Self-extracting RAR files are created with an explicit purpose of being opened without the use of any specialized tool. While they are very convenient for sharing data, they tend to often get corrupted. In this article, we will look at effortlessly recovering data from corrupted self-extracting RAR files with the help of the sophisticated DataNumen RAR Repair application
In our day to day professional lives, we commonly use archive formats to compress data and club up several files together. While there are several archive formats in use today, the RAR archive format is often preferred by many users owing to its superior compression rates and quick operation. Typically we use the WinRAR application to create RAR files and open them. While there are several other applications that can open RAR files, while sending a RAR archive to others, many of us prefer to send self-extracting RAR files that can be opened just by clicking on it. Self-extracting RAR files sport the .exe extension and can be accessed by any recipient without hassle.
Understanding How Self-Extracting RAR files Work
When we look at a self-extracting (SFX) RAR file, we are essentially looking at a RAR file which has been associated with an executable module. Now when one clicks on the file, the executable module runs and it extracts the content of the RAR archive. Thus anyone who receives such a file does not need a specialized program to decompress the archive file.
The convenience offered by SFX RAR files make it a convenient format for distributing data. It is also commonly used by many programmers to distribute software application packages. That apart one might protect the contents of SFX RAR files by password protecting them. The process of creating SFX RAR files is extremely easy in WinRAR by using the Wizard feature which has added to its popularity.
Self-Extracting RAR Files have their Fair Share of Disadvantages
SFX RAR files have some drawbacks which one should know about. To start with these files may be blocked by some antivirus applications on the premise that they may contain some malicious contents. However, the biggest concern with using RAR self-extracting files is the chance of data corruption associated with them. Often when we download an SFX RAR file from the internet, we may find it inaccessible due to data corruption. At times users have complained that SFX RAR files that were transferred through USB drives got corrupted when they tried to open them on another system.
Recovering the Content of a Corrupted RAR Self-Extracting Archive with DataNumen RAR Repair
Now if you are stuck with a corrupted self-extracting RAR file, you should consider running the powerful DataNumen RAR Repair application which is capable of recovering such files in a jiffy. Just launch the application and select the SFX RAR archive file you wish to recover and click on the Start Repair button. The application will extract all contents of the compromised RAR file in the quickest possible time while maintaining data integrity. Incidentally, the application works extremely well with large SFX RAR files and can handle different media types. In other words, if you have a USB drive containing several corrupted RAR files, you can simply run this application to recover the contents of the corrupted files. The best part, the application offers a batch recovery mode to extract contents from several corrupted files simultaneously in one go.