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kayona

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Hi, i hope this is the right forum. I share items with a friend in an email program called gmail. She is from the uk and most of them she sends me are something called winrar. When i download them and then try to open them, there is nothing there, it says no preview. If she sends the item in jpeg its gigantic when i open it. I tried right clicking on it to resize and nothing happens. tried saving them to my documents, pictures, just about everywhere but after i download and save them and go to open them, there is nothing there. when they come in a winrar file, usually it tells me after downloading that windows doesnt recognize the program. She says its just a windows default program. Is there any way for me to download and see these items? Is there any way to resize the jpeg ones from the gmail? I'm lost as usual. Thanks, Kayona if the item is send jpeg and is really small, maybe 50 jpeg or less i can read it and print it.
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winrar is not a windows default program....what's the file extension on these files that she sends you?
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She says its just a windows default program.

This is true in a sense. Windows XP uses a copy of winrar to open .jar files and other archived software but the copy is not accessible to the user, you need to get a copy of winrar from the publisher of the software to open the files.
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http://www.rarlab.com/

winrar compresses better than winzip. this is why some people prefer it.
30 day trial.. but supposedly if you ignore the registration message afterwards you can still use it.
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yeah...i think after the trial...there are certain functions that stop working....but it will still unrar everything
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Hi, i did get it to unzip a few files, its the first time ever, i did download the free version for 30 days but have only had it for a little while. When someone sends me something through gmail.........is there anyway to resize it? I can click on the items that are jpeg and view them sometimes and when i go to print them, i click print preview and i only get 1/2 the picture. have tried doing it in landscape etc, no luck. Its huge. I've tried saving it to resize and cant, right clicking and cant.....tried downloading something i was told about here to resize, started in "inf" cant remember the rest, anyway, i couldnt get it to work......not sure what to do, people receiving the same items arent having any problems..........i fee like a dunce...........Thanks for the help and thanks in advance, kayona
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what type of image file is it?
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We are attempting to design stitching charts so the items we send are on a grid backgroud with symbols.... there are four of us and the others can open things just fine and print them. The point is to make each of these items to see what others think about the chances of the charts being good for sale etc. When i get them i cant print them out because of the size, i only get the left 1/2 of the charts, unless the item is very small maybe 50 jpeg or so. thanks, kayona
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what image editing software do you use?
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Hello everyone,

I highly, highly recommend the free open-source compression program 7-zip. It opens all major compression formats (including rar files!) and can create zip files and it's own superior 7z file compression. I have used it for the last few years and have not looked back! Check it out at:

http://www.7-zip.org/

Cheers,
Tom

http://www.rarlab.com/

winrar compresses better than winzip. this is why some people prefer it.
30 day trial.. but supposedly if you ignore the registration message afterwards you can still use it.


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