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

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Is there any way to view compressed files? [on hold]

I don't mean decompressed, I mean like open the compressed WinRAR or zip file as is (compressed) 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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WinRAR: get archive name in custom Profiles

In WinRAR, right clicking on a folder shows up an option like Add to archive "name of the folder.rar". On the other hand, I can create and edit custom compressions Profiles (for ZIPs, or for adding ...
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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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Extract to another drive (with winrar) from multiple folders with batch file

I would like to extract: c:\Stuff\Cat\cat.rar c:\Stuff\Dog\dog.rar ... to d:\Stuff\create dir Cat\content of cat.rar d:\Stuff\create dir Dog\content of dog.rar ... After many hours of trying (...
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Will the RAR recovery record help for the target archive that will be stored on an optical disk?

I have some data that needs to be backed once in a month or two. Besides copying it on a second hard drive other options are not considered right now (the Net connection is about 2-3 Mbps per 10 ...
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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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Is it possible to gain access to a password-protected WinRAR file without brute-forcing it?

My reasoning: password-protected WinRar zip files are locally-stored. Therefore, the password - or some key to cracking them - must be locally-stored, too. It strikes me that it'd be much easier to ...
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Check, Is Exe file a SFX (Self-extracting archives) with WinRAR command line?

I want to check is a SFX (Self-extracting archives) file or not? Is it possible to check it with command line of WinRar?
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Delete compressed file after extraction - how to set the default value?

If I right click on a single RAR file and click : "extract files" I can see this menu and already know how to delete the original compressed file : But I have to set this setting each time I'm ...
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WinRAR extracting file on drive by deleting from the archive

I have an archive of WinRAR of about 40 GB. My remaining disk space is about 9GB. I want to extract the archive in the same drive, is it possible to extract the files and deleting them from the ...
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How to extract zipped archive hidden behind an image file?

I zipped few files using winRAR and hide those behind an image file using the following command : Copy /b imagename.jpg + filename.rar finalimage.jpg The operation was successful, however the ...
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Add comment to WinRar archive with batch file

When using Winrar we have the ability to add a comment to an archive. I am using a simple batch script to backup a folder. Is there a way to add a comment to the rar archive with the batch file? ...
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How to loop all files in powershell to zip every file to its old name

I'm trying to zip every file in a directory but I can't seem to get it to use the directory or the old file name. It needs to delete the old file so that it's protected in the zip file. This is what ...
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How can I compress multiple files to multiple zip using 7-ZIP?

for example I have one folder which contains below mentioned files: 001.txt 001.doc 002.txt 002.doc 003.txt 003.doc Continue.... I want all similar file names each in separate zip. e.g. 001.zip ...
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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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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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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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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 "C:\...
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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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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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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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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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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: file....
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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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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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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 "C:\Users\...
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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 ...