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opening multiple compressed files

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    opening multiple compressed files


    Hi, I am looking for help extracting compressed files with windows 8.

    whenever I download a file that has multiple compressed files (i.e. r01, r02 etc), they seem like they are not being recognised as a 'package'. If I choose to open one file win zip it doesn't then recognize the rest of the files as winzip files and I can't extract the compressed file.

    I hope that makes sense, having a bit of trouble articulating my problem.

    Thankyou very much for your help

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    To open by double click on file means the archiver is assigned some file types first (needed for 7-Zip mostly).

    Winrar detects all parts normally and you can click on any of them.

    7-Zip will normally detect the first part but you can right-click on almost anything to open it with (in context menu).
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opening multiple compressed files
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