RAR file is the most common compression formats used for file compression. With the help of this you can easily reduce size of the file to some extent. You can again access those files by uncompressing RAR file. Nowadays, you will find hard drive with much space so no need to save space for it. Usually, files are compressed so that you can easily send or receive large files via emails through internet.
Movie or game file contains several gigabytes of files in it, and if you were downloading them with slow internet connection, then it takes lots of time. Generally RAR downloads quickly, but sometimes download is incomplete due to slow net. It is possible to open incomplete RAR file only if it is not corrupted. There are chances of RAR header getting corrupted. You will get to know this unpleasant fact only when you try to extract the files out of RAR. While opening the RAR file using WinRAR, the error message, "no files to extract" may display. You may be thinking, how to extract corrupted RAR files? as the compressed files in the RAR file are important.
You are a great fan of "Vampire Diaries" series so you asked your friend to send an episode of the series which you don’t have. He sent it to you via mail in a RAR file format using WinRAR archive. You might be too excited to watch it, so no sooner you receive the mail you started downloading the episode which was in compressed form. After the download completes, when you tried to uncompress RAR file, you got a weird error. To know how to fix this error while extracting file visit this link: repairrar.net/error-while-extracting-files.html. When you asked your friend to resend it, he told that he had already watched it and deleted it from his computer. You badly wanted to watch the episode, and thinking how can you get back this file and watch it.
You might have got this error message due to incomplete download or interruption during downloading process. The networking protocols use CRC to verify if the sent data and receive data are same. If it do not identify them to be the same files then WinRAR archive fails to extract the data, which results in corruption of RAR file. In such case, you can solve this problem by using a repairing tool to fix corrupted RAR file.
There are also other reasons that lead to corruption of RAR file are discussed below:
RAR Repair tool can fix incomplete RAR files and also corrupted or broken RAR archives. It can also fix RAR files that are highly encrypted with passwords. This application can also perform repairing of severely damaged RAR files after header corruption, invalid RAR file error, file extension alteration on Windows 7, Vista, and XP Operating System. It supports almost all versions of RAR file like WinRAR 2, WinRAR 3, WinRAR 1.5, WinRAR 1.3, etc.
Follow the steps to repair incomplete RAR file:
Step 1: You have to install and launch the application, a screen appears where you have to browse for the broken RAR file and then click "Repair" button to start repairing process and then move to next step.
Figure 1 : Select RAR file
Step 2: After clicking on the repair button, the application will immediately start repairing RAR file. Once file gets repaired, you will be able to preview all files by clicking "Preview" option.
Figure 2 : Preview Repaired RAR File
Step 3: If you use full version of the software, you can save the repaired RAR file by selecting desired location where you want to save them into your PC as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3 : Save RAR file