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Wallbridge

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Hi there!

I hope this is the right forum to put this question. :)

I just packed a lot of my important files into a single RAR file, password protected, but non-compressed; I used the WinRAR program with the storage type "storage" so there's no compression or anything. I've had unhappy experiences with RAR files being corrupted before, and I was just wondering if this was a common occurence. Should I put my mind at ease that as long as I remember the password, my files will be kosher and snug in their little RAR space? Or is it possible they're all dead now?

Thank you,
Chris
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Compression doesn't affect the files, it just compresses them into an archive, so when you need it you can just un-RAR it and it'll be back to normal. Usually, it wouldn't be corrupt, unless the compressing was cancelled at some point or the data got corrupted before being archived.

Putting a password to it only protects it from unauthorized opening, not to protect it from corruption.

I hope this answers your question.

~Kelvin
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Hi Kelvin,

Thanks a lot for your answer; it puts my mind at ease. I'll check the files in the archive just in case, but I won't fret about it until I get home thanks to you. :)

By the way, is that an anime Squall I see as your icon? He's my favorite character of all time, so it's always good to see him! Off topic, I know, but I actually own one of those little 1' statues, a real-life necklace shaped like Griever, and a complete set of Triple Triad cards, too.

But anyway, enough geekiness, thanks a lot for the response!

Chris
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No problems. Glad to help.

Anyway, I'm not sure, found it on another site i was browsing, and decided it was nice so had it for my avatar. Doesn't look much like the Squall I know (from Final Fantasy) though.

~Kelvin
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