Hey guys, can any of you recommend some programs for opening and extracting .rar files? i used to use winace but its super super bad. it wont let me extract properly.
I've found that WinRar works well. It can be used either from the graphic interface or a command line. The command line feature is nice because it can often extract files from a damaged .rar archive. The trail version is fully functional and as far as I know has no expiration.
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Run a search for 7-zip if you want an alturnitive to WinRAR. I hear that WinRAR has caught up to 7-zip in how many different file types they can open (zip, bzip, rar, tar, etc.), so I can't recomend one over the other. Either way, just make sure you get one that can open almost all the file types, so you don't end up with 15 programs on your HD.
thanks to Silverwmoon!