How do I open a file .rar?

  Ray5776 18:16 13 Nov 2007
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Hi,
Title says it really, need to open a file with the suffix .rar.
Get the message file does not have a program associated with it. Any help please.

Ray

  johnnyrocker 18:18 13 Nov 2007

i take it to be a win rar type file which is a form of zip, and i guess you would win rar to open it.


johnny.

  VoG II 18:20 13 Nov 2007
  cocteau48 18:36 13 Nov 2007
  Marko797 18:45 13 Nov 2007

just get the winrar, then rt click ur rar file & extract/unpack. as johnny and the rest say, it's a type of zip file.

  Ray5776 19:16 13 Nov 2007

Hi again I have downloaded 7z whatever that is, I am trying to open the .rar file which is an Email attachment do I need to copy it to another location?

Marko "just get the winrar" could you explain this a bit more please ie where is the winrar.
Thanks ray

  Devil Fish 19:21 13 Nov 2007

save the attachment to a folder then unrar it

click here

bare in mind though winrar is shareware and you will have to purchase a license after a certain period

the programs linked in by VoG™ & cocteau48 will do the same thing and they are free

  Ray5776 20:29 13 Nov 2007

Thanks everyone, done it now and various options for future unopenables.

Ray

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