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    (>Zero Cool<)'s Avatar he is Spartacus!
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    Hi

    When I try to open a .rar file I have the error message:

    &#39;........,the archive is either in unknown format or damaged&#39;

    appears and I can&#39;t open it. Is there any way to attempt to fix the file or retrieve any of the contents?

    ta for any help

    z

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    WinRAR -> Tools -> Repair Archive

    But usually it aint very useful.

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    Originally posted by (>Zero Cool<)@28 July 2004 - 14:25
    Hi

    When I try to open a .rar file I have the error message:

    &#39;........,the archive is either in unknown format or damaged&#39;

    appears and I can&#39;t open it. Is there any way to attempt to fix the file or retrieve any of the contents?

    ta for any help

    z
    Navigate to the file with winrar itself, right click the damaged .rar and click repair archive.

    This function is where winrar totally owns winzip. Works really well in almost all cases.
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    Originally posted by Entity101@28 July 2004 - 14:30
    WinRAR -> Tools -> Repair Archive

    But usually it aint very useful.


    It works everytime so you can retrieve at least some data.

    Especially good if you&#39;ve been downloading multiple files within the .rar - like mp3s - and your download breaks.
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    It works good for small files or with many files. With large files I never had many luck with it.


    People should add recovey records to all archives that they make.

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    thanks folks, I&#39;ll give it a go

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    isnt there a thing called "advanced zip repair v1.6" that came with winrar, could that be used?or does it just do the same as going to tools and repair archive?

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    There is fine tool,which able,will help you-repair rar file,it works with all variants of this format and can recover data from archives and corrupt rar files with various compression rates and created in different software, allows you to recover information from corrupt archives and corrupt rar files stored on removable media or on remote computers (tool can fix rar file via the local area network),displays the list of files and folders that it could detect, can extract information even from those compressed files that are protected with a password.

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    You waited for four years to help him. I bet he's been going mad waiting for a solution.

    You callous bastard.

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