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Mlncly_shrine

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#1 10 years ago

Okay, so how do i go about unzipping them? Do I unzip each file and move all their contents into the same folder? If someone could go over this process in detail I would much appreciate it, as I am used to only downloading things whole.




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#2 10 years ago

Depending on what's inside them depends on what you can do with it.

Assuming they are like so - no1.rar, no2.rar, no3.rar etc I would simply extract one of them and the rest should extract aswell, if memory serves.




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#3 10 years ago

As long as you have them all: extract one it'll unrar the rest.

I recommend the RAR file that actually says ".rar" not the .r0 or .r1, etc




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#4 10 years ago

If you download things in multi-rar files...just open one of them. When you do that, open up another window (an empty file for the destination of the thing in question) drag and drop. If everything goes according to plan, it should autoextract everything and make it one nice program or video or song. If the creator of the .rar didn't set it up like that, then you'll have to extract each one individually. If it's password protected, it'll ask for it before it will extract.




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#5 10 years ago

Ye if you haven't already done so I recommend installing Winrar its the best for rar files (obviously lol) and in my opinion the best archiving software overall, then just make sure all parts are in the same folder, right-click part 1 and select extract here or extract to a folder.




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#6 10 years ago

WinRAR doesn't hold a candle to 7zip, to be honest, in more ways than one (the least of which being that 7zip is legitimately free and compresses better than WinRAR).




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#7 10 years ago

They should extract all at once if you start doing one of them, but to be safe I would extract the first one first, I don't know if its only extracting the first one first that starts the extraction, or if any random part is sufficient.

WinRAR doesn't hold a candle to 7zip, to be honest, in more ways than one (the least of which being that 7zip is legitimately free and compresses better than WinRAR).

We've been through this before. And if you're so nitpicky about the differences that the differences in ratio between 7zip and WinRAR matters to you, then go for KGB. Overall it has the best compression, using one of the world's best algorithms (which has since been updated, but AFAIK the updated one hasn't been released in any software package yet), and if it matters that much to you, then you won't mind losing the extra minutes (or hours) to ensure the best compression.




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#8 10 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4796570We've been through this before. And if you're so nitpicky about the differences that the differences in ratio between 7zip and WinRAR matters to you, then go for KGB. [....]

Huh the differences may be quite variable, depending on the file set you have — with some WinRAR may even provide a better ratio than 7-zip, I've went across such an archive lately. You may have a more or less significant difference between the 7z and rar ratios, and even if I do use 7-zip as my main archiver despite it being indeed slower than RAR, I don't think KGB's "additional" compression ratio is worth the extremely longer computing time.

Let's take a fake yet realistic (imho) example : we have a 1 GB fileset. Let's say RAR would compress it down to 600 MB in 4 minutes, and 7-zip would compress it down to 475 MB in 20 minutes. For me, the gain is worth the time. Yet I wouldn't spend a whole day compressing it with KGB just so it gets down to 450 MB. Not even 6 hours.




Mlncly_shrine

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#9 10 years ago

Thank you very much everyone, I got much more help than expected, but I got another question.

I unzipped the file in question and found out it was .ISO format and my disc burner popped up, does that mean that this file needs to be burned onto a disc instead of just being installed directly onto my computer?

And if so, what kind of disc do i need? Does a plain blank CD work? The file is a Visual Novel, a game of sorts, incase anyone needed to know.




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#10 10 years ago

You can run a disc emulator, like Daemon Tools which will allow you to read the .iso off of your hard drive as if it were in a CD Drive and install from there.