Recently, many people are facing the problem of file name (containing Japanese characters) error when opening (view) or extracting (extract) Zip / RAR files. The source of these archives is mostly from Japan. When opened or unzip, the characters were deformed into error characters. As below:

When viewed live on RAR / ZIP file

Error when extracting Japanese font

In this article, QTit will guide you to successfully fix the above error. Edit only 1 time and use forever, too cool, right?


How to do:

Guide fix Japanese file name are corrupted when unzip

 
Fix the file name containing Japanese characters when opening or unzipping Zip / RAR files
Step 1: Open Control Panel on the computer. Access the Region category.


Step 2: Go to the Administrative tab. Click on Change system locale ...


Step 3: In the window Region Settings, in the Current system locale, switch to Japanese (Japan).


Step 4: Click OK to save. At this point the computer must restart. Please select Restart Now when it asks for it.


Step 5: Complete. Please see and re-extract the compressed RAR / Zip files to see if it is ok.
Please pay attention, all the previously extracted folders still have errors even though you have finished fixing them. Therefore, please delete the old folders and unzip the new one.

Unzipped old folder - DELETE IT!

Here are the results after re-extracting the Zip / RAR file. Japanese font has been fixed.


Conclusion:
Above are 5 steps to help you fix the file name containing Japanese characters when opening or unzipping Zip / RAR files, too useful a trick, right?

 

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