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  1. #1

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    May 14, 2009
    I need help with rar.dmg files
    I downloaded some files that are archived as a .rar they are .dmg files altho my unarchiver doesnt recongnise them and wont unzip them nor can my hard drive recgongnise the dmg files coz they are ziped so i have a bunch of files cant acsess can anyone help me please.

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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    What are you currently using to expand these files? I use Stuffit expander, and it seems to work for pretty much everything I need to expand. You can always try Unarchiver. Then of course there is winrar for Mac. I find it complicated to use though. >_<"

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    Just get UnRarX - Mac OS X RAR Extraction Utility if the unarchiver won't work.
    It's very very easy to use!
    Bear in mind that the files may be password protected depending on what they are.
    Also, if you have a lot of .rar files in one folder, always open the last one first, as it usually unzips all if there are several sections making up one big file like a movie or software.
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    Another good one that doesn't get enough word of mouth:

    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Jul 13, 2008
    2.4 GHz Blackbook, 4GB memory, 250GB HD
    Another alternative is an app called The Unarchiver
    Loving OSX!!!

  6. #6

    Member Since
    May 14, 2009
    thanks i have been using the unarchiver but it says " the contents of file can not be extracted with this program" and iv tried other winrar and unziper apps but to no avail and i really wan to ope the files coz they were hard to get if anyone has any other ideas i would really appreciate the help.

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
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    Once you've tried multiple unarchivers, the next step is to believe that there is an issue with the file itself.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Jan 29, 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Once you've tried multiple unarchivers, the next step is to believe that there is an issue with the file itself.
    Definitely. The Unarchiver has never failed me, except with *encrypted* RAR files.
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    May 14, 2009
    thanks .... thats what i was fearing cheers everyone

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