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RAR is a proprietary compression type and stands for Roshal ARchive.

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prevent removing archives from SourceFolder when extract files

I use this script to extract .rar files @echo off set "SourceFolder=C:\temp" set "TargetFolder=C:\temp2" if not exist "%TargetFolder%" md "%TargetFolder%" &...
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Encrypt filenames in WinRar SFX

I would like to encrypt the Filenames Codes in WinRAR SFX. Question: Is it possible to encrypt the above mentioned, but letting the user to run / extract without a password?
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Which file properties do RAR store?

Which file properties do RAR store? Do they store the "Date Created" and if so, how can I extract the files while preserving it? If not, are there other file formats that can do so?
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7Zip CLI multipart extraction issue. Proceeding part overwrites existing

I am looking for a way to use 7zip to decompress multipart achives via CLI. So far I have the below which extracts as expected but instead of joining the parts, overwrites the existing contents with ...
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Convert RAR to 7zip

To convert a RAR to 7zip archive the typical approach is to unpack the RAR archive and the repackage as 7zip. Without unpacking and repacking is there a way to convert a RAR archive to 7zip format?
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Extract multipart rar, deleting parts as they are extracted (linux)

Basically [this][1]. Any way to do this is linux using commandline? Thanks! [1]: https://superuser.com/questions/1031625/extract-multipart-rar-deleting-parts-as-they-are-extracted
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Resilience of WinRar format for storage

I have a folder with plenty of files (~10k small files), in total ~50MB in size. It's some "old stuff" I actually dont need anymore but still wanna keep. As I'm syncing a parent folder of this folder ...
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Rar compression of mp3 and wmv

When I am browsing HSK test files (level 6) here (http://www.chinesetest.cn/godownload.do), I found that the decompressed mp3 and wmv is actually larger than the rar file. I'm very surprised since rar ...
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Extract multipart rar with password, deleting parts as they are extracted

how can I use this on rar with password? I know the password is https://superuser.com/a/1031807/1136215
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Extract hash values (CRC) and path names from an archive

I have successfully extracted data from a large .rar archive (1.9TB) using 7-zip and now I want to delete the archive. However, before I do so, I would like to save path names and, most importantly, ...
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How do I compress many files into independently working WinRAR files?

I want to upload a vast amount of small files to a website. To make that process faster, I compressed them to a .rar file. The problem: Such a large file can't be uploaded to that website. That's why ...
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Compress multiple folders with Winrar command line and batch

I want to compress all the folders that contain the word (Album), these folders have the following structure Michael Jackson\Invincible (Album) Michael Jackson\Thriller (Album) Luciano Pavarotti\'O ...
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dvd drive does not update file names

I have burned a multipart archive from winrar in a series of dvd, so that the first dvd has something like File.part1.rar...File.part6.rar, the second dvd has something like File.part7.rar...File....
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How to RAR files in alphabetical order

I am trying to create a multipart RAR archive on Ubuntu. The folder structure resembles: folder_root subfolder file01.bin file02.bin ... file100.bin The command I am using is rar a -v5G archive.rar ...
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Unusual behaviour with a passworded rar being invalid password in winrar but falsely accepted in 7zip

I found an old .rar file on my computer but I couldn't remember the password exactly. I had a rough idea of what it was, so I wrote a program using 7ziplib in c# to brute force a bunch of permutations....
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Is there a way to extract a multi-part rar one at a time?

This isn't about getting a single file from a multi-part rar archive as I can understand how easily that question could be misread. I'll try to explain my use case. I have 2.6tb of compressed data (...
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Is he wrong? rar.exe examples for full, differential & incremental backups use the option -ac twice

while playing with winrar incremental backups, I found this page: https://x443.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/winrar-incremental-differential-backup/ I was looking at how the options make rar tick when it ...
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Testing a broken/corrupted file spread out over multiple rar files

Ok, so I have a downloaded a bunch of rar files that are over 30 GB. One of those files is supposed to be about 4.5 GB, but I'm getting a "data error" on it, and it's coming out around 2 GB. For ...
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how to send the decompressed output of archives to standard output?

When you decompress a gzip archive with gunzip without any arguments, the archive disappears, and you're left with the decompressed file in its place. However, if you use the -c option, the archive ...
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rar command works from the command prompt but not from a batch file - no strange characters involved except for - and spaces (yes I use quotes)

This is confusing me big time... Even when I copy-paste below command from the command prompt to Notepad or Notepad++ (with simple character encoding) and use it as a bat file, I get this error: Kan ...
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When a batch-program will go to next line?

I have a batch file for /f "tokens=2 delims==" %%a in ('wmic OS Get localdatetime /value') do set "dt=%%a" set "YY=%dt:~2,2%" & set "YYYY=%dt:~0,4%" & set "MM=%dt:~4,2%" & set "DD=%dt:~6,...
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Is it possible to make equally sized multipart rar archives from a big file?

Size of multipart archives is maximized at 200 MB. I would like to determine the part size (<200 MB), to achieve equally sized multipart archives.
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How do I change my folder structure using Rar.exe

I am building a rar command in code. I get a share and folder in a database call (\\BUServer1\Share01$\IHDEV01) and then I get a list of subfolders and extensions that I want to archive (FLATFILES*....
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Why is WinRAR 5 not giving me an option to use RAR5 format and only RAR4?

I just realized something. I recently purchased the WinRAR v.5.60 archive software: But when I right-click some file that I want to RAR and then click Add to archive, the popup window offers me only ...
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How to view a .rar file content remotely in a shared cPanel server (hostgator)?

I've tried using unrar via SSH but this command is not installed on my shared hostgator account. Is there any application that does this in this kind of environment? How to view a .rar file content ...
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Error on unrar in macOS

While running unrar x <filename> this error shows up, ERROR: Unknown option: <filename> Any solution(s)?
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need <unrar/dll.hpp> to pip install unrardll on Ubuntu

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04, Calibre gives this error when opening a .cbr file: calibre, version 3.21.0 ... File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/utils/unrar.py", line 53, in extract from ...
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How to recover deleted password-protected RAR file from NTFS drive?

I had a 10 GB RAR file on my NTFS drive (different from OS drive) which was deleted by mistake. It contained all sorts of files including photos, MP3s, EXs, and so on. It was also password-protected. ...
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Are there any performance issues when extracting ZIP/RAR archives from and to the same shared network folder?

Short: Say for example I have a huge RAR file located in a shared folder on the network. If i right-click -> extract that rar file (on same shared folder) will that be terribly slower compared to ...
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Override/ignore “unexpected end of archive” error on password-protected .rar archive

I have a .rar file that is locked with a password (that I know). I want to decrypt the .rar file, but when I try to do so, I get the following message: $ unrar x myrar.rar UNRAR 5.60 beta 3 ...
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Why can't I open a specific rar file in a specific computer, but it opens on other computer?

It's pretty much the topic. I have a 8 GB rar file that opens in my windows 8.1 pc, but it doesn't open in my old laptop with windows 7. I tried 7zip and i have the same result. It always says it's ...
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Do a compression dry run (i.e., no file output)

Is there any way to do a dry run compression to RAR or 7-Zip format? (Command line is fine.) What I'd like to get is an accurate compressed size estimate. I tried to find an option for it in WinRAR ...
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How to find a file with the “/” in the filename?

I've created a RAR, but by a mistake its filename consisted of "/". The command looks like this: rar m -m0 Promo-CD-R/ Promo-CD-R/ The RAR archiver output first line was: Creating archive Promo-CD-...
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Batch decompress encrypted rar files with unar

I'm on macOS and I downloaded unar to decompress encrypted rar files. It works fine for individual files but I can't get it to work with a wildcard for multiple files. I have a list of rar files ...
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winrar 5.40 x86 acting oddly by showing multiple copies of same file

this is a weird, odd problem I'm facing using winrar 5.40 x86 (on Windows 7 x64). when opening any zip files or tar or tar.gz files inside show multiple copies with upto 8 copies of each single file, ...
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Extract Zip or Rar files using the terminal on MAC OS X

I have just started to work on a Mac terminal for a school work. My question is: which command do I have to write to extract files of a .zip or .rar file by using the terminal only? Is it the same ...
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Download and extract archive without archive save

1. Briefly I don't find, how I can automatically quick extract zip or/and rar archives after loading for Windows 10. It would be nice any gratis solution. Firefox solution is preferable. 2. Settings ...
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compressing rar\zip avoid file getting corrupted? [closed]

Which good rar\zip compression setting or method to avoid file getting corrupted? store- not compressing anything, just put files together. best- compressing as small as can, it may chance file ...
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Web browser displays the RAR files instead of downloading them

Firefox displays the RAR files (it actually shows the binary data on screen) instead of downloading them. How do I stop this? Is this a browser problem or server problem? Chrome works. So it seems to ...
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Unable to open RAR file using WinZip program

I have .rar file downloaded and when i try to open using the winzip program in my local laptop, it throws an alert "Can not open the "xxx.rar file. It appears to be Invalid archive". But if i rename ...
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Extracting a very large file (400GB+) from a .rar archive without the computer freezing

I've have a very large file (433GB) in a splitted .rar file. While extracting it the WinRAR program always freezes, and it's a very long process prone to errors or last-minute failures. Do you have ...
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Unzip mutiple files in multiple sub folders

I have a bunch of zipped files (.rar , .zip) spread out in multiple sub folders but all in the same base folder (F:\1). I was wondering if there was a way to unzip each file while still retaining its ...
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Open rar. file with Opener app

Trying to use opener app "Rar". Says it is 1-click. Rather, it toggles between Save to Folder and Zip/Unzip archive. Do not understand any of this, was looking for actual 1-click. Do I need a ...
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Machine readable list of files in rar archive

I need a way to get a parsable list of all files in a .rar archive without extracting them, in bash or python. What I've tried: rar l *.rar 7z l -slt *.rar I've also looked at patool in python, but ...
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Un-rar-ring a 34GB and 88GB file

We have received two RAR files, one that is 34GB, another that is 88GB, that we need to extract. We have tried extracting them on Windows using 7-zip twice on two different computers and they have ...
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How to transfer WinRAR key to Linux

Situation I have bought WinRAR license some time ago and have the rarreg.key file. I would like to continue using RAR program on Linux licensed with my key. Question Is it possible to transfer the ...
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Is it possible to make somehow multi volume RAR archives by reading data from named pipe or standard input?

I usually RAR my files into 200MB parts on my VPS, and free space is always scarce. Would be nice to make the multi volume part1.rar, part2.rar etc. archives from a named pipe, which could be fed even ...
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Batch converting .rar to .7z - path variable?

I found someone who had written a very nice batch script to convert .zip to .7z, and im attempting to make it convert .rar to 7z. I am able to get the script to work but I cannot figure out where the "...
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How to open .rar file in fedora 23

I am using fedora 23 64 bit. I have downloaded some .rar files. After googling I have found solutions suggesting that using unrar they can be opened. But I am unable to install unrar. I have tried ...
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Is there a way to silently extract a self extracting multipart rar files via commandline?

I have a multipart self extracting rar file; setup.sfx.part1.exe setup.sfx.part2.rar setup.sfx.part3.rar Now when I try to extract it by starting the exe via commandline I get a nice screen where ...

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