Opening a large rar file.

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  1. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    My friend sent e a 4gig rar file but stuff it won't unrar it and unrarx says it is to large. So what other software can I use to unrar it? Thank you.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I've used RAR Expander in the past and been happy with its performance...maybe give that a shot. I have no idea if it can handle files that large though...can't hurt to try though.
     
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    UnrarX and RAR Expander are the only ones I've used, so I can't suggest any others. A Google search will likely turn up more options, but I have no idea how good they'll be.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I have no idea what you're talking about... :eek:

    Man, I love that Delete button some times... ;) :D

    Saying that, I've never encountered an undamaged rar file UnRarX wouldn't open... :confused:
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Delete faster. ;)
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    He-he... had to get and add the link first, that's what kept me... ;)

    BTW: Possible fix for the OP from the UnRarX forums:

     
  8. bloodycape thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I tired rar expander but i get a out of space error. I 100gigs free on the external hd so that should not be an issue. So yeah. Thank you BTW this on a mbp
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Did you try expanding it to the Desktop using UnRarX as Mitthrawnuruodo suggested?
     
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  12. JohnMayer macrumors newbie

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    Another Delusional Mac User Finds Unrar Choking on Large Files

    Well... I have. And after MacPar Deluxe pronounced all files fine. The end of the error message is below. Note the final determination that the file was just too big, just as Bloodycape said. UnRarX seems to crash at somewhere around 4 gigs. I can’t immediately expand the file to the desktop as there is only about 7 gigs free there; I’ll have to find some stuff to throw away. The small HD on my Mini is pretty well dedicated to stuff I use often, but there’s always SOMETHING I can do without. This is a slow process, but I’ll let you know what works for me, eventually. If anything.

    Yours truly,
    John Mayer

    ... Slaughterabuse.toast
    Write error in the file /Volumes/YUGGO7H/Meat/Slaughterabuse.toast
    [R]etry, [A]bort
    Write error in the file /Volumes/YUGGO7H/Meat/Slaughterabuse.toast

    Program aborted

    File too large
     
  13. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    The Unarchiver, UnRarX, and Stuffit Expander are the best.
     

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