.rar file extraction question

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  1. ArcticRSXS

    ArcticRSXS New Member

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    I just downloaded a movie thats 7gigs and its about 150 .rar files. I only have 3gb of free space on my computer though.

    So the problem is that if i try to extract it i wont have enough space to have the 7gig winrar archives and the 7 gig movie.

    Is there a way to extract it so that after a file is extracted it deletes the archive so that there will be enough space to extract the ehole thing? Or any other possible options like playing the movie straight from the archives?
     
  2. Zak8022

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    ... to both of your questions.

    Not to my knowledge anyway.

    If you have a dual layer DVD burner put the rars on there, delete the originals, then extract from the DVD to your HD.

    or borrow a friend's external HD to do it.
     
  3. FallNAngel

    FallNAngel ...destroyer of threads...

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    I *THINK* you can... you risk losing everything doing it though. If you wanted to give it a shot, here's how you'd do it:

    1. You have 150 files, split it off into say... 3 folders of 50 files (folder 1 has the first 50 files, folder 2 has the next 50, etc).
    2. Use WinRar to start unraring the first 50
    3. Once it's ready for the 51'st file, it'll complain that it's missing and prompt you for it.
    4. Delete the first 50 files (hold shift and press delete to skip sending to the recycle bin)
    5. Copy files 51-100 to where the first 50 were stored
    6. Press OK, Winrar should continue unraring
    7. when it complains that you don't have the 101's file, go back to step 3.

    it *should* let you do this... however if you run out of space anyway, you're SOL
     
  4. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    I used to do this. It's risky cause if you run out of space while doing it your fucked. You can do it, it works, but i don't suggest doing it.

    Just burn some of your porn to DVD for "safe keeping" and extract the rar's.
     

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