How to open .rar files?

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  1. rampart

    rampart Thread Starter Member

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    Hi,
    Can someone tell me how to open a file with an extention .rar? Is there any free software there to open such files?
    Thanks,
    Fahad
     
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  2. recca02

    recca02 Senior Member

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    i think only winrar can handle them
    download it after googling winrar

    i m not sure though what happens after its trial expires.
     
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  3. rampart

    rampart Thread Starter Member

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    Ok thanks buddy!.....I think I have this winrar software in a CD...Let me check it.
    Thanks,
    Fahad
     
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  4. recca02

    recca02 Senior Member

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    btw ......
    shud i also suggest extracting the inner contents is also possible after u right click on the file....
    a lot of options related to winrar pop up (try ur luck fiddling with them u'll learn more)
    a file can be compressed using winrar.
     
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  5. Dave

    Dave Retired Moderator

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    Just so you know WinRar is not freeware, it is shareware.

    Dave
     
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  6. cumesoftware

    cumesoftware Senior Member

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    I think 7-zip also opens these archives, but I'm not sure. But 7-zip is the best compressor between freeware and not so free compressors.
     
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  7. n9352527

    n9352527 AAC Fanatic!

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    The free one (open source) is unRAR. I think there is a version for Windows, although it is a console only program.
     
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  8. Dave

    Dave Retired Moderator

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    IIRC, altough 7-zip can unpack RAR archives it requires a proprietory plugin to pack/read them.

    Dave
     
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  9. rampart

    rampart Thread Starter Member

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    Thank you very much buddies for the help....my problem is over now...
    Fahad
     
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