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The recovering of broken .RAR files


If you're downloading... uhm... large binary files from newsgroups or other places of the internet, you're surely know a archiver called RAR. It can split it's archives into smaller volumes - very suitable for big downloads. It also has a function called recovery record. With this you can fix a broken or corrupt archive in at least 75% of all cases.
This site provides a little howto for the most common errors.

What you need:
- Winrar (of course). I used a unregistered version here, but i have registered it. You should do the same...
- any hex editor, which is capable of inserting bytes into a file...


Case 1 - Easy

Case 2 - Medium

Case 3 - Advanced

Further Questions


Let's start with Case 1.

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