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Windows 7: .Rar files and .iso files

21 Apr 2009   #11
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

yeah the download of winrar is a trial version. I wouldn't myself restrict my choice to just open source but include freeware as well.


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21 Apr 2009   #12
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes....you're right. I have heard of another that is supposed to handle more file types than WinRar that IS freeware. I just can't remember the name right now.
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21 Apr 2009   #13
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

IZArc - The Best Freeware Archive Utility - ZIP RAR 7-ZIP UNZIP UNRAR ENCRYPTION ISO BIN is another one ive used in the past. It has an impressive list of supported formats and is free but hasnt been updated since 2007.
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21 Apr 2009   #14
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 

I think I have five different utilities that handle .rar files, including WinRAR; however, the one I use 99.44% of the time is 7-zip. And, it's freeware.
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21 Apr 2009   #15
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
IZArc - The Best Freeware Archive Utility - ZIP RAR 7-ZIP UNZIP UNRAR ENCRYPTION ISO BIN is another one ive used in the past. It has an impressive list of supported formats and is free but hasnt been updated since 2007.
This is the one I was thinking. Maybe I will try it out.

Everybody seems to like 7zip.....maybe try 2 to see for myself.
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21 Apr 2009   #16
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Since theyre both free, doesnt hurt to try them
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21 Apr 2009   #17
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Do you use this method to get large files? Is torrent better? It takes FOREVER on torrent. However, I just (about 2 hours ago) increased my internet speed by 4X so I suspect it will be quite a bit faster next time I try a torrent.
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21 Apr 2009   #18
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

winrar for speed
7zip/gzip for compression
IZarc decent speed and better than average compression

then there is winace best compression of jpg/doc files i have EVER seen... lacks the same compression results when dealing with exe, avi, mpg/mp3

just opinion after much use of all....
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21 Apr 2009   #19
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

I've never purchased WinRAR and I am waaaaaaaaaaay past the date it expires, yet it still works for me? Should I be concerned?
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21 Apr 2009   #20
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ikilledkenny View Post
I've never purchased WinRAR and I am waaaaaaaaaaay past the date it expires, yet it still works for me? Should I be concerned?
no. you will just have the little nag box that pops up with it when you DOUBLE click the rar file rather than right clicking.

This was going to be a point... its not free technically... but most functionality, even repair is available thru the neverending trial version.
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