How to fix a corrupt rar file?

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  1. snowsrebekka

    snowsrebekka New Member

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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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    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.
     
  3. alexwastonjunior

    alexwastonjunior New Member

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    Manual Solution to fix a damaged RAR file:

    Click on RAR file

    After it click on the “File” option available at the top of left hand side and then choose "Open Archive",locate corrupt RAR file and click "Open"

    Click on "Extract To" option, check the box "Keep Broken Files" and then click on "Save Settings"

    Click "OK" to extract the corrupt RAR archive
     
  4. adomclick

    adomclick New Member

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    Step 1: Run WinRAR and in address bar, navigate to the location where the corrupted archive is saved.
    Step 2: Select corrupted RAR or ZIP file. Click Repair button in tool bar, and choose “Repair archiver” if there is a drop-down list.
    Step 3: Then a new dialog would pop up. There you can choose the location where you want to save the archive after repairment. Confirm settings and click OK.
    Step 4: After 100% repairing corrupted archive, go to the folder you choose to save repaired archive, and find the file named _rebuilt.rar or _rebuilt.zip. This file is the repaired archive file you want.
     

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