rar extractor with queue

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  1. V4705, Dec 25, 2010
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    V4705 macrumors 6502

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    hi, i'm using unrarx but when i'm trying to add another rar archive to extract its just work on all of them together and not making a queue, its slow down my comp really bad and i think its kinda faster to do rar-by-rar and not few together...

    thank you.

    bump? =]
     
  2. woofbow macrumors newbie

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    RAR - ugghh!

    I don't have any answer for you, unfortunately, and I also don't think there exists a solution that'll do what you want.

    For me, RAR is a CPU-crippler. It's gotta be the worst decompressor ever thought up. It totally hogs my processor to the point where everything, EVERYTHING comes to a standstill when it starts to UNRAR a file. I can't do ANYTHING when it starts...everything freezes and all I can do is just wait.

    In addition, it's also slow as heck. At least on a Mac. Maybe I just don't have the horsepower to UNRAR a frigging file, but if not, that's ridiculous. I have 1GB RAM and a 1.5 GHz CPU.

    On a 1GB file, it literally took almost 30 minutes to UNRAR. That was sheer torture. When I made note of this to someone with a PC, he said it took him 45 SECONDS to UNRAR the same file on his PC. I didn't ask what his machine specs were, but whatever they were, the disparity is unbelievable and unacceptable.

    :eek:
     
  3. seanf macrumors 6502

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    I switched from unrarx to The Unarchiver, which is much more capable. It's free to use, so I'd recommend downloading and giving it a try

    Sean :)
     
  4. V4705 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    i have only used unrar X, and i notice no slow-up what so ever. I am assuming probably has to do with your specs.. I have a 2.5GHZ machine, and no problemos..
     
  6. V4705 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    when u try to unrar few files at the same time its overload the hdd and the cpu, what "the unarchiver" doing is just a queue, one file each time.
     

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