How to Fix Error 0x8096002A During File Extraction in Windows?

The ‘Error 0x8096002A No error description available’ occurs when the file you are trying to extract is corrupted. Additionally, it could also be the result of corrupt system files. To resolve this error and successfully extract your files, follow the solutions provided in this guide to eliminate the issue from your system.

Below are the methods explained in detail to help you fix the error.

1. Extract the file using third-party software

It’s recommended to use sophisticated third-party software to extract your file. Reliable extraction tools such as WinRAR, 7-Zip, and WinZip are available. These programs support a broad selection of file formats for extraction. Utilizing a different extraction software has resolved the error for many users.

2. Execute SFC and DISM commands

The System File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) commands can be used to detect and repair corrupt system files, potentially fixing the error. These built-in Windows tools help users troubleshoot system file-related issues. Be aware that this process may take some time, depending on your PC’s capabilities, and requires an internet connection to perform the scans.

  1. Click the Windows icon at the bottom left and type Command Prompt in the search bar. Click Run as administrator.
  2. Open the command prompt and type the following command then press Enter on your keyboard. Wait for the verification process to reach 100% completion.
    sfc /scannow

  3. Type DISM command and press Enter. This command will initiate the repair process.
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

3. Running the CHKDSK command

Another possible cause of the error could be bad sectors on your hard drive where the file is stored. The Check Disk (CHKDSK) utility can help by marking bad sectors and attempting to recover files from them.

Caution is advised when using the /x parameter with the CHKDSK command because it dismounts the entire drive, which could result in data loss if the drive is in use by the operating system or other software. Use this parameter only when the drive is not being accessed by the system.

  1. Click the Windows icon at the bottom left and type Command Prompt in the search bar. Click Run as administrator.
  2. Type chkdsk C: /f /r /x and press Enter. Replace ‘C:’ with the letter of the drive that contains the file you wish to extract. This will commence the check and repair process.
  3. Restart your computer and check if the error is resolved.

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