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Par-N-Rar

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This invaluable repair and extraction tool for PAR and RAR suffers from one odd quirk. Par-N-Rar's simple, clean interface needs only a click or two to operate. Installing and setting options for this app is easily accomplished. Novice users can learn the program's features quickly with the single-page Help file.

Operating Par-N-Rar is a mere matter of choosing a directory and pressing a single button. During setup, users select a monitor directory. After first start, the app will check the monitored directory for RAR, PAR, PAR2, SFV, and MD5 at a user-set interval.

Pressing Go sets the app to begin scanning the directory and any subdirectory. The program's single problem occurs just before the scan. Pressing Go first displays a question dialog. The app asks users if they would like to verify files only, with a Yes or No option. Our testers found that the app would repair and extract no matter which button was pressed.

The scan, repair, and extraction process is very quick. Based on set options, the app places found files into the chosen directory and, if set, deletes original RAR files and blank directories.

System administrators responsible for large numbers of RAR files will find this tool's unattended operation invaluable. Any other user who deals with PAR or RAR files is still going to appreciate how well this freeware simplifies extracting monitored files.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This invaluable repair and extraction tool for PAR and RAR suffers from one odd quirk. Par-N-Rar's simple, clean interface needs only a click or two to operate. Installing and setting options for this app is easily accomplished. Novice users can learn the program's features quickly with the single-page Help file.

Operating Par-N-Rar is a mere matter of choosing a directory and pressing a single button. During setup, users select a monitor directory. After first start, the app will check the monitored directory for RAR, PAR, PAR2, SFV, and MD5 at a user-set interval.

Pressing Go sets the app to begin scanning the directory and any subdirectory. The program's single problem occurs just before the scan. Pressing Go first displays a question dialog. The app asks users if they would like to verify files only, with a Yes or No option. Our testers found that the app would repair and extract no matter which button was pressed.

The scan, repair, and extraction process is very quick. Based on set options, the app places found files into the chosen directory and, if set, deletes original RAR files and blank directories.

System administrators responsible for large numbers of RAR files will find this tool's unattended operation invaluable. Any other user who deals with PAR or RAR files is still going to appreciate how well this freeware simplifies extracting monitored files.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.24

This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

General

Publisher Milowsoft
Publisher web site http://www.milow.net/public/projects
Release Date July 23, 2007
Date Added July 23, 2007
Version 1.24

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP

Download Information

File Size 674.12KB
File Name ParNRar_1.24.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 64,514
Downloads Last Week 2

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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