A .zip or .rar file is a file that stores and compresses one or more other files. Recently, I tried downloading albums from my Flickr account, but I often received the same error message when opening the .zip file: Unexpceted end of archive. Very frustrating; the message was still there even after redownloading that zip file.
There is, however, a solution. This will explain the solution when using WinRar, but it should also work in other popular file archive programs. Also, this error message can appear on various archive filetypes, including .rar, .zip, .tar, .tar.gz
You will then be asked in what folder the repaired archive should be saved. Choose a folder. The archive type should be the same as the file extension of the original file (so if it is a .zip file, choose ZIP and for a .rar. choose Rar). Click OK.
From here, users must change the path to the folder containing the files they wish to compress. The command would be - rar a .rar. Once you hit enter, the software will compress the files in the source folder to the archive defined by the user. To extract files, users need to click on Terminal and choose the file they wish to extract. From there they need to send the command - unrar rar.