Repairing corrupt .rar files

April 2018


Can I repair corrupted .rar files?


The beauty of .RAR files is that the uploader can add a recovery record to their archive and not have to worry if the server later corrupts the file. This is a brief tutorial of what to do when you come across corrupt .RARs, unfortunately corrupt .ZIPs are useless.
  • Download all parts of the achive, Right Click on part1 and click Open
  • In WinRar go to Command then click View Files
  • Highlight the entire archive, just the archive files, Go to Tools and click Repair Archive.
  • Select .RAR and let it work, it won't take long
Published by aakai1056. Latest update on June 11, 2010 at 08:52 AM by aakai1056.
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