How do I change a .INI file to .RAR?

  BIGBAGGY 20:21 29 May 2006
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I have downloaded a file but in the instructions it says "once downloaded change the file from .INI to .RAR Tried right clicking and RENAME but this doesnt change the file extension.

  mattyc_92 20:27 29 May 2006

I don't understand what you are trying to do..
*.ini files are configuration settings and *.rar files are compressed archives

They are totally different, so even if you did change the extension (see near end of post), the file wouldn't be a rar file


Anyway, to change the file-extension, click "Tools->Folder Options" and untick "Hide known file extensions"
Now, simply rename the file, and don't forget the file extension!!

  De Marcus™ 20:27 29 May 2006

Why would you want to convert a .ini file to a compressed file format extension of the .rar variety?

  martjc 20:30 29 May 2006

...An .INI file is an 'initialisation' file containing critical settings for Windows. A RAR file is a file in a form of compression, like a ZIP file.
I think your instructions are unclear. Any more info would be appreciated.

  Mr Mistoffelees 20:33 29 May 2006

Perhaps you could tell us the name of the file and where you downloaded it from.

  BIGBAGGY 19:52 31 May 2006

Well I done it and it worked. I know what you are saying and I didnt understand it either but as I say its now a RAR file AND UNRARRED ;-)

  De Marcus™ 22:11 31 May 2006

If you don't mind, just how did you do it?

  BIGBAGGY 22:50 31 May 2006

Just done what MATTYC_92 advised above.

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