extracting spanned winrar file w/winrar - have you had problems?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by nalorin, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. nalorin

    nalorin Limp Gawd

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    I downloaded Farcry off usenet the other day. It comes in a *.rar file that's 74 pieces (.rar, .r00, .r01...... .r72) When I try to open the .rar file, it will show the *.iso in there, and it shows that that portion of the file is a certain size (~50 MB) and the other rar files (.r00-.r71) are around 70 MB... then the last one is around 48 MB (.r72)

    When I look at the properties of the file (just .rar), it will show the size of the .rar file (~50 MB), and then the size of the entire .iso (~3.5 GB) and the compression ratio says 1%

    when I try to extract the file, it will pop-up that little error log box and gives me 2 errors... I can't remember the first... I believe it's insignificant, and the second one says "file does not exist" or "no such file" or something... and whether I try to drag and drop it into windows, or select extract to: or whatever I try, I get the same error....

    I tried to repair the .rar file, too using the winrar repair function... it sat there for about 1 minute, then I tried to do it again, with the same results.... anyone have any input on this?
     
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    grav n00b

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    Check for PAR files from where you downloaded it.

    Also check for an .sfv this will check each files CRC for errors. I think the program i used to use was called EasySFV.

    the PAR files will repair your corrupt/missing files.