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18-03-2002, 03:51 PM
I have downloaded a file with .rar extension. What or how do I open/install this with?

18-03-2002, 03:58 PM
At the top left panel of this page, click on Downloads. In the search window at the top of the page you get, type 'winrar' and click on search. The entry 'Downloads WinRAR 2.8' will give you the link to download this programme.

18-03-2002, 04:01 PM
You'll need to decompress this file. You can use programs like Winrar, which specialise in that format.

Rar is very similar to a Zip compression, just in another format (plus offers about an extra 10 to 20% more compression than Zip).

The prog's only about 650k to download and I prefer it over WinZip personally.

You'll prolly find it at www.winrar.com (I think that's the link as have no means to check it though, due to work firewalls).

Best of luck,


18-03-2002, 04:07 PM
Thanks very much for your help. I used to think I was computer literate but it appears that I've still got a lot to learn.