Winrar issues :S

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Hellow, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Hellow

    Hellow GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 28, 2009
    brighton, south australia
    hey guys so i tried extracting a rar file it was tiny it was only like 60kb but its an .exe that i need, when i extract it, i goto look for it in the folder i extracted it to and its not there. So i think huh musnt of extracted properly so i tried again but this time i get a message saying would you like to overwrite the existing file or copy and replace, yadda yadda yadda..... so im a little confused why is the file that i extracted in the folder but i cant see it. ive tried turning off hidden files and folders to see if it was there but nope. my antivirus hasnt deleted because it was a virus. im using winrar to extract it and im on windows 7 any help?
  2. JinTrigger

    JinTrigger Asentrix Studios

    Jun 25, 2008
    United States
    Have you tried to extract it to a different location or tried a different program to extract it (are there any other programs that can extract .rar in the 1st place)
  3. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    press F5 to refresh in whatever folder you extracted it too
  4. GreatWisdom

    GreatWisdom Advanced Member

    Sep 13, 2009
    you can try opening up the .rar file and dragging the file onto you desktop
  5. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Dec 2, 2007
    some antiviruses don't even show notifications when a potentially dangerous exe pops up, they just delete them off the bat.
  6. I2aven's_Sag

    I2aven's_Sag GBATemp Otaku

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Northern Virginia
    Yeah, like Cermage, this has happened to me before. If you're worried, just turn off your internet (and your AV) while you do the extraction. A lot of times when the 60kb rar file is something along the lines of say, a keygen, AV will just go and delete them without warning.