it a try - it just might be the tool you need to make a broken ZIP file readable again.

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Object Fix Zip isn't the smartest data recovery tool, but it's compact, free and easy to use, so if you've a corrupt ZIP file which you can't read then it's still worth a try

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO (build 1903)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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