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Looking for an extractor for Rar files

  1. #1


    Michigan USA
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 and 8

    Looking for an extractor for Rar files


    Is there anyplace I can get a Free. REALLY free extractor for rar files? Everything says free till you download it and realize it is a 2 week trial. What rar extractorprogram are YOU using?
    Thanks for any help, Eileen

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  2. #2


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    7Zip.
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  3. #3


    Michigan USA
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 and 8

    Looking for an extractor for rar files


    I tried to download and it is not compatible with Chrome. I get this message....


    Open Internet Explorer on your Windows 'Start Menu'

    I have windows 8.1 and do not have the "oldstyle "start Menu" so cannot install it.

    Any ideas???
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  4. #4


    It shouldn't have any problem downloading with chrome,

    7-Zip

    Is that where you downloaded from?

    I'm not sure what that message is you are talking about.
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  5. #5


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,584
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I highly recommend 7Zip.

    I just tried the link derekimo posted and had no problem downloading 7Zip with Chrome. Can you elaborate on how you are attempting to download the file?
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  6. #6


    I avoid Chrome like any other program that acts like a Virus!

    I'm forever deleting it from my customer's PC's and they have no idea what it is, or where it came from, but they would just like it GONE!!!
    Get "Firefox" and never have a problem downloading anything.

    7Zip is definitely the program to use, and it's 100% FREE, from download to the grave. I've personally just installed it on a new setup of Windows 8.1 this very evening, and once installed, it works immediately. It's FAST, Efficient and totally FREE!

    How can you beat that?

    Cheers Mates!
    TechnoMage
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  7. #7


    Michigan USA
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 and 8


    Download Not Supported With Chrome | [Domain Name]

    I tried to download it and got this message. I have 8.1 and no start menu like 7 . I really would like 7zip. thanks everyone for trying to help me. still crossing my fingers that i can get the 7zip with your help. Eileen
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  8. #8


    You must have some addon causing that, I just downloaded these from my link above,

    7z1514.zip

    7z1514-x64.zip

    Can you download either one of those? You only need one of them, I just put the 32bit and 64bit there.
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  9. #9


    Michigan USA
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 and 8


    well i have downloaded it. The .exe program is on the desktop. But I can't for the life of me find the program to open it. I tried a search to find it and it showed the .exe progrsm but no program i could open and make a shortcut for the desktop.
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by Purplelover View Post
    well i have downloaded it. The .exe program is on the desktop. But I can't for the life of me find the program to open it. I tried a search to find it and it showed the .exe progrsm but no program i could open and make a shortcut for the desktop.
    You unzipped it from the folder first right?

    It should start the installer by double clicking or right click and choosing open or run as administrator.

    Then the installer should run to install the program.

    If that isn't happening something has changed what happens for .exe files, you can change it back to default by downloading a reg file for the .exe file association from this tutorial.

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8
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