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

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Can we save and resume winrar jobs?

I'm trying to zip a 87 GB folder into multiple volumes, 1 GB each. WinRar is able to do that, however the entire job takes about 20 hours. Is there anyway to save and resume the state of the WinRar ...
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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 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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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 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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Create rar5 archives from command line

Winrar current version 5.3 allows creating archives from the command line, but apparently only in zip and rar 2.9 formats, not rar5 which gives slightly better performance. Quoting its help file: ...
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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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rar files have same name how to join them

I am trying to download an Android game. The files I downloaded are called: com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftKRHM.part01.rar com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftKRHM.part02.rar ...
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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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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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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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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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Auto extract .rar files from qbittorrent with WinRAR command line CLI

After a torrent download on qbittorrent completes, I am executing an external program via the options menu: Tools -> Options -> Downloads --> Run external program on torrent completion ...
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Context menu: Make Winrar unpack files to specific folder

I want to add a context menu entry for Winrar (Windows 10) to unpack an archive to a specific folder, like D:\Test. Currently I can only choose the default options Unpack here, Unpack... and Unpack to ...
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Exclude files and folders when zipping using WinRAR

I have a folder containing subfolders named A, B, C, and some files like file1.doc, file2.bat, file3.doc. Is there any option of the WinRAR software so that, when I zip the folder, I can tell it to ...
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Unzipping files downloaded from the Arxiv server

I want to download the source Tex files (not the pdf) of this document: http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.0322 After downloading here, I get a weird file with the ".0322v3" (the second part of the doc code) ...
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Context menu item like WinRAR, “Add to FILENAME”

I want to add a context-menu item like WinRAR added to files or folder's right click context menu by changing registry keys. In the picture, Add to "Screen Captures.rar" WinRAR gets that name ...
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Winrar self extracting SFX fail to launch

I created an SFX file (to unzip and launch a program directly) with Winrar which is supposed to be installed in a TEMP folder. I specified to launch "bin/myprogram.exe" after extraction. When I ...
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WinRAR extracted a folder ending in in a . and this has confused Windows immensely

Because of the name of the folder is more than slightly suggestive (and my inability to interact with said folder whatsoever to rename it), I'd rather not take a screenshot, but I just extracted a rar ...
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WinRar - Custom shell commands

i'm trying to create custom commands on the context menu in windows. i found this great registry hack here: https://superuser.com/a/376879/395548 this is the code made to work for me: Windows ...
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how to check if rar contains all files

I was archiving 22gb folder it took hours. But then it ended abruptly, i couldn't tell if it finished or i pressed some key...as my computer went to sleep mode and to wake up i moved mouse and ...
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Corrupt RAR recovery

I have a damaged, password protected RAR archive. I've recovered it after the disk has been accidentally formatted. It has correct size as it had before format, I can open it using WinRAR and enter ...
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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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When compressing a file on command prompt with RAR command, how to stop the process without cancelling it?

I used the following command: rar a -m2 file.rar *.xml \\myroute\ I want to stop the process on the file that have already been processed i.e. using Ctrl + C will cancel the process but not finish ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Firefox. Undo “Do this automatically for files like this from now on”

I have dowlnoaded RAR archive and clicked "Do this automatically for files like this from now on" checkbox to open in WinRAR. But now I'm tired of this. I want just save it. BUT, there no RAR option ...
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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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How to extract to a particular file format using WINRAR

Suppose I have a WinRAR file, and I want to extract to a csv file. When I select the option 'Extract to here' it just extracts the file without any extension. Is there a way I can specify that I want ...
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zip: Unexpected end of archive

When I try to extract my 1.15GB downloaded .zip file am getting following error: ! D:\N750XXUCNG6_N750ODDCNG5_INU.zip: Unexpected end of archive I have tried this ...
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How can I execute WinRAR serially against each archive in a folder?

I have about 100 large RAR files in the same folder, and I'm trying to delete a particular filespec from within each archive. I'm using PowerShell 2.0 on Windows Storage Server 2008 R2. I'm by no ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How to change password on RAR archive w/o modifying arch. files attributes (modified/created)?

How do I change the password of an .RAR archive, without changing the date/time attributes of the files in the archive? Unfortunately you can't directly change the password of the archive with ...
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Fixing a corrupted RAR-file

I have a password protected RAR-file that I created using WinRAR. I wanted to add another file to it, however the way I did it ended up seemingly corrupting the file. Now if I open it and type in my ...
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RAR/ZIP multiple files separately in separate folders

I have 300 winword files sitting in 300 folders. I want to password protect these files with a single password in one go. My understanding is that the easiest way to accomplish this would be to put ...
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Extracting .7z file with Unrar.exe and command line?

With WinRar.exe 5.00 we can extract a .7z file. (with right click on a file and extract it) but with Unrar.exe 5.00 and the following command line C:\Program Files\WinRAR>unrar x ...
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accessing files directly from SFX archive

Similar questions have been asked on this forum, but not identical, so I am sorry if this is a bit redundant. I have made a "portable" application. I used WINRar to create an SFX self-extracting ...
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is it possible to extract all files in a directory to their respective folders?

So I've got a lot of .sbm files I zip and unzip on a regular basis. I generally use winrar gui and do by hand. I looked for a utility in the menus, but I've had no luck. So I was wondering if there's ...
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rar all files in a directory windows

I have a folder containing multiple files inside that. ~/Folder/file-1 ~/Folder/file-2 ... ~/Folder/file-n I want to make separate .rars for each of the files in ~/Folder. How can I do that using ...