Advice Sought:.rar documents: Techie Advice Please

Last Update: October 22, 2020

Advice Sought: Which App Should I Use?

I have been sent a file with a .rar (dot rar) ending with about 230mbs of pictures for my website, my laptop (a standard windows Dell) is telling me that none of the apps on my laptop can open this folder/document & I need to download an app to do so.

Can any of the fantastic WAmily members suggest which one I might best use please?


Thanks in anticipation for your advice.

Best Regards,

Keep hunting for that new cheese!


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1Rudy1 Premium
Yes, as others have mentioned, use 7-zip to open the .rar folder.
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lesabre Premium
Hi Trevor, I see Isaiah has given you an option of unzipping the rar files.
Depending on your operating system here is a link to the program I use to unzip my files. I use the free version by the way.

https://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-64-bit/3000-2250_4-10965579.html

If you are uploading these images to your site you can go into word press>upload files and it will upzip it for you.
I would suggest you unzipping the files first so you can upload the images you like through upload media content for images.

Best wishes,
Michael
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LatinNomad Premium
Thank you so much Michael.
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lesabre Premium
You are welcome Trevor.

Michael
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LatinNomad Premium
Thanks Michael, my system did not like this unzip app for some reason & blocked it :-(
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lesabre Premium
Sorry to hear about that Trevor. Were you able to find an alternative

Michael
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Joes946 Premium
Sorry Trevor. Never run into that before.
Joe
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Isaiah14 Premium
"WinZip" is a good option Trever, along with 7-zip.
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LatinNomad Premium
Thank you Isiah.
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RosanaHart Premium Plus
Several unzipping apps will do it. One that is free is https://www.7-zip.org/
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LatinNomad Premium
I had no idea they were zip files, thank you so much all of you for your helpful advice. WA and members like you are truly awesome ! Thank you.

Have a wonderful day and keep safe.

Trevor
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