RAR - Corrupted files

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by MichaelST17, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. MichaelST17

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Hi Experts,

    How do I fix corrupted rar files, or at least extract whatever is possible?
  2. Natakel

    Active Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    What software are you using to "un-rar" it? Have you tried unpacking it with an updated version of that software, or with another program altogether?

    The few times I have had a corrupted RAR archive, it was caused by an outdated version of the software I was using, as the archive was created by a newer version of the software. I have seen anecdotal reports that using a different extractor altogether has met with some success.

    I know there are extractors that purport to repair damaged archives, but I'm not seeing one that specifically mentions the more compressed RAR format.
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