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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 because when I open part 5, that file gets listed (and many other files). But I can't extract any of them, cause it asks for previous archive parts which I'm sure it really doesn't need.

Is there a way to do that?

  • been ages and I never was that familiar with it but is it possible that when you open individual parts it lists the whole anyway? – barlop Nov 20 '16 at 10:39
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I think WinRAR has an option to "keep broken files" (under "Miscellaneous"). If you check that before extracting, you should be able to extract everything within that .r05 file.

(Haven't checked, though, I'm on OS X)

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  • Correct answer. There's a -kb option if you use the console rar version. – vtest Feb 15 '11 at 13:27
  • I'm trying to do something similar right now, and this doesn't seem to work, it still requires that all the previous files be present. – GabrielB Aug 2 '19 at 9:22

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