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JeremyRS0399

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It took me a good enough time to download this heavy RAR file which is about 3GB but to my utter shock it came out to be corrupted.
I am no tech but I can follow as step by step solution if anyone can provide in an easy manner. I have already search over lot of internet pages but I couldn't actually relate to that typically technical language.
 
Can anyone give a comprehensive guide to fix my RAR file or if there is any tool that I can use but it should be more automated.

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standard solution to a corrupt file download is to delete it and re-download it. if it got corrupted during the download...you're not really going to have the information available to repair it.


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Hi JeremyRS0399 :welcome:

 

Can you open the RAR file? Are you using the most recent version of Winrar?

 

After opening the file click the Info button, in the Recovery Record line does it say Absent?


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i,
 
It takes lot of time to download a 2.5 GB file. You should repair corrupt file before extracting it. There is one inbuilt repair tool in WinRAR, which repairs corrupted ZIP and RAR files. steps are: 
 
1. Open WinRAR application
2. Click on file, and then select open
3. A find archive window will be opened, select corrupt zip file from your system
4. Click on open button
5. Press Alt+R
6. Repairing File Name.zip will be opened
7. Click on browse to save repaired file at desired location
8. Check Treat the corrupt archive as ZIP box, and then click OK
9. After corrupt ZIP archive is repaired, click on close.
Or read here:
https://winrarrepair...erytoolbox.com/ - Recovery Toolbox for RAR

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i,
 
It takes lot of time to download a 2.5 GB file. You should repair corrupt file before extracting it. There is one inbuilt repair tool in WinRAR, which repairs corrupted ZIP and RAR files. steps are: 
 
1. Open WinRAR application
2. Click on file, and then select open
3. A find archive window will be opened, select corrupt zip file from your system
4. Click on open button
5. Press Alt+R
6. Repairing File Name.zip will be opened
7. Click on browse to save repaired file at desired location
8. Check Treat the corrupt archive as ZIP box, and then click OK
9. After corrupt ZIP archive is repaired, click on close.


Those instructions are almost correct but the steps 6 and 8 need to be adjusted to use a RAR file not a ZIP file! also this repair procedure will only work for RAR files if the file includes a Recovery Record.


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Paul Brown41

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Hi Jeremy, sometimes while downloading large size of RAR file might get corrupted. If your antivirus program in not updated and due to this, virus might damaged your RAR file or other reason. There are many repair tools available which will help you in fixing corrupt RAR file in an easy way. I hope this link will provide guidance for repairing RAR file http://nikinia.com/h...iles-accessible


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