Full install of WinRAR req'd?

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Full install of WinRAR req'd?

Postby bkrontz » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:35 am

I know that Newsbin uses parts of WinRAR to make the magic happen, but do we need to fully install WinRAR for that to take place? While it was the goto for compression years ago, I've since switched to 7zip and prefer it... but having both installed, esp in light of recent events, makes me wonder if I can do away with the full WinRAR... experience.

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Re: Full install of WinRAR req'd?

Postby Quade » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:41 pm

You don't have to install anything for Newsbin to be able to unrar. It's all built in. We tend to recommend having WinRAR installed simply for cases where Newsbin doesn't manage to unrar the files but it's completely optional.
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Re: Full install of WinRAR req'd?

Postby bkrontz » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:21 pm

Same thing for PAR files? No requirement for a 3rd party install?

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Re: Full install of WinRAR req'd?

Postby Quade » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:53 pm

Yep no par install either.
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