.rar and .iso files

By cupcake ·
I had a friend send me some archived files (.rar) files with extracted fine (using SuperNZB) into .iso files. I tried to burn them onto DVDs, which occurs, but I think they are supposed to be installer files, but it doesn't work out that way. All I get are four folders labeled with the application files.

Help! I am at a loss and my friend went on an extended vacation and can't reach him. Any ideas?

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Are there installers in the folders?

by seanferd In reply to .rar and .iso files

Doesn't sound like anything is wrong there. Unless your friend didn't archive these apps in a usable form.

If there are no installers in the folders, these apps could be portable apps, or otherwise standalone apps that require no installation. Copy one of the folders to your desktop and try to run the executable file in it to see if the app will load and run properly.

If you tell us what the apps actually are, maybe we could give you a better idea of what to expect.

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Instead of burning them use a viewer

by Jacky Howe In reply to .rar and .iso files

Install this software and mount the ISO as a drive. Then you can copy the contents or just read them.

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I think WinRAR or 7zip will do this also.

by seanferd In reply to Instead of burning them u ...

Covers the RAR and the ISO formats nicely.

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I'm so used of

by Jacky Howe In reply to I think WinRAR or 7zip wi ...

using Magic ISO and Magic Disk that I forget that there are other viewers out there. WinRAR does work.

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Yeah, they're cool

by seanferd In reply to I'm so used of

especially as they offer the virtual drive functionality.

Magic ISO is my E: drive.

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An extreemly handy

by Jacky Howe In reply to Yeah, they're cool

couple of tools. I backup everything in ISO format. So convenient to load and access.

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by Jaqui In reply to Instead of burning them u ...

mount -o -t iso9660 /path/to/iso/file /place/to/mount

part of any UNIX or Unix-Like system, no "extra" software needed.

mount, literally, make a filesystem available
-o loopback filesystem
-t filesystem type, disk image, NTFS, ext(x) XFS, Reiser, hgfs, cifs .....

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by Jaqui In reply to .rar and .iso files

did you burn the iso files as files, or as [ correctly ] disk images?

I've seen a few times where the person burning iso files hasn't used the disk image burning and basically wasted the disks the burned.

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More confusion

by cupcake In reply to .rar and .iso files

Thanks to everyone who replied.

This is all compounded (or maybe not) by the fact that I am doing all this on a Mac.

I think I have figured out that the actual application is missing. What I have gotten is a database that has language translations, but I am missing the actual database. What I think I have is just the db files.

Thanks again, everyone!

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