Friday, October 12, 2007

Okay, .rar vs. .zip....the scoop

Okay, so I think i'm going to stick with .rar files for now. Okay, stop the groaning....but it seems only a couple of you can't get .rar files right now. Well, all that is about to change. There are a couple of sites you can go to do download the files needed to unzip .rar files (for free!). Here are a couple websites (as told to me by some nice readers)....

Danielle said...
An interesting question... and I don't have an answer. However, I DO know that there's a free program that will unzip .rar files. It's called unzipthemall and can be found here: http://www.herve-thouzard.com/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=6


Ames said...
Not sure about a program to zip for free, but for those who wish to download and use the rar files you've created can download the free 7-zip program. It will download rar files by using a right click. Hope this helps!


Sindiego said...
You can download Stuffit trial version. After 30 days, you will be asked to purchase it or lose some of the extras. You can continue to use this program as long as you wish without cost. You don't need any of the features that you would have to pay for to zip and unzip files. I have used it for over a year, now, without problem.

Ellie said...
Shawn, I recommend 7-Zip. You can zip/unzip files with that and it's free. (And like someone commented above, it also unzips rar files.)Here's the link: http://www.7-zip.org/

MaggieMae said...
You can still use rar files and let people know that "Extract Now" is a free program that extracts rar and zip files. It's so easy.

Thank you to all of you who took the time to help me out with this. It seems all they have to do is go to one of these sites and download the free program to unzip .rar files. Then they'll be able to unzip other designers stuff that use .rar files. I know there are a few out there.

I'm currently working on 2 new QP's. I'll have those for you this weekend. Until then, here is a new QP from Nana again using her "Sweet n Sassy" kit. Enjoy!


You can download it HERE.



5 comments:

Maria said...

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Satori said...

There is also Zipeg, its a great free program that unzips not just rar but zip files too. Once a file corrupted for some reason and it asked me if I wanted to report it. I said OK and they sent me an email with a patch to fix it. Great service for a freebie!! :-D

Nancy P said...

This is a GREAT page - thank you for this very nice gift!

Anonymous said...

Another is WinRAR. I found out about it from another blog I looked at. (Good thing I found that blog before I deleted the files zipped with RAR - I couldn't open them so what was the point of keeping them, I thought!) If you have the Google search box at the top of your browser page, then just type in "winRAR free" and several results will come up. It opens both .zip and .RAR extensions with just a double-click!
-Leslie

Alex said...

For recover rar files, use-rar fixer, it allows you to recover information from corrupt archives and corrupt rar files stored on removable media or on remote computers (tool can fix rar file via the local area network), tool was specifically developed for extracting information from corrupted archives of the RAR format, works with all variants of this format and can recover data from archives and corrupt rar files with various compression rates and created in different software.