When attempting to extract an archive with the 7Zip tool, a number of users claim to receive the message “There are some data after the end of the payload data.”

Since it doesn’t stop the extraction process, this isn’t a typical error but more of a warning message.

 

There are Some Data After the End of the Payload Data

What Results in the Warning Message “There are Some Data After the End of the Payload Data”?

By examining various user reports and their solutions, we looked into the problem. According to what we learned, a number of events could result in the appearance of this warning message. The most typical situations are as follows:

  • A 7-Zip flaw A known bug with 7Zip, but only on older builds, causes the “There are some data after the end of the payload data” warning message on each attempt at extraction. It is known that build 16.02 and earlier builds have the problem. Users surmise that the problem is related to using the RAR encryption on particular types of data, despite the fact that the developers haven’t really provided an explanation for it. The problem has been addressed by the creators of the extraction tool in the most recent versions of 7Zip.
  • The 7-Zip utility cannot determine the archive type. This alert message may also appear if the 7-Zip tool is unable to recognise the file’s archive type.
  • An archive error is being reported by the 7-Zip programme. The most recent versions of 7-Zip are set up to report errors with specific file types, as the developers have mentioned. The same is true for TAR archives. Until recently, 7-Zip did not report bad sectors from TAR files, but with the most recent builds, you will receive this error message informing you that the archive you are trying to extract has bad sectors.

The “There are some data after the end of the payload data” message may not always need to be taken seriously because it won’t change the extracted archive or any of its files. However, it depends on the archive’s extension and the user’s attempt to extract it.

This article will give you some repair techniques if you’re having trouble fixing this specific problem. The solutions that other users who were in your shoes have used are listed below for your perusal. For best results, work your way through the methods listed below until you discover one that effectively addresses the issue in your particular situation. Let’s start!

Method 1: Download the Most Recent Version of 7-Zip

Verify that you are using the most recent 7-Zip version before taking any other action if you experience this kind of error. Let’s make sure that your 7-Zip build is more recent than build 16.02 to make sure that you aren’t seeing the warning message as a result of an old 7-Zip bug.

To do this, launch 7-zip and select About 7-Zip from the Help menu in the ribbon bar. Check if the build number is newer than version 16.02 at that point.

You must update 7-Zip if it has a build number that is greater than or equal to version 16.02. Follow the instructions below to accomplish this:

  1. Go to this website (here) and select the Download button for 7-Zip version 18.5. Ensure that you download the appropriate version for your Windows architecture.
  2. Select a location (or leave the default) and click the Install button to install 7-zip by opening the installation executable.
  3. Click Yes to restart your computer at the end of the installation process to finish.

Check to see if you can use 7-zip to extract the archive at the next startup without running into the “There are some data after the end of the payload data” error. Go down to the next method below if the same warning message is still appearing.

Method 2: Change the.zip Extension to.rar.

If the first approach didn’t work, let’s check to see if the file type determination process used by the extraction utility is inconsistent. Renaming the extension from.zip to.rar has helped some users who have encountered the same error message to solve the problem.

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However, if you used Method 1 to update to the most recent version, this ought to no longer be an issue. However, you can try getting around the problem by renaming the archive with the.rar extension and extracting it again if you decide against updating for some reason. Here is a brief explanation of how to do it:

  1. First things, open File Explorer, select View, and confirm that the box next to File name extensions is checked. This will make sure that the fles extensions are visible.
  2. Select Rename from the context menu when the archive that displays “There are some data after the end of the payload data” during the extraction point is clicked.
  3. After that, switch the.zip extension to a.rar extension and select Yes when prompted.
  4. Next, select 7-Zip Extract Files from the context menu of the right-clicked 7-zip archive. The “There are some data after the end of the payload data” error should no longer prevent you from finishing the extraction.

Go down to the next method below if this one didn’t work or if you’re looking for a different strategy.

Method 3: Using the Universal Extractor

You can also use Universal Extractor if the two methods mentioned above haven’t worked or if you’re looking for a different method of downloading the archive. Many users who encountered the “There are some data after the end of the payload data” error and were unable to use the files extracted with 7-Zip have reported that they were successfully able to extract the files using Universal Extractor.

Here is a brief guide on how to do it:

  1. Click on UniExtract Installer by going to this link (here), scrolling down to the download section.
  2. To install Universal Extractor on your system, open the installation executable and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Right-click the archive after the installation is finished, then select UniExtract files.
  4. Choose a destination directory to finish the extraction. If the sectors are intact, there won’t be an error message.