free software to open rar files

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  1. bkmishra1000

    bkmishra1000 New Member

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    hello friends
    I downloaded a free book from net from the site http://betah.co.il/BooksCatalog.aspx? The book is in rar format. will any friend suggest me a site to get free software to enable me to read the book. thanks.
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    The file u hv d/l ed, is compressed in RAR format.
    First u hv to extract the contents of this RAR file, u can use ne s/w, like WinZIP, WinRAR or 7-ZIP.
    Then after extracting the contents u'll get the actual file which u want to read :wink:
     
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    When did WinZip started supporting RAR :shock:

    RAR files are like zip files, compressed file archives.

    You can try 7-Zip or ZipGenius to extract RAR files. Both are free tools.
     
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    get zipgenius of 7zip. Winrar is shareware
     
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    thanks for posting replies.i tried to download zip zenius .not able to download. please help
     
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    oops! my mistake... :wink:
     
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    WinRAR is not free. it is a 40 day trial. the interface of 7-zip is not very clear. i would reccommend Imploder. it has a very clean interface and is free.
     
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    Zip Imploder you mean ..? I heard its shareware ..
    7Zip is better because it has better compression ratio and its free ..
     
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    i wasnt talking bout Zip Imploder. its simply Imploder. chk it out at download.com. it is free.
     
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    Hey guys , U mean we cant unzip a RAR file using WINZIP?
    But , earlier I used to use WINZIP and have all the compressed files as ZIP files.But now when I installed WinRAR , the same files got converted to RAR and are working fine.
     
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    The main thing is that, We can't unzip an existing RAR file using WinZIP...
     
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    how did those zip archives become rar files. it never happened with me. i presume that those zip archives became winrar zip archives, if that is what u mean.
     
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    use

    Zipgenius
    7zip

    7zip is more userfriendly and its 7z format is superb and best of all it is absolutelyfreeee
     
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    thanks friends for the response. i tried zip zenius.
    was able to open one book. but i found that another book is in pdb format. how do i open the pdb files
     
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    zip genious is one of the sofware that allows u to open many of the formats... try it ..it is in the digit cd...
     
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    PDB can be of many types

    Chek this http://www.filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=pdb+
     
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    Hmm.. PDB is Palm Document file .. You can use XNView for viewing Pdb files. ...
     
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    rajkumar_personal Ignorance is BLISS !!

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    Get 7-Zip can settle with it !
    It is a very goos piece of SW and free as well !
     
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    hello friends
    i downloaded zip zenius a freeware. with zip zenius the rar files were converted to pdf format.i was able to read the book with acrobat reader.however some rar files were converted in to pdb files in zip zenius .i am not able to open the pdb file. will someone come to my rescue
     
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