Sometimes I download zip files and at the end of the file it's .rar. I have 'show extensions' turned off but it's still recognized by the computer as an .rar even though it's a .zip and the .rar ending on the file is just really part of the file name. Why does this happen to me?
maybe it is because you use WinRAR for opening .zip docs. And why is it that a problem? If oyu have Winrar you can open both.
Why not ? I mean, someone very well may put a ZIP in a RAR file and decide to name the resulting file .rar.zip , just the same as .tar.gz are gziped .tar files ...
Also, if you have WinRAR installed and associated to ZIP archives, it will probably tell you that's a "WinRAR archive" file type, just meaning it will open with WinRAR (even though that's not actually a .RAR file).
if you can unzip it, there is no real problem, you can also rename them as you like
I don't see the problem here...they're both compressed files...they are both opened with WinRAR...what's supposed to be wrong?