Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fix damaged RAR file and CRC error - Mac


Firstly download all the files without any interruptions and ensure all the RAR files are of the size as specified on the download site/link. 

Download Mac OSX port of the RAR program,  from http://www.rarlabs.com/download.htm. Decompress the downloaded file.

Open the terminal and drag the file named rar from the decompressed folder to the terminal window. Then make sure there's a space, then type "r" (without the quotes). Then make sure there's another space. Then drop the file you want repaired onto the terminal window (it'll give the path and name of the file). Then make sure there's another space, and type "Users/yourname/Desktop" or wherever you want the fixed file placed. It may be easier to just drag and drop the folder where you want it placed onto the terminal window again so there's no chance at typos.

Then hit "return" and the repair scan will start. if the file has a recovery record, it will say that it was found almost immediately. Then it goes about repairing the file. Depending on the size of the file, it may take a couple minutes.

Note that the file will have the prefix "fixed" appended to the beginning of the filename. You'll need to delete that once the repair process has completed before you attempt to join the files again.

8 Comments:

At 12:30 AM, Blogger rajesh said...


External hard drives are just one of the many data storage options available to consumers, and they're typically pretty easy to configure with both Windows and Mac computers. If Mac users find their computer no longer recognizes their external hard drive, they may be able to resolve the matter without extensive Mac repairs.

 
At 2:46 AM, Blogger jacob spears said...

Hi,
Software which you have mentioned in the above blog sounds good, but you can also use RAR repair to fix your broken RAR file. Few days before when I was in such situation I used this tool and successfully I was able to repair my broken RAR file. If you want to use this tool then just go through the below links
Software link:http://www.rarrepairtool.com/fix-rar-archive-damaged-due-to-incomplete-download.html
Download link: http://www.rarrepairtool.com/download/rarrepairtool.exe

 
At 5:20 AM, Blogger Daisy Zoe said...

The best way to recover corrupted rar or crc files is done on a larger scale though the help of professional zip recovery software solutions. This software capable to extract and open files from corrupted zip files.

 
At 4:45 AM, Blogger flora bell said...

To fix damage RAR file really it is a informative post. Really it is very valuable to a general user in which he/she can easily fix Mac error. All the given steps are most useful and very easy also. If you want to get a easy way to clean mac error it is a best suggest to apply a third party tool.

 
At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you! Very nice and simple post and it works like a charm!

 
At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you ever so much man, your tutorial had saved my ass big time.

Keep up the great work, from JHB, South Africa

 
At 1:08 AM, Blogger Joel Burman said...

I only get an error message saying permission denied. What to do now?

 
At 1:25 AM, Blogger Henry Gill said...

RAR files are data containers and they are the native format of WinRAR archiver. if the user suffering from data inaccessibility/RAR files deletion Need not to be disappointed as using Data Recovery Software you can get them back.

 

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