Corrupt rars can't be fixed/salvaged like .zips, sorry.Quote: from Redglow on 4:45 pm on Mar. 6, 2002
I just downloaded Burning Rangers and 4 of the rar files are damaged. I was wondering what I do to fix this. Do I have to download them again? If so will it work if I get them from the same FTP? Thanks
That's not necessarily true. If the person making the archive included a recovery record it may be possible to repair the corrupt files.Quote: from archiver on 8:01 am on Mar. 7, 2002
Corrupt rars can't be fixed/salvaged like .zips, sorry.
This says to me that if a RAR archive has a recovery record and the damage is not too bad, then recovery is possible.To repair a broken archive, which has a recovery record, in WinRAR shell mode apply "Repair" command to it. In the command line use command "r". The repaired archive will have name _recover.rar.
This seems to idicate, as you say Shinji, that if the damage is severe, that recovery of corrupted files is impossible, but undamaged ones are recoverable. Not much use with bin/cues.If a broken archive does not contain a recovery record or if an archive is not completely recovered due to major damage, a second stage is performed. During this stage only the archive structure is reconstructed and it is impossible to recover files, which fail the CRC validation, but it is still possible to recover undamaged files, which were inaccessible due to the broken archive structure. This is useful only for non-solid archives. When the second stage is completed, the reconstructed archive will be saved as _reconst.rar.