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change a RARfile over to a bit or jpeg

By Shanghai Sam ·
I have brought floppies over from my dutch computer that contained photographs of which I don't have the negativs,Now I put the floppy in the a drive of my compaq computer and all of the sudden I find that the files changed into RAR files and there is no way I can open them,I tried to open them with Iview but then I get an error message.I know I probably have to do some changes in window explorer but whatever I tried It didn't workPlease help me I really need those photographs to show on my pc.
One of the errors it gives is :windows cannot find Lview pro exe thid program is needed for opening files of typeRARfile.

All I want really is to change the RAR file over into bitmap or something else
Is there a way to change over the files on my floppies back to a photographic file?
Sincerely Margriet Mc Intyre

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by TheChas In reply to change a RARfile over to ...

RAR is a type of compressed archive file similar to a zip file.

So, you need a compression utility that supports the RAR format.

Here is a link to 1 such freeware program:

http://www.herve-thouzard.com/unzipus.phtml

There are others listed in the Compression Utility section at www.nonags.com

For working with image files, I recommend Irfanview:

http://www.irfanview.com/

Chas

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to change a RARfile over to ...

I have file maps now with no pictures in it

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by tduval In reply to change a RARfile over to ...

Like in answer 1, I think your files are compressed files.
To open rar files, you need winrar. Last version is 3.x, and not all others compressors are able to open this version of files.
Download the latest shareware version (working 30 days) at winrar.com, decompress your files, and enjoy :-)

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