RAR is a proprietary compression type and stands for Roshal ARchive.

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RAR unlocker is not working properly

I had my old personal photos and videos compressed and password protected (about 6 gb), I couldn't recall password, so using RAR unlocker. I left it running overnight and still the bar doesn't move ...
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Is it better to compress all data or compressed directories?

I'm archiving some projects, let's say each of them has own directory: projects |- project-1 |- project-2 |- project-3 I started compressing them as following: ==== SITUATION 1 ==== projects ...
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How can compressed archives like .RAR be repaired?

I'm interested to know how WinRAR and 7-zip repairs archives but unfortunately I couldn't find any description about this process.So I'm here to ask: How does WinRAR or 7-zip repairing process work? ...
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How to extract 15GB rar file containing mkv video files

I have a .rar file that contains 15 GB of mkv video files. I am using Windows 7 64 bit and all hard disk partitions are NTFS. There is 500 GB of hard disk space and 4 GB of RAM. I have tried ...
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How do you set a relative date in windows RAR command line?

Right now I'm using command-line RAR in windows to zip up old files. I'm using the -tb switch to tell rar to zip up all files before a certain date/time. But it has to be like this: -tb2015-01-01 ...
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How to obtain a password for RAR archive having some of the files inside? [duplicate]

I have an old password protected RAR file with a random generated password that I lost. I still have some of the files outside, but need the rest. Is there a way to obtain the password by comparing ...
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Can't get rid of corrupted Rar file in SD Card

So I have this 64G SanDisk Micro SD Card (Fat32), and there is a Rar file inside it among many other files which is 0 bytes in size and will not be deleted by any measures, I have tried almost ...
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Run rar for multiple drive query?

My drive C: has many bat files. So if I want to archive all bat files using rar I can write : rar a -r *.bat bats#.rar it is working fine and directory structure is kept. But I have 4 hard ...
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File names garbled in rar archive, possibly double utf8 encoded? Can't figure out how to reverse

I'm trying to restore the uploads folder of a wordpress installation. The folder went through some combination of ftp or sftp transfer and got compressed by rar. (I don't know the exact process, it ...
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RAR - add folders matching specified wildcards?

I'm using commands line's RAR 5.1 (exe) : I have this c:\r\ folder which has : C:\r\ │ MsgProtos.java │ k.txt │ ├───kjhasd │ CSharpOptions.cs │ DescriptorProtoFile.cs │ ...
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How is this RAR archive able to achieve such a good compression ratio?

The RAR archive found here (direct download) contains a single AVI video file which is 42MB in size. The RAR archive is only 500KB. How can the archive achieve such a high compression ratio?
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Is there an alternative to httpfs2 to mount web urls in Linux?

Currently I use httpfs2 to mount direct web urls in the filesystem. For example a rar archive which has to be decompressed, but I don't have enough space on my VPS to download AND then decompress the ...
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Open .rar file without extracting?

I want to view the files that are archived in .rar file without extracting with full path. This is to be done through command-line. The .rar file may contain various files, I want to extract only the ...
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Can I adding files and import comment to archive by a command line

I use below commend to add the file to the archiver and add data recovery recorder on linux os rar a -m0 -hp"$password" -v1073741824b -rr3 -ep1 test1.rar test If I want to add the comment from the ...
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How to make to identical sized archive parts with rar archiver?

I am trying to compress a file with option -v but I am unable to figure out the byte count to set, yielding two identical sized archive parts (part1,part2). My original file size is: 1068303782 bytes. ...
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Browsing Images in .rar files

I use Faststone Maxview to view password protected rar archives of images. When viewing an archive of more than 1000 images or so it behaves sluggishly. Is there a way to browse thousands of images in ...
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Merging many .rar files in one .rar file

I have about 200GB of rar part files (all .rar) that I would like to merge into 1 single .rar file. I'm trying to perform this in Windows. How would one go about merging many a rar file without ...
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WinRAR - Using rar.exe command line to extract all files in all archives in a folder then delete all the archives?

I want to use rar.exe via command line to extract all files in all archives in a folder then delete all the archives automatically if they extracted successfully? I tried -df and -dr to no avail. ...
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Linux remove password from rar files

I have some password protected .rar files. I have the password. I want to remove the password from my files. I mean I want .rar files with the same name without password. My Linux OS has unrar and ...
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What is the difference between rar and RAR5 compression?

What is the difference between rar and RAR5 compression ? Which is better for which purpose vs the compression time.
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Command line rar.exe and delete files from archive older than sytem date minus 14

I know there is a d command line switch but how do I add system date minus 14 for example? I would like to remove from the archive d:\Backup\Transactions all the files older than 14 days. So far I ...
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Rar.exe CLI - add files from directory without directory structure?

I need to grab every file in a folder and shove it into a RAR archive. This is my current method: "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\Rar.exe" a -r -md2m -s -m5 -ma4 -t ..\Releases\vCommands.rar bin\ ... ...
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rar.exe does not compress specified extension and subdirectories

I am developing a C# app which in some phase uses the rar.exe to compress some PDB files. I would like the rar.exe to compress only the PDB files which are located in some directory and in its ...
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Rar Password Unlocker crashing with rockyou

I am trying to use Rar Password Unlcoker with the Rockyou dictionary to unlock a file. Unlocker works with smaller dictionaries and brute force. As soon as I use the 140MB Rockyou list however I get ...
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Unrar local files to remote server

I have two Linux servers, one which has several RAR files and another empty one. I would like to extract the archives and move the content to Server 2. The problem is: I do not have enough storage to ...
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Add file to RAR without keeping folder structure [duplicate]

I'm running this command: rar u /var/www/html/Backups44.rar /var/www/html/linkreplacer/MD5Change I want to add the file "MD5Change" to the rar "Backups44" but whenever i run this it adds all the ...
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unrar all rar files in a directory with linux

I am trying to extract many rar files at once, but with no successful. I am trying in the order: >ls *.rar|xargs unrar x >ls *.rar|xargs unrar e >unrar e -r *.rar >for f in *.rar;do unrar ...
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Zip files and Volume Shadow Copy

I back a lot of data up using WinRAR and I create a .rar file from these backups. Since I back up about 20GB of data at a time this process takes some time. Sometimes I need to open a few of the ...
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Combining instructions to automatically RAR a folder in screen, process it, and then clean up?

I'm trying to create a single instruction I can execute in a Linux SSH session which will - Create a new screen session. Navigate to that screen session (if it doesn't automatically) Create ...
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How do I extract multiple files at once?

I have a number of rar files stored like so: /torrents/televisionshowS01E0$X/nameoftelevisionshow.rar where $X is a variable ={0,1,2,...,12} I would like to extract them using a single command to ...
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How to extract multipart rar with missing parts?

I have a multipart .rar archive containing a single .tar.gz file inside it (don't ask why, that is just how it was made). I am missing a few of the parts, but do have the first part. I would like to ...
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How to unrar the STDIN?

What I have tried: cat archive.rar | unrar x - cat archive.rar | unrar x /dev/stdin cat archive.rar | 7z x - cat archive.rar | 7z x -si cat archive.rar | 7z l -si The unrar doesn't recognise the - ...
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How to hide (remove) 'Owner' and 'Computer' information on RAR file?

I would like to share a RAR file but When I right click (Explorer) on file and go to 'Details' tab, it shows my computer name and owner name. How do I remove (hide) this information? i use Winrar
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7zip: Extract archive(s) which take up >= 50% of HDD

How can you use 7zip to extract a collection of .rar files which if extracted normally would surpass the size of your HDD? Say your HDD was 10GB, if you had a zip archive of 5GB, how could you ...
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Can decompress RAR files with 7z.exe command line?

Can extract RAR files from the terminal with 7z.exe? Thanks! This lines doesn´t works on a Extract.bat file. 7z.exe X Xbox.rar -o
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OSX : Find all zip and rar in a selected folder then unzip and unrar

I am in the process of cleaning a huge library of mangas (mostly -but not only- image files ). Each manga has a main folder containing the different volumes, sometimes in .zip, sometimes in .rar. ...
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How to unrar a password procted rar file?

I have a rar file which is password protected. I forgot the password. Is there any way that will extract this file without giving password ?
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How to allow user to input file names in bash script

I've got this script I called it "r1": for f in "$@" do fpath=`dirname "$f"` file=`basename "$f"` arc=$fpath"/"$file".rar" rar a -v1024000 -r -m0 -ep1 -o- "$arc" "$f" done It works well but I am ...
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Extracting one file from archive: 7-zip requires decompressing entire archive?

I've noticed that when browsing an archive containing multiple files with 7-zip 9.20 Windows GUI, extracting one file for previewing takes significantly longer with .7z than .rar archives. With .7zips ...
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Bash Script for Rar command

I need a script to rar my files usage will be like this r1 archivename fileordirtocompress with following attributes rar a -m0 -v1024000 -r How whould this bash script look like? #!/bin/bash ...
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How to create a locked (read-only) 7zip archive?

You can create a "locked" RAR archive using WinRar such that the files can't be modified or deleted, and they become readonly without using a password. Is it also possible with 7z format? It is ...
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finding a corrupted part from the parts of a split archive

I have 7 files with extensions like xyz.rar.001 - xyz.rar.007 clearly they are parts of a single file. I have all the 7 parts. I join them using a file joiner into a single file xyz.rar and try to ...
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Does archive size of tar, zip and rar effect the time it takes to delete a file from it?

Does it take a longer time to delete files from a large tar zip and rar archive than a smaller one? I would think that for a file to be deleted from an archive, all the data that exists after the ...
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How to find the Password of RAR Archived Files?

Is it possible to find password of files inside RAR archive, that I have uncompressed files outside that archive and the files are exactly the same as in the archive? Summary: How to find the Password ...
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How can I get RAR to create a segmented archive (volumes) when compressing from stdin?

I have this ZFS box where I'm creating incremental snapshots, then piping them into RAR (4.2) for compression and encryption, and finally backing those files up remotely. Thing is, RAR seems to ...
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Winrar -ilog switch doesn't trigger

I am trying to run a batch file to rar everything in a folder at password them, also I want a log to see something gone wrong. the comamnd line is as follow rar a -r0 -p%var% -ilog.\error.txt ...
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How do I use rar to encrypt files including the file list in the command line?

I know I can do the following below to encrypt the files, but for the life of me I can't figure or find out how to encrypted the file list too. rar a -p rarfile.rar myfiles
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How to extract rar file without “Extracting ~” message

When I use zip command in shell script, I set on -q (--quiet) option. Is there the option for rar command? I don't want to show "Extracting ~" message and rar version infomartion in console. I ...
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Is there a limit in rar password size?

I am using a program because of a rar password that i've forgot and it's keeping passwords tries because of length. Is that a limitation because it's shareware or is there really a limit in the max ...
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How to extract video from only one part of a multi rar package without downloading the rest

I want to see only one video from a package of 10. All of these are in a multi part rar package. Does it mean that I need to download all 10 for the extraction to work properly or is there a way ...