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#177602 - 28/05/07 04:08 PM how do i extract files??
rdolan Offline
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Registered: 28/05/07
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im new to mirc. when im trying to use the files i download with .rar extensions, how do i extract them and make them usable?

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#177607 - 28/05/07 05:02 PM Re: how do i extract files?? [Re: rdolan]
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Registered: 03/08/04
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Loc: Ontario, Canada

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#177610 - 28/05/07 05:28 PM Re: how do i extract files?? [Re: rdolan]
starbucks_mafia Offline
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Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 2962
Loc: Norwich, UK
You need to use a file archiving program to extract a RAR file. WinRAR and WinZip are two popular programs that both support RAR files.

As RusselB mentioned, mIRC isn't designed to be a filesharing program - nor is the IRC protocol in general. What mIRC is good at is chatting. But if you just want to share files you'll be much better off using a dedicated filesharing program/protocol.
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#177611 - 28/05/07 06:16 PM Re: how do i extract files?? [Re: rdolan]
RoCk Offline
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Registered: 16/12/02
Posts: 2009
WinRAR Website...

http://www.rarlab.com/

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#177642 - 29/05/07 03:32 AM Re: how do i extract files?? [Re: rdolan]
Riamus2 Offline
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Registered: 13/10/04
Posts: 8327
Loc: MA, USA
And, for future reference, anytime you have a file with an extension that you don't know, just go to Google and search for it like this:

.rar file extension
.zip file extension
.ace file extension
.mpg file extension
.avi file extension
.ogg file extension
etc.
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#177672 - 29/05/07 04:43 PM Re: how do i extract files?? [Re: rdolan]
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Registered: 15/06/03
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#177721 - 30/05/07 12:42 AM Re: how do i extract files?? [Re: CtrlAltDel]
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I considered linking to a site, but decided that it's easier for someone to remember how to use Google, if told, than to remember a site. And people often don't bookmark a site even if you tell them that it's useful. smile
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#177956 - 03/06/07 03:42 PM Re: how do i extract files?? [Re: Riamus2]
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Registered: 15/06/03
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it's been my experience that most of them won't go where you send them in the first place .. but I keep trying grin
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