Is there a program

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Sinster, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. Sinster

    Sinster Moderator

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    that fixes Corrupt .rar files. I rar'd some excel files from work and need to open up here and I keep getting a corrupt file.
     
  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    do you use WinRAR, cause I think you can fix some with that program. Other then that, I do not know of one.
     
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  3. LeeJend

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    You can't fix a corrupted file. If winrar can't extract any files then the corruption affects all of the files in the archive or it affects the key.
     
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  4. ShepsCrook

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    There's only prograns like Quickpar and Smartpar that use .par files to correct .rar files. But the .par files are basically a small group of images of the .rar files. So say someone made an image of a CD, then rar'd it up into 20 different rars. They would have to make a small group of say 5 par files to be able to correct corrupt, or missing .rar files from that group.

    But I'm sure you are just looking for something that can correct a corrupt one by assumption of file structure.
     
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  5. egghead

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    in winrar there is an option in the tools section to repair the archive
     
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  6. yea you can fix it using winrar or if you can't then upload your file here and we'll take a look at it
     
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  7. Johnny

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    There is, as long as the person archiving the file selects "Put Recovery Record" before they run it. If you don't select that option and try to run the repair tool it will give you an error saying it couldn't find the recovery record.
     
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  8. Bman

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    yes like what I said
     
  9. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    never worked for me though :S
     
  10. Johnny

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    That is probably because the recovery record wasn't there. If it is there, it should work.