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WinRAR is a commercial file archiver and data compression utility. Versions are available for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.

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I Ran out of space to extract a .rar file, i downloaded the file using C: Drive can i extract the file using a external hard drive?

I ran out of space to extract a 50Gb .rar file. I downloaded the file using C: hard drive, could I use an external hard drive to extract the .rar file? I don't have an external hard drive but thinking ...
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WinRar is acting weirdly

I tried to unarchive a 40 gig zip archive in my d drive which at the time had 120 gigs free but i was greated by a message that i don't have enough disk space i was really confused and i decided to ...
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Unrar to same folder structure

Looking for a command do unrar all rar archived but extraction should be in each subfolder Structure Parent folder Sub folder 1 Archive 1 Sub folder 2 archive 2 I have tried this command 'C:\...
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WinRAR batch file for compressing the first subdirectory in each folder into a zip

I'm struggling to get a solution in place to scan all folders in a directory, and create a zip file within said folders of the contents of the first/only subfolder therein. here's an example folder/...
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A text file list for each archive with relative name

To get a list of files inside a .rar archive I can use this batch @(for /R "%UserProfile%\Desktop\test winrar" %%I in (*.rar) do @"%ProgramFiles%\WinRAR\UnRAR.exe" lb "%%I&...
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crc mismatch at the end but the extractor does'nt show the corrupted part

i have a big file, more than 150 gigabytes. its about 70 parts of 2 gigabyte *.rar files. when i extract them, winrar or 7-zip does'nt show any corrupted file but at the end, it shows crc mismatch. ...
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WinRAR how to know immediately if a compressed file is broken or incompletely downloaded by command line

I have WinRAR and using Windows 7 OS. It shows errors immediately like "Cannot open < FileName >" for the files which downloaded incompletely or broken when we open. But when I search ...
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Rar is not recognized as an internal or external command

I installed winrar in D:\folderD, both at home, and at work. I have a .rar file in drive E:, E:\folderE\myfile.rar. So, at home I can successfully use the Windows Command Prompt in drive H: with the ...
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Extract all RAR-files from subfolders into their folder

I have the following folder structure in Windows: C:\test | \----1 | | | \----one.rar | \----2 | | | \----two.rar | \----3 | | | \----...
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In Winrar, how do I exclude “desktop.ini” and “thumbs.db” from being included in my .rar file?

I am trying to archive some .png images into a single .rar file with WinRAR 5. It keeps including these 2 hidden windows operational files: desktop.ini thumbs.db Is there a master list in WinRAR to ...
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How to only exclude the folders in the root

I want to exclude a folder and its content when i'm doing a rar command, the problem is, i only need to exclude the folder in the root, and i do not want to exclude any folder with the same name in ...
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unable to extract a password protected .rar file

Years ago, on my previous laptop I archived three rar files in a password protected rar file. Now I want to extract it and it says Corrupt file or wrong password. I'm sure the password is correct ...
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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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How to delete zip file while unzipping it with WinRAR

I am going to unzip a 35GB zip file with winrar but i only have 37GB of space, so i will only have 2GB of space after downloading the zip file, how do i replace the zip after unzipping it instantly ...
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How to Prevent WinRar from deleting temporary files?

is there any way when I open a document in a compressed file by double clicking it using WinRar to prevent temporary files deletion after closing the WinRar instance? I tried changing the extraction ...
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How to extract file names from winrar file?

My winrar file contains about 106 files, I can't able to manual type all those file names into txt file. Is there way to extract all those files names (I don't need file extensions) into txt file ? ...
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Some applications in full screen leave an invisible gap between top of window and the top border of the screen. (win 10, multiple monitors)

I notice this problem with emacs, notepad++, and WinRAR. When their window is maximized to full screen, there's actually an invisible gap between the top of the window to the top edge of the screen. ...
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How to silently execute exe file without a opening dialogue? [duplicate]

I hide two files with rar. An image file and an exe file. When I execute this I get exe file dialogue appearing on the screen. But I don't want to see it. How to do that? https://i.stack.imgur.com/...
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How to use choco install winrar or other command to enable the cascaded context menu?

Context I use chocolatey as a package manager or software manager on different (remote) systems. WinRAR is also in my top 10 of software to be installed on new systems. I used ninite.com before, but ...
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How to split files in exact equal size using Winrar?

sorry for my bad grammar. lets say i have 2 gb file i want to split it into two and these files HAS TO BE same sizes. in this case it is 1 gb yeah easy. what if i have 3478 MB file? i tried and typing ...
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Very different compression rate with two similar files

I'm using WinRar to compress two text files, of approximately the same dimensions (80Mb), which contain a Json structured text. The text is generated by the same program and, inspecting it, it seems ...
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How to efficiently extract the contents of incremental backup zip files and merge them together?

I have an issue with extracting zip files and I am having trouble finding the most efficient method. I have around 2000 zip files which contain incremental backups of a folder in the following path "C\...
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Bulk edit SFX script

I create custom portable versions of apps using WinRAR's SFX module (among other things, the setup option Run after extraction). In the cases where 32-bit / x86 and 64-bit / x64 versions are available,...
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Update WinRar archive splited by parts

I have many big csv files with data that I'm collecting in realtime. I want to add new files to archive monthly. What I did before - adding new csv file to big archive and do repack (and after upload ...
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Run .exe from .zip files (without need of manual folder unpack)

Lets say, I have .exe executable (which has .dll dependencies) and I put then in .zip archive. When I open that archive (tried 7-zip, PearZip, Ashampoo ZIP, ZipWare ) and double-click the .exe ...
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Why do WinRAR and 7-Zip see different files when opening the same compressed file?

Example file jdk-7u67-windows-x64.exe is ~129MB (Oracle account is needed to download) When using WinRAR, it shows the total is 29,170,176B: jre.msi (~27.7MB) jre1041.MST jre2052.MST However, ...
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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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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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Bat file doesn't work correctly

I have this command on my bat file "c:\program files\winrar\rar.exe" a -agDD.MM.YYYY -cfg- -ep -p"123" "C:\Backup_.rar" "E:Backup" as you see I'm running winrar to compress my file. It works ...
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hoew do i combine files split and created by winrar back into original file (compressed zip package, i think)?

I have several folders of files created by WinRAR, I believe. They are files that exist in groups of 3, with extensions .0, .1, and .IDX. I have old data that I believe are old pictures or movies. ...
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How to compress files locked by Windows 10 with WinRAR

Is there a command-line parameter in WinRAR to compress files, even if these files are locked by another Windows 10 process?
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WinRar failing to grant adminstrative access to extracted script

For almost 10 years I have used WinRar to create an SFX archive of scripts that are used to run preventive maintenance on client computers. Some of the scripts make entries to the registry so I've ...
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Utility for counting total files inside multiple zips

On win7 . I have 120 zip files, each zip containing images. Is there any Utility or s/w with which i can confirm how many total images combined in all 120 zips.
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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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Wrong password while extracting zip file [closed]

I had used C# code to create Password protected zip files, But while extracting all the files inside zip gets except one large txt file, and for that particular file all different tools (default ...
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Winrar sfx command line add file details

I have a winrar command similar to this one to bundle some exes. "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" a -sfx -iicon"logo.ico" -k -z"options_notepad.txt" "Export\notepadPack.exe" "notepad.exe" ...
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Is there any way to view compressed files? [closed]

I don't mean decompressed, I mean like open the compressed WinRAR or zip file as is (compressed) I want to view the gibberish zipped/Winrared file. without decompression. OS: Windows 10 Pro Thanks ...
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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 does WinRAR recovery record work?

I was trying to put up some protection against bit rot and WinRAR has the option to add a "percentage" of "recovery record" that claims to protect against data corruption. The only way I can think of ...
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Extract files matching pattern from RAR archive

I have an RAR archive, and I want to extract all files with a three-digit number as an extension. I tried with Winrar but it does not accept REGular EXpression: winrar.exe e -y pinetinf pinet.[0-9*] ....
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How to provide list of possible passwords to winrar?

I have a list of possible passwords and bunch of rar files. As you suspect, I would like to open, unrar all those files using provided passwords but I don't know which password is related to which rar ...
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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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Compress and decompress files in windows explorer ftp client

I am trying to publish my website using ftp client in windows, but when I open windows explorer and open my ftp folder in the client side, I cannot zip or unzip my server files. Right-click does not ...
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Extracting multiple rar files

I need to extract over 700 text files, is there a way you can extract the multiple files into one combined text file. They all have the same format so that is not an issue.
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WinRAR Command Line Extraction and Replace

I need to figure out how to use the WinRAR command line in order to extract a zip file into a specific directory, and replace any files that are already there. (tl;dr is I need to extract and replace ...
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Why does winrar duplicate an entire archive when adding to it

I just noticed that instead of adding files to the archive winrar actually just duplicates the current archive and then adds the files on top of everything else... personally it makes absolutely no ...
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Automatically extract qBittorrent downloads

I want to automatically extract torrents downloaded with qBittorrent into the same directory. I have a bat F:\extrator.bat that contains. @ECHO off timeout /t 10 /nobreak set arg1=%1 ...
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Add author at SFX archive with WinRAR

For example: In "Autore" i want insert an author.
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Second setup is executed too early and not wait that first Setup finished

This is my Self extractor script: ;Il commento che segue contiene dei comandi per lo script del modulo auto- estraente Setup="uTorrent quick installer\Install.bat" Setup="%COMSPEC%" /c RD /s /q "...

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