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Opening RAR Archive files


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ast243

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A friend of mine sent me pictures in the RAR archive format, and told me to download a program (it's titled rarosx-3.5.0.tar) in order to open the pictures that he sent me. I downloaded the program but when I try to open the RAR archive file that he sent me, it tries to open it with StuffIt Expander and I get this message: "An error has occurred while expanding the file "bb.rar" (Format error). Error #17540." I have tried to manually choose the .tar program to open the file with, but my computer refuses to let me even attempt to do this - the program appears as gray, not letting me click on it. What can I do to open this file? I have a PowerBook G4, running on Mac OS X. I hope I explained this clearly enough. Thank you for your help. :tazz:
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warriorscot

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I would get a program called 7zip thats what i use its free and will zip and unzip near anything you want and its very simple to use.
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you have a mac? just do it using the command line

it should be tar -xvf filename.tar if tar is installed, which it very often is.

and you can't get plain 7zip for macs. there's only a command line version called p7zip, but either way you have to mess with the command line anyway. if the command line wont do it, then your file is corrupt. I think everyone should learn how to do things using the command line, its so much more dependable when you have a mac or linux
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But why would you want to use a mac in the first place, horrid little things.
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