becomes this on the Mac:
Note that the one filename from the PC directory that was under 31 characters survived. So, how to make sense of the scrambled filenames? As on the PC, run the parity file first: double-click on the PAR file. MacPAR deLuxe will run and you’ll see a screen like this:
In the event that you don’t have all the RAR’s, but you do have enough Pnn’s to reconstruct the archive, you’ll get a screen like this:
With MacPAR deLuxe set at the defaults, it first notes what’s missing, then it looks for parity files, and then it uses the parity files to rebuild the missing RAR(s). Just like on the PC. Again, note that it doesn’t matter if the Pnn filename has been mangled.
Now, to extract the contents of the archive. Here’s your New and Improved set of RAR’s:
Double click on any one of them. UnRarX will run and display a screen like this:
Note that the default “Extract to:” directory is the directory
If you need a password, run UnRarX first, set the password, then extract the archive. If you don’t, you’ll get a string of error msgs instead of a clip. Your RAR directory now looks like this:
with a new folder (named with the name of the archive), inside of
which is the contents of the archive.
If the clip is playable in QuickTime, you can view information about the clip while it is playing: