When I extract a .rar file using Winrar the extracted file is still in .rar format

  Fleetblue 18 Nov 12
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As the title says. I burned an iso file to disc which then appeared as an .rar file. I used Winrar to extract it to my desktop, but when I tried to open it it opened as a Winrar archive file. I extracted that with the same result. Another Winrar archive file! Am I missing something? Any help appreciated.

  mgmcc 18 Nov 12

Instead of extracting the .RAR file directly from the disk (where it will be a "Read Only" file), copy it first to the PC's hard drive, remove its Read Only attribute if set, then extract it with Winrar.

  Fleetblue 18 Nov 12

Still the same result I'm afraid. I did notice when I was extracting the file it said extracted with "Winrar Archiver". Could that have anything to do with it?

  alanrwood 18 Nov 12

I have known some rar files which did contain other rar files which then also needed to be un-rar'd. just a thought.

  lotvic 18 Nov 12

Maybe you need to check each .rar as you come to them to see if they in turn are 'read only'

  lotvic 18 Nov 12

Have you tried with 7zip? http://www.7-zip.org/ it's free and efficient. Archiver just means that the files are compressed into a .rar file.

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