Commercial file archiver and data compression utility. Versions are available for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.

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What is the reason for 7-zip / WinRAR to first unzip files to “temp” and then move them to destination?

What is the reason for 7-zip / WinRAR to first unzip files to "temp" and then move them to destination? I do not see any advantage against just directly unzipping to destination. It is really ...
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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 make 7-Zip faster

I normally use WinRAR over 7-Zip simply because it's faster and only a little less efficient with compression. I did a few tests on different filetypes and sizes comparing the 7-Zip and WinRAR default ...
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How to set password on already existing winrar archive and encrypt it also?

Not when creating new archive, but on existing archive. I would also like to know how to do that in other archiver.
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Rar password cracker

Does the rar file format use a serious encryption (such as AES)? Will it take unfeasibly long to brute force a password? If not, what tools do you suggest that do so automatically?
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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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Possible to have WinRAR extract based on OS

We are trying to distribute an application using WinRAR. In Windows 7 the application needs to go to Program Files (x86); in XP it needs to be extracted to Program Files. Is there a way to make ...
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Does WinRAR detect duplicate files?

I have a directory with subdirectories, and a lot of duplicate files in them. If I move everything to a single rar archive, will WinRAR detect the duplicate files, or will all of them be archived and ...
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Extract software from multiple archives with WinRAR

I downloaded some software that was split in five parts that I cannot extract using WinRAR. Each part is around 110 MB. The file format of each part is .zip. I have extracted all the parts in a ...
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Where Does WinRAR extract files opened directly?

When I open a .docx file directly from a RAR archive using WinRAR, where does WinRAR extract the file? My OS is Vista. RAR version 3.9.
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How efficient is using WinRAR to password protect a file?

I have a a file with important data that I want to password-protect. I basically want to be prompted for a password every time I try to open the file. I tried TrueCrypt but it doesn't seem to prompt ...
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WinRar right click context menu issues

I have recently switched all be reluctantly to Windows 8 and when installing WinRar, the right click context menu features, (Extract here, add to, etc....) do not show up. I clicked the settings ...
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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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WinRAR Context menu and file type detection of Windows

So far I know Windows display context menu based on the file extension rather than the file type. I just tested with empty text file with mp3 extension with winamp and the result is below: The same ...
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Unzip .rar from command-line with 7-zip

On windows command-line I can extract archives like this: 7za e somefile.zip I know 7zip supports .rar in the gui but can it be done in commandline mode? Thanks
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Identify ENCRYPTED compressed files at the command line

I have directories with hundreds of RAR files. Currently I use Powershell 2.0 with a script that utilizes WinRAR's RAR utility to decompress the files. The issue is that a small number of the files ...
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How to extract data from a partially corrupt multi-part rar archive?

I downloaded a video that's 11 parts the other day. Today I tried to extract it but it tells me that part04 is corrupt. So I checked "keep broken files", but of course it only gave me the beginning of ...
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How can I remove the password protection from a RAR archive? [duplicate]

I have a directory in which there are lots of password protected .RAR files/archives. The passwords of these individual archives are known. I want to remove the password protection from all of them ...
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Is it possible to create a RAR from specific selected files inside another RAR?

So I have one RAR and I want to create another RAR from only the (let's say 10K) files inside that compressed archive without uncompressing it. Hope this makes sense and thank you all in advance!
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How to crack Winrar password without any software [closed]

Anybody know how to crack the Winrar password without using any software. I forgot my password which is having more than 7 characters and have special symbols. So if I use any of the software it will ...
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Making WinRAR extract archives to a folder named after the archive, when double-clicking RAR files?

With WinRAR installed, when you right-click on a .rar file in Windows, you can browse to WinRAR -> Extract to [archive name] in the context menu, and WinRAR will extract the archive to a folder in ...
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Using WinRAR to compress a folder stucture

I am trying to zip up the following directory contents: C:\Test\*.* C:\Test\bin\*.* I want to be able to zip up the Test directory and the bin subdirectory, however, I need the Test directory’s ...
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Password Strength Calculator

I'd like to know how much time does a password cracker would take to break my password that has setup on .rar archive. For Example- If my password has a length of 13 characters which has: 4 Letters ...
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How to associate a browser with winrar?

Every time I open an archived animated .gif it pops up in Internet Explorer. How do I make Firefox the default viewer for this type of files? Going to options, settings, then viewer tab and choosing ...
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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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Setting WinRAR to exclude files with the exact filename I specify from being extracted from an archive

How can I configure WinRAR to exclude files with the exact filenames: thumbs.db or .DS_Store (ignoring case) from being extracted from an archive (all directory levels within an archive)? Files with ...
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is Winrar's “store” mode the same as tar?

The question kind of says it all. When archiving files with Winrar you get the option of different compression modes, one of which is "store". I'm under the impression this does no actual compression ...
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How do I split a large WinRAR file using WinRAR?

I have a .rar file, (already compressed) and I need to split it. Can this be done through the WinRAR UI?
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Command line alternative to rar.exe with complex switches

I am searching for a command line alternative to rar.exe from winrar which supports the multitude of options that rar.exe does, preferably one that is open source. Specifically, I am searching for a ...
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Can I extract Winrar-SFX file to two directories

How can I extract Winrar-SFX file to two different Paths ????
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Batch file to move/compress/delete files

I am trying to write a batch script that will run automatically daily to do the following: Move files older than 2 days to from the main directory (Jason) to an archive directory. Zip files in the ...
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Maintain folder structure with WinRAR

Suppose my folder structure is: A -B --C ---D and in the D folder I have a file, say test.txt. How can I add this test.txt file to an archive so that the folder's hierarchy is also maintained in ...
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Commandline to zip a file using WinRar

I looked for the answers in the list and did not find any matching. What is the commandline to zip a file using Winrar, and then move it to a particular folder?
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WinRAR: Access is Denied when archiving

I am trying to backup an old drive from a WinXP machine in Windows 7 using WinRAR. I keep getting "Access is Denied" in a lot of the folders I'm trying to include. I don't really want to go changing ...
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config WinRAR to launch folder after extracting?

Is there a way to launch the folder extracted from WinRAR? Can I also configure WinRAR to only launch the folder when I extract from the GUI, and not from the Explorer right-click context menu?
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Zipping or Compressing files through command prompt

I want to zip or rar large number of files fast, doing it in windows talking lot of time, so I thought zipping using Windows Command Prompt can be faster. Please suggest if it is possible doing it? ...
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open extracted location after extracting

Is there a way in WinRar to quickly go to the containing folder of the extracted files directly after I have extracted them?
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Backup similar to Winrar+Archive bit

I've been using WinRAR with the setting to archive only files with the NTFS Archive bit set and clear the bit afterwards. This lets me do incremental backups, and I can still access the individual ...
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CRC error on a file splitted by WinRar

I have a winrar archive with archive with part 1 and part 2. I have copied them into a same directory. Now, when I am extracting it, all the files get extracted except one whose some parts are ...
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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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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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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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How to create an executable RAR file?

Recently I downloaded on portable freeware software, which was in rar format, which I could run with a double click and also could extract in some folder-> search for the exe file and then run it .. ...
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Extracting only files that match specific number from many compressed files

I have over 500 rar files with lots of compressed ppt files in one directory. I would like to search each archive if archive has file prj_09hr23 in name and ppt extension. What program should I use to ...
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Unpack WinRAR in background

I want to call WinRAR from the context menu, and select "unpack to folder", and have WinRAR run in minimized state. It this possible without manually pressing the "Background" button on the Winrar ...
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Rar only certain extensions?

I'm using RAR at cmd How can I rar only *.cs && *.ashx ? I tries with the @listfiles.lst file which contains the extensions but it doesn't work. ( it adds all files !) any help ? the ...
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Compressing multiple files into multiple archives?

I have a folder full of pdfs and I'm tired of Winraring each file separately. I don't want to put them all in one archive. Isn't there a command line I can use to make Winrar compress a file with ...
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Is there a way to force WinRAR to unrar everything into one directory, regardless of

Is there a way to force WinRAR to unrar everything into one directory, regardless of its "internal structure"? For example, you have an archive which consists of - root directory: root files + ...
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How can I change the password prompt in a self-extracting WinRAR archive?

I create a password-protected self-extracting archive using WinRAR. When I open the archive the executable asks me for a password. How can I change "Enter password for the encrypted file." to a custom ...
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What does it mean for WinRAR to “check for SFX archives”?

I understand what are SFX archives, but what does WinRAR installer means when it asks "where to check for SFX archives" : ==Windows Vista Home Premium sp2