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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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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 setup the virusscan feature in winrar with malwarebytes?

When you open the virus scan feature in winrar it does not automatically detect malwarebytes. But there is a user specified option. How do you set it up so it scans with the antivirus malwarebytes?
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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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Roblox fps unlocker - it shows it has to compress the file after the app using it closes

I need help. My roblox fps unlocker tells me, once opened, and in roblox, it says rbxfpsunlocker.exe will be compressed only after the application using it closes. And it closes ROBLOX! Help, pls..
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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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How to extract multipart 7z with missing parts?

How can I extract any arbitrary combination of 7z.xxx files? Are some of the parts special? (Like the last that should hold the directory structure metadata.) Consider these scenarios: There are ...
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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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Recover corrupted password protected zip

Good evening. I have a password protected zip archive (Zip 2.0 CryptoZip) with a .txt file with sensitive info inside. The problem is that I can't extract it. 7Zip:"Data error : Wrong password?" ...
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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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How To Fix Crashed Rar Files Stopped With Avast Security as Threat?

I already download a theme from theme forest Files were working perfectly But while I was trying to extract files Avast started scanning files then marked as not secure files Then I could not manage ...
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How do I recover a deleted file too large to go to recycle bin? [duplicate]

I mistakenly deleted a very important 50 GB zip file from my 1 TB hard drive, and the file was too big to go to recycle bin. How do I recover?
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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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Batch script for Winrar “Extract Here” with recursive folders

I want to search an entire disc and user Winrar "Extract Here" on all archives. I tried to create a bat script but i did not succeed. All script i can found do other things, i just want to use the "...
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Prevent Winrar from updating automatically

I am using Winrar 4.20 x64. Whenever I boot, Winrar is updating automatically. I don't want that. How do I prevent Winrar from updating automatically? Thx.
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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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Compression stored files

I was compressing 130 GB files using Winrar and i noticed that my free space on C: drive is decreasing, so i guessed that winrar is temporarily storing the stuff that being compressed, i waited like 4-...
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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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How to open archive subfolder with winrar in command line

I would like to launch WinRAR interface in a subfolder of an archive. How should I do ? This works: C:\Program Files (x86)\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe D:\backup\archive.zip This, works with 7-zip but in ...
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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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Packing 2 files?

I want to basically pack an exe with a dll (that is loaded by the exe). I can use something like the 7-Zip or WinRAR SFX archive option but I don't want people to be able to look at the files and/or ...
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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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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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New archive of the same files is different?

I need to be sure that several files are not changed. For this purpose I'm using SHA256 calculation utility on archyved files: CertUtil -hashfile arch.rar SHA256 >>arch.rar.sha256.txt I do ...
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Identify rars o zips with passwords

I make scripts with Autohotkey. One of my hotkeys will check all selected zips or rars and should detect which of them are password protected, so as to isolated or rename them. Is there any command ...
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Why does Winrar eat up all free space?

I have about 35 gb free on my Windows 10 partition. I have a rar file that will extract to about 25 gb. When I try to extract it using Winrar, it ends up taking up all space on my hard drive despite ...
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How to create a self-extracting Archive without triggering false virus positives?

I have a small program which converts some data files between different versions of a game (Age of Empires 2). It requires some dll libraries such as boost and a few additional data files. I would ...
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How to delete/rename a file from a multi-part winrar archive

I created a 7 part winrar archive with videos in it, but there is no option to delete or rename a selected video. How can I delete/rename them without extracting the entire archive?
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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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WinRAR Explorer shows all files in archive root directory from subfolders

Currently, my WinRAR installation shows all files from any archive in the root archive directory and I have no idea how to fix it nor I know what caused it as I did not change any settings I remember. ...

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