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FPCH Member
Apr 26, 2008
cambs. uk
PC Experience
Some Experience
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
Hi guys,back again because i trust your recommendations.Any ideas on the best rar. extraction software(freeware).Thanks ,Nickos


Jan 22, 2003
USA, Nebraska
PC Experience
Very Experienced
I think maynard is right on this. Only shareware for a limited time. It may be bundled with other software but it is not free. Likely no version is free legally.


Winrar in my opinion, is by far the best! :D
License for use and distribution

7-Zip Copyright (C) 1999-2007 Igor Pavlov.

Licenses for files are:

1) 7z.dll: GNU LGPL + unRAR restriction
2) All other files: GNU LGPL

The GNU LGPL + unRAR restriction means that you must follow both
GNU LGPL rules and unRAR restriction rules.

You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial
organization. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip.

GNU LGPL information

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

unRAR restriction

The decompression engine for RAR archives was developed using source
code of unRAR program.
All copyrights to original unRAR code are owned by Alexander Roshal.

The license for original unRAR code has the following restriction:

The unRAR sources cannot be used to re-create the RAR compression algorithm,
which is proprietary. Distribution of modified unRAR sources in separate form
or as a part of other software is permitted, provided that it is clearly
stated in the documentation and source comments that the code may
not be used to develop a RAR (WinRAR) compatible archiver.

Igor Pavlov