Repairing Corupted .rar files

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  1. LowkeyG

    LowkeyG OT Supporter

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    Any recommendations on software to use for this purpose?

    I have two large (100 meg plus) rar files that comprise an image of a CD, one of which is corrupted
     
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    Use winrar's built in repair. If that doesn't work, you generally have to just download the file again (when you do this, delete the corrupt file first, don't just save over it).

    I've tried 3rd party sw and they never successfully repaired anything that winrar wouldn't itself. If you find one that does, please post...
     
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    It would seem the rar file is corrupted straight from the site I'm downloading from.

    I've ran the repair, and get the XXXXX Suspicious characters found.... do I include or remove those?
     
  6. remove i believe
     

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