As what may be the most common and convenient way to store and send multiple files, the ZIP file format is used by essentially everyone online. That being the case, there's a good chance you'll eventually come across one that has been corrupted, not least because only a single corrupt bit in one file out of dozens inside the ZIP could prevent your file archiver from opening or extracting its contents. Corrupt files can result from a variety of issues including bad drive sectors, malware, an incomplete download or transfer such as during a drop in your connection, or any other sudden interruption like a power failure or an improper shut down while working with the ZIP file. A corrupt ZIP file may open for you anyway, but some of the original files might be missing and attempting to open damaged ZIPs typically causes Windows to prompt with the following error: "Windows cannot open the folder. The Compressed (zipped) Folder 'C:\Users\TechSpot\Desktop\Wallpaper Collection Corrupt.zip' is … [Read more...] about How to Recover Data From a Corrupt ZIP File
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I'm using the Surface Book 2 as it's "meant to be used," as a creative powerhouse with a bit of gaming on the side. I'm primarily using it to create content, via video editing, blogging, podcasting, and streaming on Mixer. I'm also doing some light gaming on the side, indulging in PC-only games like Stellaris, World of Warcraft, and Heroes of the Storm, alongside Windows Mixed Reality. The Book 2 is the most versatile device I've ever used, wrapped in a svelte and portable package. Thanks to its serious GTX 1060 GPU, I can finally use it the way I wanted to use my Surface Book 1. And for those that have been asking, I thought I'd round up the accessories I'm using to get the job done. My first, and probably most important accessory for any PC user is the mouse. While the Surface Book 2 trackpad is one of the best in the business, sometimes you just want extra controls and drag, especially if you're a gamer. Right now, I'm using Razer's Naga Hex V2 mouse, which sports a 16,000 DPI … [Read more...] about These are my essential Surface Book 2 accessories for everyday use
The worm called WannaCry (aka WannaCrypt, WannaCry0r, WanaCry, and WCry) dominated tech headlines through the weekend. According to Europol, quoted in the New York Times, WannaCry infected 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries, tied the UK health service in knots, knocked out the Spanish phone company, troubled train travelers in Germany, and took big swipes out of FedEx, Renault, a reported 29,000 Chinese institutions, and networks all over Russia—including the Russian Interior Ministry.I first saw reports of the new ransomware on Friday morning, although it looks like the worm started spreading on Thursday night (per Costin Raiu). By Friday evening, a security researcher who goes by the handle MalwareTech (and who wants to remain anonymous) became an “accidental hero” by activating a sinkhole that killed WannaCry.Microsoft posted a description of the inner workings of WannaCry on Friday, the day it appeared. Amanda Rousseau at Endgame posted a more … [Read more...] about FAQ: Are you in danger from the WannaCry ransomware?