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

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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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How is it possible that WinRar can repair any volume with any single one of .rev files?

There is already a similar question(and 2 solid answers), but mine is a little bit different. Suppose you create a 5-volume archive + 3 recovery volumes(.rev files). This is supposed to reconstruct ...
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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 virus scan setup

I noticed WinRAR has the feature to scan archives for virus, however it appears to need setup. This is the window it presents with, how do you configure it for AVs like Windows defender? Also, is ...
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how to make temp extraction directory for Winrar stick to same drive that .rar is residing in?

i'm using the latest version of winrar (regged version). problem is, the settings only allow me to set the temp path to a certain drive (e.g. C:). i want it to be dynamic (i.e. if the .rar resides in ...
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Jpeg File Zipping does not compress at all

i'm trying to compress some jpeg photos, the total dimension is around 150MB, but when i try to zip it using the maximum compressing rate, i keep getting something around 150MB. I tried with Winrar ...
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How to Create a RAR File in Windows 10

To create a .rar archive/file, we need to download WinRar first. So WinRar is available in my system but I am unable to archive my files. I did just right-click on the file I want to compress and ...
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How do I recover a ZIP file in WinRAR that's inside of another RAR file?

I tried to use WinRAR to extract an archive, but I couldn't extract all of it because of 1 thing: a file inside the archive was corrupt. I tried using Alt+R, but it tried to do it to the entire ...
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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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Unzip .rar from command-line with 7-Zip

On the Windows command-line, I can extract archives like this: 7za e somefile.zip I know 7-Zip supports .rar in the GUI, but can it be done in commandline mode?
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Backup an arborescence from Robocopy /CREATE to WinRAR archive in one step

I would like to know if it's possible to save a large arborescence / file tree using Robocopy with /CREATE switch (which creates zero byte files -- the purpose is to have a reference of the ...
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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 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 will i know that the one part of multipart file is corrupt or just need to re-download? [duplicate]

I have downloaded multipart rar file, how will i know that the one file is need to download again, either the the volume is corrupt or the file is corrupt... I'm hoping you so to answer my question, ...
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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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Making Mac OS X split .rar files available to non-mac users

I've split a 8 GB my_doc.rar file into 4 separate files using the following command from my Mac OS X 10.9 terminal split -b 2000m my_doc.rar my_doc.rar After splitting the file I've generated: ...
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How to emulate WinRar profiles in 7-zip?

In WinRar, I can configure a specific set of file exclusions and save it to a profile. This way, everytime I want to compress some directory, I need only to choose this profile and the exclusion list ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I compress every 10 files in a folder as a separate zip file?

I'm on Windows 10 and trying to work it out with Winrar. The folder contains 500 files, I would like to compress every 10 of them as a separate zip/rar file and create 50 zip/rar files. Is there a ...
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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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Windows UnRar Batch script need to ignore .part02.rar through part99.rar extensions

I have two windows batch scripts that both work to recurse the folder they are placed in, and extract every .rar file into the folder of the rar files. however when a folder uses the structure: ...
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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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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 extract multipart rar with missing parts?

I have a multipart .rar archive containing a single .tar.gz file inside it (don't ask why, that is just how it was made). I am missing a few of the parts, but do have the first part. I would like to ...
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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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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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Extract rar file to preset folder

Normally when I want to unpack a rar file in Windows Explorer, what I do is right click and drag the file to the desired folder (in the left tree) and then select "extract here". This is through ...
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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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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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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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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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Making WinRAR extract archives to a folder named after the archive, when double-clicking RAR files?

With WinRAR installed, when you right-click on a .rar file in Windows, you can browse to WinRAR -> Extract to [archive name] in the context menu, and WinRAR will extract the archive to a folder in ...
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How can i compressed(winrar) a file using command prompt and the file name of the .rar is the same with the file

i have a autoback.bat file that will automatically backup my database and compress in using winrar application. the problem is i cannot create a rar file that is the same filename of my database. for ...
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How can I extract files with names more than 260 characters in Windows 7?

I am downloading lot of stuff in rar files on Windows. But when I extract them, I get a 260 character limit problem. I can make the path shorter, but is there any way I can extract the files in such ...
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rar - command line switch for exclude compress but store?

Assuming I have few files like : --- +Royi | +---1.txt +---2.txt +---3.Avi +---4.mp4 +---5.docx looking at : rar a -r -m1 Royi myArchive.rar This will shrink all ...
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Winrar command line zip folder

I am trying to use WinRAR command line to zip folder: "c:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" a -afzip "e:\output.zip" "e:\foldertozip\" If the foldertozip contains file, the command line works. But ...
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How to recover a recently saved powerpoint

I saved a powerpoint 10 minutes ago, and now i can only open older versions of it. Neither can i find it anywhere else, including "recent" under file options. I have one of 2 versions saved in a ...
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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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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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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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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 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 command line compression ratio

I have a Winrar command line that look like this: "c:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" a -afrar -s -m5 "e:\output.rar" "e:\foldertozip" The folder that I am compress by default is 9.08MB. The ...
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How can compressed archives like .RAR be repaired?

I'm interested to know how WinRAR and 7-zip repairs archives but unfortunately I couldn't find any description about this process.So I'm here to ask: How does WinRAR or 7-zip repairing process work? ...
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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 ...