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Old 04-11-2006, 08:09 PM   #1
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Multi-part password protected .rar files extraction


Hey guys !!!!

Ive recently downloaded a file divided into 3 parts (filename.part1,2,3.rar).These files are also protected with a password (I know it). The problem is that I cant extract the contempt of the files using any kind of extractor (unrar, rar, gnomerar, etc.)
Ex.: unrar x -p file.part1.rar and then it prompts for a password, I enter it and get the "no file found" statement. I tried to extract single(not divided) password protected .rar files using that method and it works !!!!! So can somebody tell me how can I do this with a multi-part file??????
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:19 PM   #2
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Hmmm... You are sure that the file is not corrupted then? But try to run unrar without the -p option, just "unrar x file.part1.rar". Does the problem persists then?
 
Old 04-12-2006, 06:25 PM   #3
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The files are not corrupted: I've extracted the on my windows partition and no that no -p option did not work !!! The thing is that when in windows, when I extract the file - before even showing the contents of the .rar file it promts for the password, maybe unrar is confused by this situation ?! )))..........................
 
Old 04-13-2006, 06:36 AM   #4
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Hmmm.... strange... I would have guessed that unrar fails to find the next file it should extract (file.part2.rar) or something and that's why it gives you the File not found-error. Since it's fine with one single encrypted file, then this issue has something to do with the specific combination of encryption and file splitting. I'm afraid that I can't help you with that since it may well be a code-level error. I've taken a look at the source code, but I can't see anything wrong from the first glance though. Sorry...
 
Old 04-13-2006, 07:09 AM   #5
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I had this happen to me when I initially moved from windows and I'm afaid that I found no way around it. Luckily I had made further copies of these files before they had been password protected.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 09:47 AM   #6
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The files are not corrupted: I've extracted the on my windows partition
In the mean time why not just copy the extracted files over from your windows partition?
 
Old 04-13-2006, 10:02 AM   #7
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Yes I can copy them from the windows partition, but the thing is that most of the time I use linux and I download stuff on linux - so if this thing comes up I need to copy everything on a flash and then reboot to windows, you know....................
 
  


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