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

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Hidden or empty content into a rar file?

I have a password rar file that is 73.2MB size, but when I enter the password and open it, the rar file is empty, no content. How is it possible? What can I do to see the content?
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Problems with RAR -as switch

I'm having difficulty using the -as switch with rar.exe on windows. When I try to use it while updating an existing archive, or even a completely new one, it attempts to add a couple of records and ...
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Unrar creating files with backslashes in names instead of proper directory hierarchy

I'm working on moving the content of a website, which was provided to me in a RAR archive, to a new server. I'm not exactly sure which flavor of Linux it is; uname -a tells me: Linux bolt.sonic.net ...
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RAR is 3x larger than its content

I've downloaded a couple of RAR files and noticed something very strange: File1.rar: 1.94GB Video1.TS: 1.92GB Readme.rtf: 1KB   File2.rar: 1.94GB Video2.MP4: 627MB Readme.rtf: 1KB ...
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How can I create RAR archives using Windows RT?

How can I create RAR archives on a Microsoft Surface RT tablet that has Windows RT? I can only create ZIP archives currently.
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Find out who compressed the files

I received a message that contains a compressed RAR file. How can find out who compressed the files and created RAR file? (the user account or computer name)
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How is it possible that WinRAR can repair any volume with one .rev file?

I just learned about .rev files with WinRAR -- where if you have a 10-part RAR volume, for example, plus one .rev (recovery) volume -- the .rev volume will be able to "fix" any one corrupted .rar ...
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How to extract video from corrupt rar file and make it playable

I have a big file compressed in splited rar archives. There are 68 archives, named .rar, .r01, .r02, ... And the problem is that .r36 is corrupted Unespected end of archive. I've looked around and I ...
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Why don't mp3 files use better compression techniques? [closed]

For instance, an mp3 can be losslessly compressed with 7zip to about 25% of its original size. I compressed an album and the whole thing is a 1/4 of the size. Each song is about a 1/4 of the size (a ...
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Would knowing the file names of password protected ZIP/RAR assist in cracking?

So I have a couple of password protected rars and zips (don't worry, this is for educational reasons only). I know the exact names of the files in those rars and zips. Dictionary attacking the files ...
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Any windows program to view zip content on mouse hover?

Is there any windows programs which would show me the file and folder names of zip and rar archives when I place my cursor over the file? I always have to open them to decide if I should extract them ...
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Set default options for WinRar

Is there some method for setting the default extraction properties for WinRar? I want to make it so that I can open a rar file, press Alt-W and have it decompress to a default location and have it ...
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WinRAR cannot find network path

I'm trying to write a simple backup script using rar.exe, the command line binary shipped with WinRAR. I want to fetch an entire folder from a network location and add it to a rar-file on my desktop ...
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Verifying file integrity on NTFS under linux

I have an NTFS volume that I share between a linux machine and a windows machine. Recently I have had a couple of strange problems where files have become corrupted. This has affected some media ...
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is it possible for two files in a rar to have different passwords?

I have a password-protected rar file with a few text files in it that are not hidden (you can enter the rar file and see its content), i know the password, I edited one text file and it asked me to ...
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are archive files still encrypted after deletion?

I'm just curious. It seems that they should be but I googled the question and didn't get a straight answer. If you delete a file it only gets marked as free space on the hard drive and is easily ...
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Carve data in RAR archive that was incompletely downloaded

Is it possible to perform data carving the data (contents) of a .RAR archive, in its compressed form? I cannot uncompress/extract the .rar file because I could not completely download it. I downloaded ...
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Merging extracted files Into a working program

I downloaded 33 files (.rar) using uTorrent and extracted all of them using WinRAR. All are in one folder, appropriately named. However, I have no idea how to merge them all into the one working ...
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How to add files to the root of a RAR archive in Linux

I have an Ubuntu Server and use rar with the exec() function. When I want to create a RAR archive from my files, this program uses their path in my RAR archive. For example, if my file is in ...
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How do I rar a file into several parts in Linux?

I want to make a rar file(not tar or gzip) with several parts in linux shell, how can do that please? for example my file is : m.avi - 500mb I want this : m.part1.rar 250mb m.part2.rar 250mb
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Modern command line file compression utilities

I am frequently moving large files around from server to server. UNIXes comes with standard gzip and bzip2 compressors. However, what open options there exist beyond these, especially ones utilizing ...
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Is there better compression than RAR? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compressing with RAR vs ZIP As many will know, the RAR format produces consistently better results than ZIP. I've used RAR happily for many years and it's really ...
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extracting file with too long of a name

I have a rar archive that I downloaded, except some of the filenames are too long to be created by ubuntu. How can I extract all of the files? The default archive manager on ubuntu goes through most ...
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using John the Ripper to recover RAR password

Testing John the Ripper in Mac OS X as a RAR password recovery solution, but xargs gives me an error: john --incremental:all --stdout | xargs -I jtr unrar e -pjtr -inul test2.rar | grep 100% xargs: ...
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CRC Keeps Changing

I have a multi-file RAR archive with an SFV file which I have checked several times using a couple of different programs (QuickSFV and SFV Checker) and both keep changing their report each time I run ...
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Tool to mount a zip/rar/* archive as a Win drive and be able to read/write as a normal device?

I'm looking for some tool that, given a zip/rar/tar/* archive file, mounts it as a new Windows drive. Some tools are WinMount or WinArchive, but I need one that allows me to write/create/delete files ...
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Extracting .rar files in Windows with current datetime

One thing I like about Windows zip files is that the extracted files automatically have the current time (as opposed to the original time). I have yet to find a way to apply the same for extracted ...
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Find RARs with duplicate content

I need a utility to find RAR files that contain duplicate data (i.e. files within the RAR that hash the same, but could have different names). I can open the RARs and see the CRCs are the same, but I ...
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In multipart rar, is there any way to determine the order of files except by filename?

Suppose I had a RAR archive split in several smaller files and the names of the resulting files have later on been changed. Is there any way to determine the correct order of files?
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How do I check many RAR files for corruption at once?

I have more than 20 gigabytes of RAR files, of which some have been damaged. Can anyone tell me how to find out which RAR files are corrupt without trying to extract each archive?
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Create rar without directory structure from command line

I've got a folder full of folders, and some of those folders may or may not have folders in them. It looks something like this: ~/stuff/01.d/01/files ~/stuff/02.d/files ~/stuff/03.d/files ...
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What UnRar utilities are available for Mac OS X?

I have been using UnRarX ( http://www.unrarx.com/ ) and it's free and works well, but often times I will download a rar file in the browser and click on it in the recent downloads lists which will ...
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How to add archive comment from a file or string?

I am writing a BASH script. I am using RAR 3.93 on Ubuntu 10.08. I want to add a comment to an archive example.rar. The comment is "This is a comment". rar c example.rar Processing archive ...
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Linux Extracting a rar format file

I copied a .rar file from a Windows to a Linux machine using WINSCP tool. After copying the file, I tried to extract the .rar file, but I wasn't successful. I tried using unrar and file.rar. I got ...
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How can I extract data from non-corrupted .rar parts?

I have 15 RAR files with names like part 1, part 2 etc. Usually when I extract them, it combines them all into one folder. Now the the problem is: The first part is damaged and it is not extracting ...
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Can I remove a RAR file's (known) password without recompressing the archive?

Long title. Anyway, I haven't been able to find an answer to this question. I know the password to the RAR file, I locked it myself, but now all I want to do is remove the password because it's too ...
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Will Windows viruses infect RAR or ZIP files?

I heard from some techie person that .rar and .zip files never get infected by viruses. Is this true? If yes, then why such behavior?
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How do I find out which RAR file is corrupt?

I have a RAR I downloaded made up of multiple files. When trying to extract it, it tells me the data is incomplete, something bad with one of the files. Considering I had to download multiple large ...
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Does the RAR compression algorithm compress better than the ZIP compression algorithm?

I took 3 test files and ZIPped them. With the 3 test files again I RARred them. Each .RAR archive is smaller than the corresponding .ZIP archive. Does the RAR compression algorithm give a better ...
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How can we fix an extracted WinRar sequence that is in “wrong format” or “corrupted”?

I have downloaded a sequence of RAR files from part01.rar to part30.rar. After extracting them ("select all" → "right click" → WinRar's Extract Here), I had an ISO file as output. However, ...
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How can I add a directory in an SFX Archive file through the command line?

I want to create a folder in a RAR file and then add a file inside that folder. What commands should be issued to create a structure as follows? File.exe(SFX Archive) > Folder > File.txt I am ...
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How do I create a “null” rar? [closed]

I would like to create a "null" rar. I used the command: fsutil file createnew c:\a.rar 1040000. But when I try to add files to this rar I get an error that the rar is damaged. How can I create a ...
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How to extract corrupted RAR files

I try to extract a file from set of .RAR parts. I always get the following error: Corrupted so I tried many programs to extract the corrupted RAR files. I have 10 parts, each one 400MB big. The ...
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Archive format & tool for large amounts of data (50gb+)

I only realised this afternoon that the ZIP format has a limit of what appears to be around 20gb. I am trying to automate an archive process (using Automate) to zip/rar/whatever a collection of ...
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RAR Usage in Linux Command Line

I'm using RAR 3.80 (command-line) on CentOS 5.5. I have a .rar file called example.rar; if I use the following command then I can clearly see that it displays an archive comment and a list of ...
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Unraring partial files

I have several directories within a rar file. I am looking to only extract a certain directory out of the rar with cli. ex: in a rar /tmp /home /etc I only want to extract the /home directory
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rar & zip password recovery [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ZIP password recovery I have rar & zip files that I made a year ago and I don't remember the password. Is there a way to recover it?
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How do I extract a RAR archive in Linux

How can we extract a .rar archive in Linux?
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How to override existing .rar archive?

How to add file.txt to existing archive arch.rar, but in a way that arch.rar will contain only file.txt ? I use command like below, but arch.rar is updated and contains old files too. I don't see ...
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Extract files in rar archive without having some previous files

I have a big rar archive which is split into 700mb parts. I only have part 5 and 6 and there is a 40mb file in there that I wanna extract using Winrar. I know the whole file is stored in part 5 ...