RAR Files - Can They Be Too Big?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by John Doe 57, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have some VERY BIG 200MB RAR File Archives and I can't seem to open them. I have UnrarX and Stuffit Expander on my Mac. Stuffit stalls out and UnrarX tells me: "Unexpected end of archive"

    What does this mean? Are the RAR files damaged? If so can I repair them somehow.

    P.S. I also have Windows XP on Parallels Desktop. Would XP solve this problem better?
  2. justin.jett macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    Using Windows XP to unrar folder

    I have never heard of this happening before; but, you could use a program called winrar which will run under windows xp.
    You can get this program at:

    This is a trial version for 40 days, but it will be fine for now.
    Try to unrar your files using this program. It is one of the best programs for RAR folders in windows.
    You could also try buying Stuffit Deluxe 2009 it may allow for larger files.

  3. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    If you are on a FAT32 partition, they could be too big.

    But 200mb files are nothing, the error you are describing makes me think the RAR files are damaged.

    Perhaps someone poisoning your torrent?
  4. daze macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2006
    San Jose, California
    Ask another user said, your RAR files seem to be corrupt and/or incomplete.
  5. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA

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