RAR files

@_sketch_ (5709)
United States
December 1, 2008 2:16am CST
I suck at computers!! Arrrggg! How do I make it so that I can listen to music that is RAR? I know I'm dumb. It's probably something real simple, but still I can't figure it out. So anyone know anything about computers that wanna help me out?
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5 responses
@owlwings (39598)
• Cambridge, England
1 Dec 08
I think that you mean .ra which is Real Audio. You need the Real Audio player which you can get from http://uk.real.com/music/ (that is the UK link because that's where it insists I am). .rar is an extension used for a particular type of file compression. If your files really do have this extension then you need WinRAR to decompress them. Antthing with this file extension could contain any type of files, not necessarily music.
@owlwings (39598)
• Cambridge, England
1 Dec 08
Djonghs is right, WinRAR is not free. 7Zip is and will handle RAR format. It seems you are talking about Real Audio, though.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Yeah. u r right. that's what I'm talking about. Ok thanks.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Thanks. I downloaded 7zip and now I am smiley. :)
• United States
1 Dec 08
.rar is a file that holds multiple files. You need a program like WinRAR to get the files out of it first. Download it, then open the .rar file in WinRAR. Then extract all the files to a folder (like My Music) and there you go. You have your music :)
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
1 Dec 08
ok. thanks so much.
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Well, if you're having difficulty downloading these files there is a program called winRAR. I have it and it's a great program for downloading such files. Do a search for 'winRAR' and download it now! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
1 Dec 08
Hi _sketch_ I am worse the you when its comes to computer, I don't know much about what to do what and I am glad I have a friend and my hubby to help me out but neither of tem don't know how to do the music, so I am stuck like you he he. Tamara
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
just download winrar it doesnt matter if its free or not you can just unrar it eventhough its a trial version.