Truncated Rar File Data


#1

Hi, may I ask a newbie question? While trying to extract rar archives I receive this error: “truncated rar file data” and the extract fails. How can this be solved?


#2

what app are you using for it?
Try installing a few more and see if you get the same error (I’d recommend 7-zip). But before that, make sure sure everything is updated on your system: sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade && sudo apt dist-upgrade


#3

Thanks for the reply. The system is updated. Tried 7-zip but can’t seem to be able to install it. It’s not part of the Software tool from Pure OS.


#4

I’d take a look at this: https://www.linux.com/learn/handling-rar-and-7-zip-archives-linux

There doesn’t really seem to be much in the way of graphical software for unpacking rar files, though you can use a command line version of 7zip. So you could try

sudo apt install p7zip

on the command line.