When you use the 7-Zip application, you may receive the “There is some data after the end of payload data" warning message. This is not a general error but more like a warning message as it does not interrupt the extraction process. This post from MiniTool provides more details.

It’s common to receive the “there are some data after the end of the payload data” warning message on 7-Zip. There are many reasons for receiving this notification.

  1. When extracting with older versions of 7-Zip (e.g. build 16.02), you may see the error message.
  2. This notification will appear on your screen if 7-Zip doesn’t recognize a specific archive type.
  3. 7-Zip utility reports archive error.

Then, let’s see how to get rid of the “7-Zip there are some data after the end of the payload data” error.

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Solution 1: Update 7-Zip to the Latest Version

Updating 7-Zip to the latest version can help you fix the “there are some data after the end of the payload data” error. Here is how to do that:

Step 1: Open 7-zip and go to Help and click About 7-Zip.... Then, check to see if the build number is newer than version 16.02.

check the 7-Zip version

Step 2: If not, you need to update it. Click the 7-Zip download page. According to your Windows architecture, download the version you need.

update 7-Zip

Step 3: After downloading it, you need to follow the on-screen instructions to install it.

Solution 2: Rename the Extension from .zip to .rar

If you are still getting the “there are some data after the end of the payload data” warning message after updating 7-Zip to the latest version, then you must check the extraction utility for inconsistencies to identify specific files. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Open File Explorer by pressing the Windows + E keys together.

Step 2: Go to the View tab and check the File name extension box.

check File name extension

Step 3: Right-click the archive that is showing the “There are some data after the end of the payload data” message and choose Rename.

Step 4: Change the extension after “.” from .zip to .rar and click Yes.

Step 5: Next, right-click the now modified 7-zip archive and go to 7-Zip Extract File.

Final Words

These are common solutions to fix “there are some data after the end of the payload data” in 7-Zip extracting. If you have any other useful methods to remove this error, leave a comment below to let us know.

Besides, if you want to back up your important files after extracting files with 7-Zip, you can try MiniTool ShadowMaker. This is a piece of professional backup software, which can work on all versions of Windows computers.

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