how do i deal with rar and zips?

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  1. bob2131 macrumors 6502a

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    hi, can someone please tell me how i need to deal with .rar files and zips files.

    sometimes my mac unzips a zip file with a double click.
    sometimes it says unix extractable file.
    sometimes if i extract the zip on a pc, mac wont recognise the extracted file.

    is a utiltiy or app built into my macbook that deals with these? or do i need to buy a third party extracting utility??

    im running the latest leopard.

    thanks.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Macs by default will unzip .zip files.

    For .rar files I use UnRarX, there are also others.
     
  3. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so my mac cant deal with rars until i get something like unrarx?

    i wanted to unzip multiple zips, i selected them all, command and o = open, and it extracted into tons of diff windows...i wanted just one extraction to the same folder/place.


    thanks.
     
  4. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    right, ive got unrarx,
    it unrared into like 50zips.

    how do i unzip to one location?

    when i zip each one, it makes it into a new folder.....and int that folder is another rar....
     
  5. MCRunning macrumors 6502

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    Does the extension end in .rar? To me it doesn't sound like it is. If it doesn't end in it, mostly like you will have to concat them all to make one large .rar file then extract.
     
  6. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah rars and zips.

    now i have 50 zips. i can double click one and it extracts into a new folder.
    but i want to extract them all, into one location, as i think its little zips that will make one large file.....

    can i ?

    cheers
     
  7. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hi again.

    i have a winrar archive...but it has a password on it....so i cant extract from it.

    Is there any way around this ?
     
  8. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Search for the password or find yourself a brute force utility.
     
  9. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks...
    yeah im trying a brute force app now...it says "remaining time 52 years"....
     
  10. dejo Moderator

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    Find out the password from whoever created the archive?
     
  11. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Try Unarchiver, it can handle opening password protected ones. UnrarX might also be able to.
     
  12. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing if the OP doesn't have the password and can't obtain the password from the orginial creator, it's something that has been downloaded off the Interweb...

    Also, I tried both Unarchiver and UnrarX on a password protected zip, and they didn't work
     
  13. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    So what about creating RAR files. Any OSX app that can create [pack] them?
     
  14. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  15. mcmcmc macrumors newbie

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    Worse problem....

    I have a worse problem...
    I have always used Stuffit with no issues. I have also loaded Unarchiver and it seems to work 99% of the time. Now I have these two files which continually come up as mpg files and I have tried to open them in everything and all I get is -- THIS IS NOT A MOVIE FILE.

    But I am sure it is....

    Any ideas?
    Thank you very much.
     
  16. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried in VLC? If it won't work there the files are likely corrupt.
     

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