Please help...MacRAR

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  1. ronald2009mac macrumors newbie

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    Dear All,

    I have downloaded a .rar file and i just couldnt open it. I tried downloading MacRAR but I just couldnt install it...Ive got different/separate errors: 1. rar was Unix file, cant run it, 2. "unable to expand "MacRAR 2.5.1 f .sit" - Stuffit archives are not supported"...Please, I need your help.

    By the way, Im using Macbook Pro.

    Thanks a lot.

    Ronald
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. ronald2009mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have downloaded UnRARX and i think i was able to use it but still cant access the movie file, it does need password in order to access. Any advice?
     
  4. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    If I remember correctly, that program doesn't seem to allow for passwords--I believe I used either Split & Concat or MacPar deLuxe for this as it allows for password authentication. I don't have any password protected rar files so I can't be sure which one I used.
     
  5. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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  6. ronald2009mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks mate but just dont have those gadgets right now...I need to really figure out how to solve this problem coz i'll be using my macbook pro from this time on...this is my first time to see and use .rar file...Please circulate it to your friends if you dont mind.

    Thanks
     
  7. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Not sure exactly what you mean there but you can't put a password in with that one program so you will need to try something else, I have gone and looked and it was indeed MacPar Deluxe that unpacked the rar and also allowed for inputing a password. It is free and available here:

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~gp/Site/MacPAR_deLuxe.html
     
  8. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand.

    A .sit file is an archive created by StuffIt Expander. It can be decompressed by using StuffIt Expander

    If you are saying it is a different sort of file, try The Unarchiver, UnRARx or ZiPEG.

    If the archive is password protected and you don't know the password you can either try cracking it or take the more legal alternative of asking the creator of the archive the password
     
  9. ronald2009mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how to watch .rar file movie on macbook pro

    I have a copy of a movie in .rar format.. I have downloaded UnRarX which is suppose to unpack the file however it requires password. Any advice from anyone what shall shall I do next?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It requires a password.

    Stop.
    Think.
    What do you think is the next step required of you?
     
  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Post a question on MacRumors. It's always the next step :p
     
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  13. ronald2009mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but i have decided not to continue looking for the less ideal way of solving the problem...For the meantime, i have to avoid rar files. Thanks
     
  14. Consultant macrumors G5

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  15. yg17 macrumors G5

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    You could always try legally buying your movies. That would be a good start.
     
  16. MrBrekke macrumors 6502

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    get the password or stop downloading video files in rar archives since they in 99% of the time is fake files. and requires passwords.
     

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