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Another Way To RAR

I was sent a RAR file at work. I didn’t want to install WinRAR because it wasn’t clear whether educational institutions are business or not. The PowerArchiver software worked used only pretended the capability of opening the file.

A better solution might be 7-Zip? It supports RAR.





2 responses to “Another Way To RAR”

  1. Matt! Avatar

    7zip is the bomb, I’ve been using for a while now. Good stuff, the only downfall is multipart RARs. You have to right click, extract on the first file (the .rar file, not a .001 or .r01 or whatever) to have it actually work and extract, vs throwing an error.

  2. Andy Fore Avatar

    Another choice would be the freeware Stuffit Expander product by SmithMicro. They have a Windows version and a Mac OS version (both OS X and Classic OS).

    I am not sure as to why it would matter whether and educational institution is a business or not, since the WinRAR product has a time-limited trial period prior to a purchase requirement.

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