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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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...
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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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?