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    Moderated By: jttar
    Agoraquest Forum Index Computers Troubleshooting
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    Last Reply: July 26, 2009, 7:59 pm

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    Author rar files

    Rank: Sony Devotee

    Joined: Nov 02, 2008
    Posts: 52
    From: Ma

      Posted: 2008-12-08 18:01

    have windows xp, and i have a few Cd's with electronic schematics that I've  downloaded  from the Internet site,but they are compressed so i need Rar filles i one time downloaded the 3.8 rar files trial from  Rar lab they worked great, now it works no more,it says that i have to pay,now i don't mine to pay but i don't trust much these sites, i tried with the LABRAR everything went smooth on the order form til a saw a form from my bank which i had to feel out with my visa card # and name again, they said that was for security purpose, i 've found that strange because i ordered many times and i never had to do this way,so i did not order from there,do you know any trustworthy site where i can order a CD with this rar files, also this place on e-bay sells this billow is this any good for windows XP,or is there something simlar that i can get,thanks in advance.


    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Master

    Joined: Feb 28, 2003
    Posts: 9228
    From: Chicago,IL, USA

      Posted: 2008-12-08 21:21


    There is no need to purchase a program to open .RAR files. There is a shareware program called 7-Zip that will open your .RAR files and many others and it is totally free.

    If you are interested, click HERE for the free download. You will want the 32 bit version up at the top of the page.



    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 9
    From: USA

      Posted: 2009-07-26 01:39

    you dont have to purchase winrar either. Just click the "close" button on the popup window and it lets you go right back to using it.

    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Master

    Joined: Feb 28, 2003
    Posts: 9228
    From: Chicago,IL, USA

      Posted: 2009-07-26 19:59

    This is a good point alternativesurfer. Just like WinZip you just have to tolerate the purchase nag screen.


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