Extract a multiple rar archive

Asked by Nameless on 2009-05-11

Binary package hint: file-roller


I wanted to extract a multiple rar archive (.rar, .r00, .r01, ... .r47, .r48).
So, I've started to extract the .rar file, but then File roller complains that this archive type is not supported.
How can I extract this multiple rar archive anyway?


ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/file-roller
Package: file-roller 2.26.1-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: file-roller
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic x86_64

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This question was originally filed as bug #375055.

Nameless (nameless-oleco) said : #1
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.

Nameless (nameless-oleco) said : #4

@Pedro Villavicencio

This is like a bug for me. I've never before encountered a file archiver, which cannot unpack a multiple rar archive...

@Mark Rijckenberg

Thanks for your tip. I'll try it tomorrow.


Best Ian Ace (iaculallad) said : #5

This situation had never happened to me. Usually, what I try to do is right click on the very first file, say: rarfile.r00, the application will automatically extract the succeeding numbers related to rarfile.r00.

Try installing the peazip utlity.

sudo apt-get install peazip



Mathieu Comandon (strycore) said : #6

If you have unrar-free it sometimes fails at uncompressing some rar archives, in that case you need to install the non-free version of unrar.

Nameless (nameless-oleco) said : #7

@Ian Ace Culallad
Thanks a lot for your advice! PeaZip has extracted the multiple rar archive successfully. Great.

sudo apt-get install peazip
didn't worked out. So, I've downloaded the .deb package directly from http://peazip.sourceforge.net/


Nameless (nameless-oleco) said : #8

Thanks Ian Ace Culallad, that solved my question.

Maigret (gsimpson) said : #9

On my Desktop File Roller fails to extract multiple RAR archive. However it works just fine on my Laptop.

Johhny Yorkie (ostinfrankin) said : #10

RAR archives can be recovered owing to rar fix tool

http://www.repairrar.recoverytoolbox.com opens/scans/repairs corrupted archives from any place, it can be hard disks, removable media or network places, zip drives, flash cards.