How to open .rar files?

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by rampart, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. rampart

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    May 30, 2007
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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
     
  2. recca02

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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.
     
  3. rampart

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    May 30, 2007
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    Ok thanks buddy!.....I think I have this winrar software in a CD...Let me check it.
    Thanks,
    Fahad
     
  4. recca02

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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.
     
  5. Dave

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

    Dave
     
  6. cumesoftware

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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.
     
  7. n9352527

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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.
     
  8. Dave

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

    Dave
     
  9. rampart

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    May 30, 2007
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    Thank you very much buddies for the help....my problem is over now...
    Fahad
     
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