RAR Files

syntaxrap

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Hello-

I recently downloaded a rar file. I have successfully open rar's before with UnRARx, Stuff-It, and other programs I have. However, when I unzip this rar file, it gives me a folder with like 50 individual ZIP files. I try to unzip them, and I don't get anything that looks like an application. Just an "nfo" file and a few other things in each folder.

This file was suppossed to contain a single program. How do I gain access to it when all this RAR file gives me is a bunch of zip files?

Thanks
 

Mr. Retrofire

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I recently downloaded a rar file. I have successfully open rar's before with UnRARx, Stuff-It, and other programs I have. However, when I unzip this rar file, it gives me a folder with like 50 individual ZIP files. I try to unzip them, and I don't get anything that looks like an application. Just an "nfo" file and a few other things in each folder.
Unpack with UnRarX, then select each of the zip files (all) and move them to a separate folder. Then use BetterZip to decompress the (splitted) zip archive. BetterZip helped me with splitted zip files.

Or you can download the application from the developer (trial versions from Adobe, for example).
 
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squeakr

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Might be right about the password stuff. StuffIt Expander does work though, as I just did this earlier today with some VMWare Images from work I needed (they were 16.1 GB Images divided amongst 9 zip files).
 
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syntaxrap

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Jan 11, 2012
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Unpack with UnRarX, then select each of the zip files (all) and move them to a separate folder. Then use BetterZip to decompress the (splitted) zip archive. BetterZip helped me with splitted zip files.

Or you can download the application from the developer (trial versions from Adobe, for example).
Thanks. I used Better Zip and UnRarX, so it unzipped even further. I now how about 50 files, the first two are rar and the rest go up in number (r00,r01,r02, etc.). Then it says to run these files with the "setup.exe" file? Tried putting those all in Better Zip, didn't work...
 
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Thanks. I used Better Zip and UnRarX, so it unzipped even further. I now how about 50 files, the first two are rar and the rest go up in number (r00,r01,r02, etc.). Then it says to run these files with the "setup.exe" file? Tried putting those all in Better Zip, didn't work...
My take is that you are one double-click away from installing malware on your machine. I don't know what you thought you were downloading, but I'd quit while you are ahead.
.EXE files are executable files for WINDOWS, thus the warez you downloaded is for Windows, not for Mac OS X.
 
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saberahul

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Like other have mentioned - split zip files can be unzipped using various programs that support them. My preference is iPack from the MAS.
In regards to the setup.exe: any .exe extension is a windows only extension and cannot be executed on a Mac. What you may have downloaded may be a virus or any thing else or even something normal; however, it doesn't matter because the file cannot be executed on your Mac. Of course, if you're running Windows on your Mac, then it can be – hence, I should say OS X and not Mac.
 
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