trying to open a file that is saved in a "rar" in my music file but its not opening. how do i open it?

when i try to open it it said that the file was not supported by window media. i was told that i needed to decompress the file but how do i go about doing so?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    To open the compressed file in rar format you need to have WinRAR.

    You can download it from the following location: http://www.win-rar.com/download.html

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    A good link where you can get winrar is: http://bit.ly/1t6dcCg

    You can use winrar to unzip zip file and loads of other formats. A few more programs you can use are 7zip or winzip but I still beleive winrar is the best choice. They work pretty much in the same way: you can compress or decompress files easily with a right-click.

    The big advantages of Winrar are: it's free (it's available under a trial version that never expires) and can open all the formats: .zip, .rar, .7z / 7zip, .iso, .tar, .jar etc.

    That's why I strongly recommend winrar.

  • 1 decade ago

    The file is a zipped file in a different format to the standard winzip ones. Look on the net and download WinRar. This will be able to open the file and extract the contents.

    Hope this helps

  • 1 decade ago

    You will need an expander such as stuffit expander for mac. I am most common with rar files used with mac and not so much windows, possibly just more common for mac then .zip

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  • 1 decade ago

    Try 7 zip, which is a free program that support numerous formats.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You need WinRAR.

    You can download a 30 day trial from their site.

    Source(s): www.win-rar.com
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