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Windows 7: Opening RAR files

13 Apr 2013   #1
primal

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit Version 6.1 Build 7600
 
 
Opening RAR files

What is the best free program to open RAR files on 64 bit windows 7. It would need an extract here option but they probably all have? And be clean and no spy or adware


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13 Apr 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Try 7ZIP

7-Zip
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13 Apr 2013   #3
primal

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit Version 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Download - IZArc - Free Zip Files Utility | Compress | Extract | Encrypt ? better?

when this is run it tries to connect to net 78.138.97.8 why would this be?
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13 Apr 2013   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I don't know, I didn't recommend it. Read through the site if you are going to use it to find out why.
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13 Apr 2013   #5
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

WinRAR is pretty good as well. It's paid but the trial never expires, kind of immortal, hehe. I have been using it since I was a kid.
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13 Apr 2013   #6
primal

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit Version 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
WinRAR is pretty good as well. It's paid but the trial never expires, kind of immortal, hehe. I have been using it since I was a kid.
is that the full version?
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13 Apr 2013   #7
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

primal, 7 Zip is free and the best one out there.
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13 Apr 2013   #8
jroot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by primal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
WinRAR is pretty good as well. It's paid but the trial never expires, kind of immortal, hehe. I have been using it since I was a kid.
is that the full version?
It's the full version as trial... But the trial never expires.
WinRAR - 64Bit - Download

Or as already recommended, 7zip. Great tool, also.
How about trying them both and making your own opinion, which one suits you more?
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13 Apr 2013   #9
primal

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit Version 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jroot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by primal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
WinRAR is pretty good as well. It's paid but the trial never expires, kind of immortal, hehe. I have been using it since I was a kid.
is that the full version?
It's the full version as trial... But the trial never expires.
WinRAR - 64Bit - Download

Or as already recommended, 7zip. Great tool, also.
How about trying them both and making your own opinion, which one suits you more?
I got it here WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files

I remember the never ending trial now had on a laptop

According to wikipedia IZArchttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IZArc#Problems
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Recent versions of IZArc installer are known for installing malware and adware, and altering the user's system environment, even disregarding of the visually presented options during installation procedure.
I do not know if that is true or if it applies to IZArc downloaded from somewhere other the developers site
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13 Apr 2013   #10
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by primal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
WinRAR is pretty good as well. It's paid but the trial never expires, kind of immortal, hehe. I have been using it since I was a kid.
is that the full version?
The trial has FULL functionality. They say it's a 40 day trial, but you can keep using it forever along with all of its features.

EDIT: Also make sure to get the 64 bit version for better perfromance if you have a 64 bit system.
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