How to fix a corrupt rar file?

Discussion in 'General Computing' started by snowsrebekka, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. snowsrebekka

    snowsrebekka New Member

    Aug 24, 2015
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    Hey, I downloaded a rar file which turns out is corrupt near the end, is there a tool to fix it? Just its a 2.5GB file which i dont realy want to wait for it to download again lol cheers EDIT: sorry its a tar file which contains rar files
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    May 16, 2010
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    Depending on the content you may or may not be best advised to even try and repair. The condition of the contents of the file will be very suspect If it contains something images or text for instance it may amount to indistinguishable corruption but if the file contains executable, code, scripts etc then a single bit or byte of corruption. Unless your connection is desperately slow I would be inclined to redo the download. If you want to try and repair the archive there are commercial packages (mostly tend to cost £) which you could google for.

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