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Windows 7: RAR Files

05 Oct 2011   #1
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
RAR Files

I received several of these .rar files which contain fotos. They won't open on W7 so I downloaded a pgm 7-zip which is supposed to work but I can't get it to function.

What is the best way to handle these files.

Thanks


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05 Oct 2011   #2
z3r010

 

Winrar is the proper tool for the job, the trial will unpack the files for you - WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files
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05 Oct 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I use 7-zip without any issues.

WinRAR is another similar program that can unpack RAR files.

Did you try right-clicking the file?
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05 Oct 2011   #4
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

With 7 Zip right click on the .rar go to 7 Zip then go to Extract Here
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05 Oct 2011   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
IZArc

I use IZArc for all compressed files (compacting and extracting).
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21 Nov 2011   #6
Ixcacel

Windows 7 6.1.7600 64 bit
 
 

I have an old trial version of WinZip that never insists that I buy the program and I use it successfully to handle zip files but it doesn't seem to support rar files. I have downloaded a 700mb file that is split into 37 rar files. Is there a version of WinRar that can be used for free?
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21 Nov 2011   #7
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I personally use WinRAR, but if that fails 7-Zip.
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21 Nov 2011   #8
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ixcacel View Post
I have an old trial version of WinZip that never insists that I buy the program and I use it successfully to handle zip files but it doesn't seem to support rar files. I have downloaded a 700mb file that is split into 37 rar files. Is there a version of WinRar that can be used for free?
Do you have a 32 (x86) or 64 (x64) bit computer?

Go to Control Panel and then System and it should say under System Type.

http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar41b3.exe - 32 Bit (x86)
http://www.rarlab.com/rar/winrar-x64-41b3.exe - 64 Bit (x64).

Please note these are Beta's, CNET should have the non-Beta's.
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21 Nov 2011   #9
Ixcacel

Windows 7 6.1.7600 64 bit
 
 

Is your version of WinRar free?
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21 Nov 2011   #10
Ixcacel

Windows 7 6.1.7600 64 bit
 
 

64 bit
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