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Windows 7: how to change file format from .rar to .exe?

11 Jan 2010   #1
kappox

Windows 7
 
 
how to change file format from .rar to .exe?

how to change file format from .rar to .exe?


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11 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to SF!

You will need to extract the rar file, and create a new zip file. Use Rar Extract Frog or a similar program to extract the RAR. You can then create a new zip folder from the New menu on right-click.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
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11 Jan 2010   #3
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

They are 2 different types of files. What is your aim in this? If you want a self-extracting archive, you'll need to unrar the file, then use winrar to create a self extracting archive, which will have an .exe extension instead of .rar.
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11 Jan 2010   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

.rar is just another type of zip file. Use an extractor like WinRar to extract the .exe inside.
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11 Jan 2010   #5
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kappox View Post
how to change file format from .rar to .exe?
When you create a RAR check on the Box that says "Create SFX archive" then it will create with an EXE extension

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Hope this helps,
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12 Jan 2010   #6
kappox

Windows 7
 
 

When i downloaded the file it had no (file tyoe or extension)
I thout it had to be .rar file, so i writed in the end of name .rar
I accepted the file changing warning
It didnt worked, latter i finded out that the file, haded to be with .exe end, but not inside .rar file :/

sorry for bad en :/
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12 Jan 2010   #7
sbrads

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kappox View Post
When i downloaded the file it had no (file tyoe or extension)
I thout it had to be .rar file, so i writed in the end of name .rar
I accepted the file changing warning
It didnt worked, latter i finded out that the file, haded to be with .exe end, but not inside .rar file :/

sorry for bad en :/
If I understand that correctly, all you need to do is rename the file again as an exe. If you can, check it with an antivirus program before running it , otherwise you can run it through the single file scanner at VirusTotal - Free Online Virus and Malware Scan .
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13 Jan 2010   #8
kappox

Windows 7
 
 

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13 Jan 2010   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Where is that link supposed to take us?
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13 Jan 2010   #10
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kappox View Post
how to change file format from .rar to .exe?
When you create a RAR check on the Box that says "Create SFX archive" then it will create with an EXE extension

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Hope this helps,
Captain
Plus one here.
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