On Tuesday 26 November 2019 03:51:51 pm Baron wrote: > Hi Guys, > > On Tuesday 26 November 2019 16:42:05 Steven D'Aprano wrote: > > On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 02:46:58PM +0000, Baron wrote: > > > I did download the latest RAR and UNRAR Version 5.8 beta4 and > > > tried with that. The best that I get is that it is not a RAR > > > file and there are no extractable files. > > > > My guess is that the file isn't a RAR file at all, but some doofus > > has named it ".rar" because all compressed archives are RAR files, > > right? > > > > It might work on your friend's computer if his decompression > > utility is smart enough to use the correct decompressor based on > > the file contents, not the extension. > > > > Try deleting the ".rar" extension and then run the "file" > > command-line utility on it and see what it says. It should inspect > > the file contents and make an educated guess of the actual file > > type, without being confused by the (possibly inaccurate) > > extension. > > Thanks Steven, your help is appreciated. > > The output from "file" is, > > "RAR archive data, v0, flags: Locked, Authenticated," At this point I'd just punt as they say. Ask your friend to extract the file(s) into a folder and re-compress them using some other method than RAR. It is concievable if this RAR file was emailed to you that you do not have an exact copy of it.