Unrar CRC errors

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zacl87, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. zacl87 macrumors member

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    So I keep getting these CRC errors when unzipping files. It only ever has "total errors: 1".
    I've looked pretty extensively for a program to fix this error but can only find windows compatible ones. Is there a specific one to repair these errors on mac or not so much?
    What are these errors usually anyway?
    Cheers
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    A CRC error is a sign of a corrupt archive. CRC stands for "Cyclic Redundancy Check" and is a means of verifying the integrity of an archive. For RAR archives, if redundancy records were included, it is sometimes possible to work around the error. Most of the time, this error isn't really fixable except by trying again (if you downloaded the archive from the Internet somewhere).
     
  3. zacl87 thread starter macrumors member

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    How do you do that? I can access a lot of the zip contents, it has smalled zipped files within the large downloaded file - which i've tried a few times with the same result.

    I just use unRAR or whatever the standard mac unzipping agent is. Is it worth trying other ones to see if they work or is it all the same?
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    The archive program should do this automatically, if it can. Check your unarchiver's preferences. If that doesn't work, go grab The Unarchiver and give that a try. I've had success with that program where all other attempts at opening an archive have failed.
     
  5. zacl87 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah still no luck. Oh well, thanks for the help.
     
  6. k.holmes macrumors newbie

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    crc error

    have you fixed your issue with the crc error yet?
     
  7. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    If....

    the Unarchiver does not work, maybe only option is re-downloading the file or files in question. Seems to me as a corrupted RAR....:(

    :):apple:
     

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