Corrupted file

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

  1. ErikDor macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

    wrldwzrd89

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    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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