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

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How to recover my .rar file password on windows OS?

I have a book about C++ Programming that two years ago solved all of its chapters exercises successfully. Then saved all of these source codes into a folder, added it to a .rar file by WinRAR tool ...
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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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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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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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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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Is extracting an ISO safe?

I downloaded the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation ISO, but last time I tried to update I extracted it with WinRAR to the desktop. I got an error during the installation. Here are the reasons I can ...
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Is it possible to unrar a split RAR archive while simultaneously erasing the compressed version of each part?

I am interested in storing some very large mts video files (roughly 3+ GB each) and lets say it takes up about 100 GB. I will compress the entire collection into parts that fit onto a given set of ...
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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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WinRar Command to Compress(Zip) Every File in Folder with Another File

I have a text file that I want to be archived with each file in a particular folder. For example, the folder has: File1,File2,File3,TextDoc1` I want File1.zip (which includes File1+TextDoc1), ...
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winrar and “put authenticity verification”?

When should I check this checkbox ? and If i'm about to open a rar , how can I see the authenticity ?
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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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Is there any ways to extend the search (find-in-files) capability of WinRAR?

WinRAR is good at searching for a string in text files(java, xml, txt etc.) within an archive and it supports multiple archive formats. (rar, 7zip, winzip etc) Is there some way to extend this ...
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Does putting media files in archives help save space?

For example if you used WinRAR or Winzip on .mp3 or .wmv files would it save disk space? I thought the answer was no because the compression was already built into their encoding. But then I red this ...
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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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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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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 ...