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JoyceH
10-08-2008, 10:22 AM
I'm new to digi scrapbooking and am wondering what program uses RAR files???:confused:

j_camargo6
10-08-2008, 10:33 AM
.RAR files are files that have been compressed with WinRAR instead of, for example WinZIP. WinRAR is similar to WinZIP with more bells and whistles..higher compression, etc. You can get a trial version for free I believe, if you need to "decompress" a RAR file.

If you google "free winrar download" you should easily find it.

JoyceH
10-08-2008, 10:36 AM
thanks a bunch for the quick reply.... I'll try that...

eb2177
10-08-2008, 07:07 PM
ExtractNow also will "decompress" RAR files as well as regular ZIP files. It also keeps the files in the outer file, which is great if designers did not put the files in a folder before zipping, but can be annoying if they did. :o)

candi1973
10-21-2008, 08:16 AM
I would be LOST without my WinRar!!

Photo_Chick
10-30-2008, 05:28 AM
I use 7-zip its free and has many options. It opens a few different formats and it always works a treat for my needs too. :wink:

liaskye
11-30-2008, 12:09 PM
Thanks for the info, I was wondering what that was too.

Jean Saporito
11-30-2008, 03:05 PM
I think jzip is also free. I found it on google.

Debra
12-06-2008, 05:12 PM
There's another one that's called "unzipthemall" which I use and it unzips multiple zips at one time..such a time saver...

http://www.freesoft411.com/freeware/unzip-them-all.html

Jean Saporito
12-17-2008, 10:24 AM
When you click on this link it doesn't show up as unzipthemall. It comes up as 7 zip and has about 5 diofferent choices tomake. I don't know which one to pick. Any advice?

MoonChylde
02-13-2009, 09:45 AM
Thank you so very much for this! I've honestly deleted so many downloads b/c they were in .RAR and I had no idea that I could open them with my 7zip! :twitcy:

Off to find those downloads again! lol