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Offline sleestack808

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rar files
« on: December 12, 2017, 09:21:42 AM »
is there an OS 9 app to open them? Thanks

Offline DieHard

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Re: rar files
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 09:51:02 AM »
From the famous Nova (but will need OS X):

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DIRECTIONS HERE
http://best-mac-tips.com/2013/02/01/install-free-command-line-unrar-mac/

or if thats too difficult;
http://www.unrarx.com/ (which funny enough downloads as a zip file, LOL)

Under OS 9 there is always Virtual PC with WinRar

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Re: rar files
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 10:38:27 AM »
I think .RAR were covered on my Macintosh Garden based post:  http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,2214.0.html

Looking for MacOS 9.2.4

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Re: rar files
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 12:13:54 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: rar files
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 06:30:31 PM »
doesnt work

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Re: rar files
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 01:13:13 PM »
sleestack how large is the rar file u are trying to open?
have u tried to inspect its properties to find out any information ie: the original app /os platform that was used to compress it to RAR format?

you could always expand the .rar files on osx,
and then use an osx app called "dropDMG" to create a new .img file (os9 compatible)
and then you can easily drop to terminal, and issue the following command to encapsulate it as a .bin file for safe transfer to os9 machines
"macbinary encode -v FILENAME.EXT"

this will create a img.bin file from OSX that is 100% compatible + safe for transfering over the internet + back to any macos machine
maybe that is above your skill level ? its really easy once u do it once

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Re: rar files
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2017, 03:03:33 PM »
Im going to have to do it in OSX yep

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Re: rar files
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 03:52:30 PM »
you dont have to do it on the same machine if u use my technique above
you can use any modern mac
https://c-command.com/dropdmg/

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Re: rar files
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2017, 11:44:40 AM »
I recall there was some unrar software for the classic Mac OS, think it was called something as original such as ”mac unrar” or so.
However I recall it did not handle split rar files (ie. .r01 etc) so to expand those you would have to expand each part individually then binary join them with some other tool (or write one yourself, which isn’t all that difficult).