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

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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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Auto Zip folders to RAR files

Essentially I host all my music on an FTP so friends and family can access it with ease, and I can access it from abroad etc. But the only issue is that each track needs to be downloaded manually. I ...
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No archives found

When I try to open a zip file from Winrar, some times I get an error "No Archive found". But when I open Winrar and navigate to the folder and double click on the zip file, it shows the contents ...
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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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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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Zip multiple folders indvidually, automatically

I have folders full of photos within category folders eg holidays spain france italy family son daugher christmas 2010 2011 ... except much longer ... there are about 100 folders. I need ...
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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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Can I compress a RAR file again to reduce its size?

I had a 326 MB iso file that I compressed using WinRAR, with the best compression method. It got compressed to 144 MB. I want to compress more and want it to be limited to something around 22 MB. ...
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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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.zip file created on Mac giving error in Windows 7 upon extracting

My friend compressed lots of photos into a zip archive using a MacBook, and uploaded it to Dropbox. I downloaded the zip and when I try to extract using WinRAR it gives this error, but extracts most ...
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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 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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Why is the unzip with WinRAR so slow?

Why is the unzip so slow, if the processor is not 100% busy, disk I/O is not saturated, and there is enough memory? I'm using Win7 x64, but this was just an example. (The package can be anything big ...
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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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is it true that winrar cannot delete files inside tar file?

Can you please confirm that winrar cannot manipulate files inside tar? Which program can I use it to delete files inside tar without unarchiving it?
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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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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 to disable WinRAR warnings about unsaved modifications?

"Document.doc will be compressed only after closing the application using it. Modifications will be lost if you close WinRAR before that." I just want to view the files, and find this annoying.
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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
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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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How to fix a corrupted .rar file? [duplicate]

I was wondering how to fix these corrupted files I've downloaded. They're in parts, and part 5 and 11 are corrupt. I can't extract the whole file. I already tried to repair it using WinRAR repair.
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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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winrar how to remove that password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: RAR Password recovery Ok I "forgot" my WinRAR password. So basically I was googling for a solution and found Winrar password recovery and winrar cracker. Both of these ...
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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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Use rar.exe to create an archive file, how to name it accord to the original file?

I have a file named windows tutorial.pdf and its size is 140M. I use the rar.exe command from WinRAR to archive it. rar.exe a -v50m archive.rar "windows tutorial.pdf" The upper code will create a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Permission Denied error when unzipping files

I'm trying to unzip some files in a folder under Program Files. I keep getting a "permission denied" error with WinRAR on Windows 7 Professional. Any idea why?
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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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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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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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WinRAR context menu's “Extract here” does not work in Windows 7

I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my laptop and I am the administrative user. I have also installed WinRAR. Whenever I try to extract a RAR file using the 'Extract Here' option from the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Comparing zip/compression utilities [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best compression applications for Windows? I've used WinZip, WinRar, and 7zip for packaging and compression. I know the first two are payware, and the last is open ...
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rename/delete a folder from multipart rar file

I've a question: (I sent it in past) I have multipart rar file. Their contents are: file.part01.rar: myfolder (is a folder) data.cab --> file.part02.rar: myfolder (is a folder) ...
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How to make Winrar look at XPI files as a RAR file?

I think it might be possible editing some settings on the registry. Can anyone tell me what I have to edit? So the shell methods will be the same for RAR and XPI files...
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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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How do i make a script to unrar archives in multiple folders

Im not sure that this is supposed to be here but i didnt know where else to put it. I got around 90 rar archives all in different folders how can i extract them at once?
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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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How to determine total file space saved in a directory

I'm running on a Windows 7 computer and there is a directory that contains more than 10,000 compressed files (RAR, ZIP) with more added on a daily basis. Is there any application or script available ...
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Decompress using Winrar, and now I have no disk space?

i have a hard drive, with 2 partitions. drive C:, D:, and ofcourse my dvd-rom drive which is E: i have a compressed file on my D: and its roughly 1.3 gigs, but when i try to decompress it to the ...
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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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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 ...