The Ultimate Guide to .rar, .r01, and .001 files
OK, so you downloaded a game or a movie and all you got are a bunch of files with any of the extensions above? Here's what you have to do:
1. Goto RarLabs or RarSoft and grab WinRAR, a file-compressing utility. If you've heard of WinZip, this is practically the same but with better compression ratio and a different format (RAR).
2. Install WinRAR with SHELL support
3. Right click the first file you have in the folder (either if its a .rar, a .r01, or a .001) and click "Extract to <name-of-the-file>\". If .001 files dont have this option in its right-click menu, double-click the file and then "Select a program from a list". If WinRAR isnt on that list already, click browse and go to C:\Program Files\WinRAR (or wherever you installed it) and select WinRAR. After that, Extract the files to a new folder.
4. After this, the new folder would hold either the bin/cue or the iso or the movies. If its a bin/cue or iso, you should burn it with Nero or mount it with Alcohol 120%/Daemon Tools. Check the pinned topics for that.
NOTE: If you want to check the integrity of all the downloaded files, and with the bunch of files there is a .sfv file, grab yourself QuickSFV, a utility that helps you check that every file you downloaded isn't corrupt.
Hope this helps.... just made it cuz i saw lotsa ppl asking this lately.
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