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Open / use a RAR file in win7??

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by LouB, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    looking for freeware to Open / use a RAR file in win7
     
  2. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    On 1/26/2010 4:59 PM, LouB wrote:
    > looking for freeware to Open / use a RAR file in win7


    If you google for "freeware rar extractor" [without the quotes] you will
    find more than you can ever use. Almost any of them should work fine with
    any version of W7 but if you find one that won't try the next one on the
    list...
     
  3. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

  4. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

  5. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 1/26/2010 4:59 PM, LouB wrote:
    > looking for freeware to Open / use a RAR file in win7

    Having recently been in your position, I discovered that 7 zip was the
    best of those I tried.
    Jeff
     
  6. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 1/26/2010 5:07 PM, Grenou wrote:
    >
    >
    > "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:4B5F65AA.4050003@invalid.invalid...
    >> looking for freeware to Open / use a RAR file in win7

    >
    >
    > I use Free RAR extract Frog:
    > http://download.cnet.com/Free-RAR-Extract-Frog/3000-2250_4-10804840.html
    > Works fine in W7.
    > :)
    > Grenou

    Was not crazy about this one because it extracts to a subfolder of where
    you are. There is a complicated way to tell it where to extract to but
    I think 7zip is easier to use.
    Jeff
     
  7. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    > On 1/26/2010 4:59 PM, LouB wrote:
    >> looking for freeware to Open / use a RAR file in win7

    > Having recently been in your position, I discovered that 7 zip was the
    > best of those I tried.
    > Jeff

    Thanks
     
  8. Van Chocstraw

    Van Chocstraw Flightless Bird

    LouB wrote:
    > looking for freeware to Open / use a RAR file in win7



    Use Peazip. It will open, read and extract the following:

    # Read (browse, extract, test) 118 file extensions

    * 7z, bz, bz2, bzip2, tbz2, tbz, gz, gzip, tgz, tpz, tar, zip, z01,
    smzip, arj, cab, chm, chi, chq, chw, hxs, hxi, hxr, hxq, hxw, lit, cpio,
    deb, lzh, lha, rar, r01, 00, rpm, z, taz, tz, iso, jar, ear, war, lha,
    pet, pup, pak, pk3, pk4, slp, [Content], xpi, wim, u3p, lzma86, lzma,
    udf, xar, dmg, hfs, part1, split, swm, tpz, kmz, xz, txz, vhd, mslz,
    apm, mbr, fat, ntfs, exe, dll, sys, msi, msp, ods, ots, odm, oth, oxt,
    odb, odf, odg, otg, odp, otp, odt, ott, gnm, doc, dot, xls, xlt, ppt,
    pps, pot, docx, dotx, xlsx, xltx, swf, flv, quad, balz, zpaq, paq8f,
    paq8jd, paq8l, paq8o, lpaq1, lpaq5, lpaq8, ace, arc, wrc, 001, pea
     
  9. Roland Schweiger

    Roland Schweiger Flightless Bird

    why not use

    http://www.winrar.de/

    It is not totally freeware but at least for extraction you can use it.

    greetings

    Roland Schweiger
     
  10. Conor

    Conor Flightless Bird

    In article <4B5F65AA.4050003@invalid.invalid>, LouB says...
    >
    > looking for freeware to Open / use a RAR file in win7


    J-Zip. Based on 7-Zip but with a Winzip like front end.

    --
    Conor

    I'm not prejudiced. I hate everybody equally.
     
  11. Lord Vetinari

    Lord Vetinari Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:K%J7n.4667$1m3.2352@newsfe11.iad...
    > On 1/26/2010 4:59 PM, LouB wrote:
    >> looking for freeware to Open / use a RAR file in win7

    > Having recently been in your position, I discovered that 7 zip was the
    > best of those I tried.


    Once I started using it, I've not looked back. Joy!
     

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