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What Are . rar Files?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pete Incaviglia, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    And how the hell do I open them on a Mac?

    I just downloaded some music, but its in .rar format.

    What the hell?
  2. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Basically, they're compressed files. Think .zip.
    Go to download.com and get WinRar.
  3. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

  4. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Dammit. WinRar is for Windows. Nothing for Mac. That I can find anyway.
  5. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Try this: http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Compression-Tools/RAR-Expander.shtml
    (Sorry, should have asked Mac or Windows)
    I don't know if it will work, but well, it was the first thing I could find.
  6. ARD

    ARD Member

    Stuffit can handle rar files on a Mac.
  7. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    I'm seconding a download of stuffit. You can get the full version from mininova.
  8. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure that they're pirated files.

    Or, perhaps that's .aar files.
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