Hey, I have an important .rar that is corrupt that I cannot repair via .par2 etc, because it is my own doing.

I just need to get as much of the file data as possible, whether it extracts corrupt or not. My problem is, if I "keep broken files" in WinRar, it truncates the file at the exact point the corruption begins, which is only like 80mb into a 900mb file. 

Is there a way to have WinRar acknowlege the file's corrupt, keep extracting to get as close to 900mb original as possible?

I believe this will require third party recovery software. So if there's any good ones out there (even non-freeware), i'll get it as long as it's reputable to work.

Please help me, it would be appreciated! Thanks!
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chances are you're hosed. you can try 7zip as it's more flexible (and free so it'll bug you a ton less) than WinRar but it may just plain stop at the corrupted point. let's just say there's reasons I put par2 files along with any split archives I burn as a backup. Or try: Get RAR recovery tool and protect corrupted archives from CRC issues and other problems, damaging corrupted RAR archives of any size. For more information: http://www.rarrecoverytoolbox.com/ As you can look for the answer here: http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/archives/archives-aa/winrar/269-how-to-recover-corrupted-rar-files-t-t
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chances are you're hosed. 

you can try 7zip as it's more flexible (and free so it'll bug you a ton less) than WinRar but it may just plain stop at the corrupted point. 

let's just say there's reasons I put par2 files along with any split archives I burn as a backup.

Or try:
Get RAR recovery tool and protect corrupted archives from CRC issues and other problems, damaging corrupted RAR archives of any size. 


Answered 10/07/2014 by: RonaldRog
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I'm really loving this recent flood of spam posts.... NOT

https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/154/t/264489.aspx

http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/corrupt-rar-archive-in-windows-how-to-repair/

http://www.techrepublic.com/forums/discussions/corrupt-rar-archive-in-windows-how-to-repair/

And look - here's the original post from last year that you copy/pasted - looks like someone suggested a software package that didn't work and then disappeared off the face of the earth: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1789169

Seriously, can the admins check what IP this post, the corrupt MDB, the corrupt PSD, the corrupt PPT, etc "questions" are coming from? Although, I'd be willing to bet they are all, unfortunately, coming from random IP's... I'm just glad that at least so far, the spammer hasn't created aditional accounts and posted the links to their bogus repair tools. EDIT: I guess I was wrong: http://www.itninja.com/question/an-error-occurs-when-opening-a-file-ppt

Please do not fall for these bogus repair tools. As you can see in the HardForum post I linked the recovery tool didn't work and the company disappeared (even deleted their post) without any contact after the user requested a refund.

Answered 10/07/2014 by: BHC-Austin
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