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Windows 7: WinRAR problem

06 Nov 2009   #1
Wortex

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
WinRAR problem

Hi,
I have a problem with my WinRAR when i try to extract my files it says "Archive is unknown or damaged" Ive tried re-installing WinRAR and restarting my computer but nothing that i know of seems to work has anybody had a simullar problem if you have how did ou solve it?


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06 Nov 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Are your archives damaged? Can other people open them?
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06 Nov 2009   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Try 7-Zip
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06 Nov 2009   #4
Wortex

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

7-Zip didn't work same error
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06 Nov 2009   #5
alexium

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Are you shure you're really opening a valid archive?
I believe you can open another archives?
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06 Nov 2009   #6
Qdos

 

WinRAR can sometimes register itself to open .jar and .iso files, although this depends on the user setting it up incorrectly - so maybe it had painted it's icon onto one of these file types... which then refused to open...
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06 Nov 2009   #7
Wortex

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexium View Post
Are you shure you're really opening a valid archive?
I believe you can open another archives?
If what you mean is if i can extract another file the answer is negative all files are unable to extract
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06 Nov 2009   #8
Qdos

 

Under WinRAR's Tools menu is an option to repair archives.

Alt + R is the shortcut.

Surely that's the first thing to attempt, or otherwise to look to your archives for a back-up of the damaged material.
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06 Nov 2009   #9
spokes

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Try Izarc
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07 Nov 2009   #10
Wortex

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spokes View Post
Try Izarc
Izarc had the same error
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