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#1 TheBigBoo

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:45

Alright, I have been wanting to play these two games, but WinRAR is needed to extract it. I have nothing against winrar and I downloaded it. Although, each time I either of the games I got this error message "This archive is in an either unknown format or damaged" Ok, so I downloaded the games again, still no luck. I downloaded them from different places. Still no luck. I repaired them, it only created an empty folder. I installed winrar again, making sure it was the right bit type and the newest version. The games still don't work. SAVE ME!




#2 astropheed

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:46

Are you saving them to the same Hard Drive each time? Perhaps, you have a faulty Hard Drive. I know it seems unlikely, but this exact thing happened to me once... It was the Hard Drive's fault.



#3 OP TheBigBoo

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:53

Nope, they are both saved to a different place.



#4 virtorio

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:55

Archive corrupt maybe. Post the download link.



#5 astropheed

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:57

I wouldn't encourage downloading any link posted by a member this new. I mean no offense to OP but this is a perfect setup for "I can't get this file to run, can you?" scam.

 

Take caution.



#6 OP TheBigBoo

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:57

http://www.pokecommu...ad.php?t=296281

http://www.pokecommu...ad.php?t=298920

The two games, though remember I used some other download links.

 

I mean if you trust me



#7 lars77

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:04

Yeah, that has nothing to do with WinRAR.  Something is corrupting your downloads, probably anti-virus or something similar.

 

Try disabling anti-virus (or any other program you're using to scan downloads) & then re-download fresh copies of those files.

 

*also try using another web browser in case it's a random Chrome exension or something else breaking the downloads.



#8 OP TheBigBoo

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:33

My hardrive could be corrupted taking a closer look. How did you fix that

 

 

 

 

(I am not a tech whiz)



#9 COKid

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:41

So you title post blaming WinRAR is now what? A fail?



#10 Marshall

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:43

Why can't you post the "other" download links in question?  Because they're torrents?



#11 OP TheBigBoo

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:46

So you title post blaming WinRAR is now what? A fail?

No, I just titled it that since I had no other problems with any other extracting programs, and I was failing with Winrar. I want help not people questioning me.



#12 OP TheBigBoo

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:56

Why can't you post the "other" download links in question?  Because they're torrents?

No, Because I forgot them

 

 

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#13 lars77

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:04

What brand hard drive do you have?  Most manufacturers have diagnostics you can download from their website & run.  (e.g. Western Digital has one). Try looking at the support download links for your drive's manufacturer.

 

If the drive is going bad then there's no much you can do, backup immediately & start planning to replace it.



#14 OP TheBigBoo

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:20

Just solved it. I am too embarrassed to post what I did wrong.



#15 leesmithg

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:53

If you used a download manager to download them, then don't.

 

Use the browsers built in down-loader.

 

I have seen this on my download history a few times, once it was because whom ever packed it did it wrong.