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Windows 10 won't let me unpack my .RAR file.

Post by trevorg97 on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 21:27

Every time I download a new expansion file for TS3 (because i own most of them). It shows my file as an internet explorer file so i have no way to even try to unpack it. HELP I'm so close to the complete game. I am also willing to try Team Viewer if it would be easier!

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 21:31

@trevorg97 wrote:Every time I download a new expansion file for TS3 (because i own most of them). It shows my file as an internet explorer file so i have no way to even try to unpack it. HELP I'm so close to the complete game. I am also willing to try Team Viewer if it would be easier!


Hello and welcome to the Forum @trevorg97, Very Happy


If you install the program "WinRAR", the .RAR files should be recognized automatically thereafter. And you can open them by double-clicking on them. If not, you could also right-click on the .RAR file, and look for an option named "open with -> WinRAR"; you should only have to do this once.

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Post by trevorg97 on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 21:41

@The_gh0stm4n I have tried that too because thats how i would unzip them on Windows 7,  but even WinRAR downloads in that weird internet explorer format that I cant get anything out of. Anymore suggestions on how to get them to stop downloading like this? WhatDidUJustCallMe?

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 21:44

@trevorg97 wrote:@The_gh0stm4n I have tried that too because thats how i would unzip them on Windows 7,  but even WinRAR downloads in that weird internet explorer format that I cant get anything out of. Anymore suggestions on how to get them to stop downloading like this? WhatDidUJustCallMe?


I see. Did you install a bittorrent client, such as µTorrent? You need such a program, in order to download and use these torrents. Smile  Google for µTorrent and install the program, it's available for free. Then you go back to the site I linked to before. You can use the "magnet link", which should open the torrent client directly. Or you use the .torrent file, downloaded from your browser: in that case you need to double-click on the .torrent file, after it's been downloads, to start the program.

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Post by trevorg97 on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 22:17

okay, so I downloaded utorrent so which version of WinRAR is best for Windows10?

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 22:25

@trevorg97 wrote:okay, so I downloaded utorrent so which version of WinRAR is best for Windows10?


I don't think it matters that much; but I would download the 5.21 version, still (because I believe it has the most "seeders"; i.e. people uploading the program in the torrent network).  alien

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Post by trevorg97 on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 22:41

Is there another one you recommend besides utorrent? Because utorrent doesn't have a Windows 10

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Re: Windows 10 won't let me unpack my .RAR file.

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 22:59

You can just use utorrent in Windows 10. 


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I mean, it works in all versions of Windows. After utorrent is installed, you can download WinRAR with it.

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Re: Windows 10 won't let me unpack my .RAR file.

Post by Dracos66 on Wed 23 Nov 2016, 05:11

@trevorg97 wrote:Is there another one you recommend besides utorrent? Because utorrent doesn't have a Windows 10
You can also use Free Download Manager (FDM) to download torrent files. If it wont download them correctly you may need to use a VPN to bypass any p2p blocks your ISP may have in place.

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