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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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RAR files

I have access to some files which download as .rar. VLC doesn't open them. Any clues please?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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the files seem to be html files. I have downloaded the stffit expander.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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I use RAR Expander for decompressing RAR files.
http://rar-expander.en.softonic.com/mac

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:21 PM   #5
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thanks will try that, that other one didn't seem right
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:04 PM   #6
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I have downloaded that one. It tells me to use expand in the file menu to expand a file, but when i go to my downloads, they appear faint and will not open. Also they appear as html files. Is this correct please
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:56 AM   #7
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:33 AM   #8
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RAR is a file compression format, like ZIP.

There are lots of free utilities to uncompress RAR files for Mac. I use "The Unarchiver", available in the Mac App Store.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:53 AM   #9
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tanks but can you understand my problem as post above. This is the box i get when clicking on a video. I go to the 3rd one down and click it and the download start but ends up as an html
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tanks but can you understand my problem as post above. This is the box i get when clicking on a video. I go to the 3rd one down and click it and the download start but ends up as an html
If you don't have an unarchiving utility for RAR files, then your computer may not recognize the file type. You should accept the advice to download and install Stuffit Expander or The Unarchiver.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:53 AM   #11
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Thanks. I have just managed, by a roundabout way using the stuffit expander to open one.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 07:05 PM   #12
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I personally have The Unarchiver - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-...25424353?mt=12

Not sure if you've already picked one, just want to give it more publicity.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 03:30 AM   #13
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Thanks I have managed to get things sorted with an expnder
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