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I recently had an issue with corrupted archive files and read about 7-zip being able to test archive files. Would this be useful for trying to fix or remove corrupted archive files for me? If so, how do I use 7-zip?

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Open the archive file with 7-zip manager and click on the Test button

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If you prefer CLI, 7z t <archive-name> does the same. But I doubt you can use it for anything beyond verification of the archive integrity.

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thank you, off to go see if this does anything for me – Glenn Sep 27 '10 at 14:50
it said that there were no errors in any of the files so either this is not applicable to my issue or the ebay seller lied to me... – Glenn Sep 27 '10 at 15:07
@Glenn Could you elaborate more ? You purchased something over eBay and the seller sent you a link to download something ? – Sathya Sep 27 '10 at 15:12
no, he said that the archive files were corrupted but that someone who knew computers could avoid the problem, so I figured why not test the archive files... I don't know if this really proves anything, but I'm trying to figure out if what he said makes any sense. – Glenn Sep 27 '10 at 15:15
Looking at your past questions, I think you're speaking about this - it's as I said if an archive it corrupted, there's very little you can do, except fix it from the source, which in case is your eBay dealer. I'd go back to him and ask for a refund/replacement. – Sathya Sep 27 '10 at 15:21

It couldn't be easier. Simply download 7-zip (or via Ninite) and then open up the archive you want and click the Test button. alt text

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