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Old 11-05-2005, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default How do rar files work?

How do you use them if u download them is what i want to know..
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Old 11-05-2005, 01:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: How do rar files work?

WinRar, it's the best. It's kind of like Winzip...
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Is winrar free and where can i get it?
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Old 11-05-2005, 01:57 PM   #4
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You can try downloading it here:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download524.html

I believe it may be shareware, but free to use.
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Your welcome. WinISO is another one that unpacks .iso files from CD images.
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Default Re: How do rar files work?

Yeah, basically what they do and how they work is take a file, and all the empty pockets of data taht aren't being used within a file (loads of gaps in programming, etc) are scrunched down and remembered by the WinRar program as smaller chunks.

When it is then decompressed, these chunks are then placed back into the file.

Something along those lines anyway
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Old 11-05-2005, 04:03 PM   #8
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Heres a completly free one i use, I recommend it a lot
http://www.zipgenius.it/
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Old 11-05-2005, 04:50 PM   #9
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I like WinAce a lot more than WinRAR. It supports all major compression formats like zip and rar, and the feel is very nice. It works great, too.

http://www.winace.com/
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