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    What is a .rar ???

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    I was given a file for the BB but it's in .rar file...what is that?
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    hey there

    check this out http://www.rarlab.com/rar_file.htm

    1. What is a RAR file

    RAR is the native format of WinRAR archiver. Like other archives, RAR files are data containers, they store one or several files in the compressed form. After you downloaded RAR file from Internet, you need to unpack its contents in order to use it.
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    It is a compresseed file similar to but more compact than a zip file. You can use WinRAR to unpack it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenguin View Post
    It is a compresseed file similar to but more compact than a zip file. You can use WinRAR to unpack it.
    you can also use 7-Zip

    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com..._software.html

    IMO this is the best app for handling these kinds of files
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    you can use wİnRAR to open that file/folder

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    Thanks guys! I knew someone here would know!
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    a rar is someone who lives in rarnia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmengie View Post
    a rar is someone who lives in rarnia.
    lol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky13mt View Post
    lol?
    not really. more of a 'huh...that's barely humorous. why is this shmengie guy wasting my time?'
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    LOL, too funny!

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    It stands for Russian ARchiver; it's been around for some time. When it appeared it was pretty much the best of its kind. Right now, others may have caught up.

    I too do prefer 7zip over WinZip, WinRAR and so on...


    Here's an old chestnut: can there be an archiver that compresses ANY file whatsoever and makes it smaller-size -- with the original always recoverable, i.e. no loss of information?

    None of the existing ones can. Is it just a coincidence, or lack of effort?


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