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Solved: How do I open an RAR File?

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  1. barbsy

    barbsy Thread Starter

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    I see that Winzip will not open an RAR File. May program is XP and I have the Winzip program already.

    I am trying to open some scrapkits but they are rar files. Can you tell me if you know of any free rar utility software that I can download in order to open the scrapkits?

    Thanks for your time!:)
     
  2. DCM1519

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    I have IZArc which is freeware. I think that the link is www.izarc.org.

    I also downloaded and ran WinRAR a few months ago and apparently it was a trial version but it is still running. Don't know what happened there. I think that I downloaded it when I had an RAR file to extract.

    Maybe one of these will do the job. There are other free ones out there but I cannot remember any more names. These two are still on my machine and running. They will also extract other compression formats.
     
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    Why not just use ultimatezip: http://www.ultimatezip.com/
    you would have to pay for it but you can use it for free just a nag at startup. I personally do not mind the nag screen.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Why not just use one of the many free ones with no nag screens? ;)
     
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    So it is
    although a 40 day trial and then it keeps working lol
    Naughty BM :)
     
  9. new tech guy

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    Well i figured it would be fine because the nag is really just a reminder on how it is a demo version and really is not anything obnoxious. You click agree and it goes away and does not bother you for the rest of the time it runs. Also so far, this thing has opened every type of zip file i have thrown at it.
     
  10. ferrija1

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    Just like Notepad has opened all the text files I've thrown at it. :rolleyes: :D
     
  11. smbd

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    Use WinRar for Rar files.
     
  12. new tech guy

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    Opens it AND it is in english and makes sense.
     
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    I second that motion. That is what I use.
     
  14. barbsy

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    Thanks to all, I downloaded WINrar and it works great. Glad to see some of you have suggested it. I'll use it and see what happens. Thanks Guys!
     
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    If you have solved your problem please mark this thread as solved by going to thread tools, clicking on marked solved, then click perform action.:).
     
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