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Old 05-07-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
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whats a rar file used for because i find them in limewire searches when im looking for software but i dont know if it is dodgy or if i will even be able to open it

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Old 05-07-2005, 06:30 PM   #2
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RAR is a compressed file like a zip file but rar will compress tighter than zip. Winrar is normally used to open it but winzip will also.
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Just a note. When opening ANY file from Limewire, kazaa, etc. always do a virus scan before opening.
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Yeah, always best to check for viruses.

Find Winrar at... well I'd check with google, but it isn't available at the moment... weird...
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http://www.rarlab.com/

is a link to winrar
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Thats the one. Googles back up now You can't do without it. You just get used to it being there....

I tried all sorts of combinations and couldn't get the winrar site. thanks Mark
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thats okay, i used yahoo instead . google wouldnt work for me either... their server must have burped...
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google was down!?!!?!?!!?!?!?
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for about 5 minuites, yes...
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GMail is still down.
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