Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What are RAR files and how do I open them?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What are RAR files and how do I open them?

    I'm pretty new at this digital scrapbooking stuff, but I've found some great freebies online that I have been able to use. However, recently I found a site with some really cute stuff, but the files are RAR files, and my computer doesn't recognize them. Does anybody know what these are or how to open them? --Katie

  • #2
    Hi Katie

    its a version of file compressor similar to what a zip file does, unfortunetly you will need to download a small programme to unzip them - there a 3 you can download here http://codeguys.rpc1.org/rar.html

    fiona x

    An Exclusive Scrapbook Max designer
    , Check out my store
    Here


    "If you look around and think the world is missing something, it is probably the gift you were supposed to be bringing."

    Comment


    • #3
      winrar

      Do a search for a program called winrar, it can also be used for zip files. I believe it's a trial version. I found some of those freebies with .rar extensions myself and this worked great. I think a years use of the program is something like $12.
      Ellen

      Comment


      • #4
        Hmmmm....need an abbreviation translator aswell as a techie teacher thread for numpty's
        My BUDDIES Crops, Eye, Jazz, Smile, Sue, Rosana,twpclerk, Moonlightpearl and Vanessa

        Comment


        • #5
          I was able to open the .rar file in winzip by clicking the winzip classic button. I didn't need to download any program.
          Sue xx

          sigpic Makeyesup and Marion are my Buddies

          Relax, take it easy and enjoy.

          Comment


          • #6
            You can also change the extension from .rar to .zip and you can unzip in any unzip program.

            Comment


            • #7
              From a technical point of view, rar files are not the same as zip files (a different algorithm is used to compress / extract the files).

              SO ... there may be certain zip programs that will read the file headers and decompress it accordingly (Regardless of the extension) but I wouldn't count on this functionality.

              The best thing to do is to download 7-ZIP -- one of my co-workers turned me on to this program (it's free), and it works great! Of course, it goes without saying that we can't support this software in any way, shape or form.

              Good luck!
              Desmond.
              |

              Comment


              • #8
                Thanky Desmond
                Sue xx

                sigpic Makeyesup and Marion are my Buddies

                Relax, take it easy and enjoy.

                Comment


                • #9
                  You're welcome!

                  Desmond.
                  |

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    That's the one I use. It works great! and it does unzip those .rar files for me.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Thats the one I'm gonna be using from now on.
                      Sue xx

                      sigpic Makeyesup and Marion are my Buddies

                      Relax, take it easy and enjoy.

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X