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de-archiving arc files

Posted By: Jerry <>
Date: Sep-18-2003 4:40 a.m.

In Response To: de-archiving arc files (Jay Malcolm)

> I am a huge fan of xtree/xtreegold, but sadly stopped using it not too
> long after Windows surfaced. I have this legacy of xtree(DOS)-created
> "*.arc" files, some of which are very valuable (some serious
> data and analyses). To get at the files, I'd always figured that I would
> boot up some old DOS machine and try and get my xtree software to work,
> but I don't even have a working DOS machine anymore! How can I open up and
> extract the files from the arc files? Ideally, something simple and
> foolproof...The only thing that I've tried is double clicking on them with
> winzip...that doesn't work...

I just ran a test on some of my ARC files. I was able to extract them using PKZip for Windows which is available from PKWare. When I tried to open the file it said it was corrupted and fixed the file. From the fixed file I was able to extract my files.

>http://www.pkware.com/

It is 29.95

Good Luck

Jerry

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