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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
2answers
423 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
949 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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?
10
votes
3answers
33k views

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.
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
11k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
193 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
102 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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) ...
1
vote
1answer
632 views

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...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 .. ...
0
votes
2answers
720 views

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?
4
votes
6answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
81 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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?
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
10k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
54k views

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.
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to use RAR or ZIP to rename replaced files when extracting

I wish to extract files using RAR or ZIP but I need to be able to rename the files being replaced so that there is a copy of the previous version in case something goes wrong. Couldn't see any ...
0
votes
2answers
6k views

where does WinRAR extract files to by default in Windows 7?

where does WinRAR extract files to by default in Windows 7? Because I need to locate an .ISO I just extracted...
1
vote
1answer
165 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
576 views

Mass remove passwords from rar archives [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove password protection from compressed files Is there a way to (I'm using WinRAR; demo, but I'm willing to change it to whatever is needed) mass remove ...
17
votes
4answers
34k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
16k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

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?
0
votes
2answers
106 views

Any Acrhive extracting program (winzip or winrar) from where i can copy file

I use winrar for extracting the files. BUt i find one thing very annoying e,g i double click on the acthive to view the contents then if i want to copy one file on desktop i can't do that. there is ...
1
vote
4answers
35k views

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?