Corrupted file

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ErikDor, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. ErikDor macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2015
    I dl files via a p2p network. When I open them via WinRar,it gives me an error message that the file cannot be opened as it is corrupted( do not recollect the exact wordings). Is there a way to correct/repair this. It is at times frustrating to find that a file is corrupted esp when the size is a few 100 Mb or more and has taken some time to dl !!

    Is there a way to find if a file is corrupted in advance ??

    Thx in advance.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Depends on how the RAR archive was created. RAR supports recovery records, which make the archive bigger, but more resistant to corruption. Not all RARs use this feature, though.

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