You Need to Have the Following Volume to Continue Extraction

When you try to extract the files in a RAR archive with WinRAR, and you don’t have all of the segments, it will give the error message: “You need to have the following volume to continue extraction.” WinRAR assumes that you have backed up your files onto a set of disks, so it is just asking you to put the next disk in.

In reality, you have probably downloaded the RAR files and don’t have any such disk. In any case, RAR files almost always come in bunches called an “archive”. And the individual files are called “segments”. And since you can’t easily tell how many segments there should be, people often try to extract before they have all the RARs.

So, the solution to this error message is to go back to where you got the RARs and look for the rest of them.

If for some reason you can’t find all of the segments, you may still be able to use the files you have. For example, video files are usually compressed. So, when somebody puts a video into a RAR archive, they are just doing it to chop up the video so that it is easier to handle. The RAR compression won’t be able to compress the video data further, so you may find that you can simply open the RARs with a video player and watch the video. That’s not the “right” way to do it, but it is often a useful last resort.

48 Responses to “You Need to Have the Following Volume to Continue Extraction”

  1. zartard says:

    i have a 409 mb rar file i try to extract it and it says cant reed rar file

  2. Irakli says:

    I have such problem, and when I looked into the .rar file some file has bad characters in title. Character are like : “–>” and I don’t know how to fix it

    • admin says:

      You probably need to find the rest of the RAR files in that archive. Large files are often compressed into dozens of RAR files, and you can’t decompress until you have all of them.

  3. Azfar says:

    I have a nexus.rar file.When I tried to extract the iso,it say insert a disk with this volume and press ‘ok’ to continue…I don’t know what is that mean?Please,help me

  4. Bachoman says:

    I downloaded a very large Rar, 817 mb, and it ended up being a rar with many other rars in it. It’s an iso in each rar. When i try to extract just one i get that error message, what do i do?

    • admin says:

      It’s hard to say without seeing the file. However, just because the RAR is big doesn’t mean that you have all of the segments. In fact, many RAR sets are much bigger than that. So, see if you can find more segments.

  5. Xenonthunder says:

    My problem is when I am extracting the data it keeps coming up with this very notification and asks for the disks – which like you state I don’t have. I checked and all the parts are there :S Confusing much…

  6. pRAVIN says:

    Hey I found the solution. Just right click on the archive, click extract files. When file show up click on repair archive.

    This worked for me with winrar.

    • Anon says:

      I clicked repair archive on the RAR file and nothing seems to have worked. Do you treat the file as RAR or ZIP when it asks you? I have tried both and nothing seems to have advanced and I still have no clue how to get the ISOs to work 🙁

  7. jyotiranjan says:

    i have downloaded all the rar files.when i tried to extract its asking for password.i searched for the password from the site where i downloaded.but could not get it.plz…help me…

  8. Hamid From Persia says:

    Dear director
    Nice job.
    I had problem with this title:”You Need to Have the Following Volume to Continue Extraction” and “asking to put the next disk in”.I attempted to troubleshooting.
    It was very simple;just one of “.rar” files had wrong number e.g. “.part 20-2.rar”
    that it must be named “.part 20.rar”,thus I correct it.
    After mentioned changing everything was solved.

  9. Kate says:

    Hey i have a windows 7 and all files i extract has password but when i type the password i searched in google it always error or corrupt the files i need to extract comes out and without a second it will disapper plzz help.

  10. manish says:

    when i extract the rar files. winrar show one file is curpt. this is very confusing please help……

  11. Andrew says:

    I figured it out in case you’re wondering. I just hit the help button on WinRar and it told me exactly what to do. Just extract all of the (name here)00-(name here)22 or whatever it goes to. Put them all in the same folder and… BAM, they’ll all have the same name. Then, seeing as most people are doing this with .ISOs, you simply take the largest one and put it in the desired place you want it to use it. That’s all it takes guys.

  12. biola says:

    its complaining about part 7 orrupt, aw can i go about it?

  13. Potato says:

    Downloaded all files,extracted and keep asking for the third part even tho i downloaded it and its on the same folder,canceled the extract to check and poof 2 parts are gone only part 2 is left there!

  14. Dharmendra says:

    dear admin

    i have compressed file in winrar in 10 mb
    HOw to:- file select and tick on zip than 100 mb

    but admin at now not any file extract which is all files i have compressed

    so plz give me solution bcoz i want my files back

    Thanks in advance

  15. Dharmendra says:

    Email me admin i am waiting

    my alls of one data files is minimum 400 mb

    so my data is almost 50 GB

    so admin plz help me bcoz i m in very big problem

  16. Andreas says:

    Dear admin. I have read the text and i see that i must have all the compressed filles together in order to decompress them. But the problem is that i broke the original file into pieces so as to send them by email. In the email i cannot include all the compressed pieces together because they are too many. What can i do ?

  17. edit says:

    Hi, I have two separate win rar folders with mp3’s for extraction. Pt. 1 has
    twelve tracks. Pt. 2 has eleven tracks. In the folder at the end of Pt.1 the last track #12 has a —>. (?) Right-click-highlight all tracks-Hit-Extract to a specified folder. I select-Desktop, But-
    Extracting this Pt.1 folder, a message appears at end, :Need next disk 2 to continue. ( ?) (Pt.2 folder is there in system tray with pt.1
    Pt.1 only allows me to download the 11 songs. I lose track 12 after both volumes have been extracted to a specified folder.(Desktop) I keep losing track 12 out of the 23 in total.
    Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
    Message written at 10:11 PM October 28 2015 🙂

    • Matt says:

      It’s impossible to say what the problem is without having the files in question. But keep in mind that whoever made that RAR archive might have just made a mistake and left out track 12 in the first place. That does happen sometimes.

  18. Prashant says:

    well, i was trying to extract rar files to ISO by RAR app, but it asks me to enter the volume, what should I do?

  19. Saint says:

    Its doing that volume thing except i already have the file its asking for and it is correctly named and ordered, not to mention this is the first time downloading isos that this has happened and when i went to check and earlier iso that did work now its doing the volume thing and i even went as far as to try the file with 7-zip and IT wont work. Any fix please? oh yeah the error or whatever says this:C:\Users\Bailey\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$DIa0.195\psy-dbzsbar.r00 even though as mentioned that file is there…

  20. Matt says:

    Maybe it doesn’t like the $ in the directory name. Try moving the RAR files into a folder that has no special characters in its name.

  21. Andre says:

    I believe it is a mac x pc conflict. I downloaded a huge RAR file and I was able to unzip it on mac but I get this “missing .r00 file” error on PC. Apparently, creating a volume on a mac software is likely to get conflicts when extracted on PC.

  22. anon says:

    Mr/Mrs. admin what if i have 7 parts?, all 990 Mb a piece

    • anon says:

      and what if i have them from different sources?

      • Matt says:

        The number of parts and their size is not important, and it doesn’t matter where you got them from as long as they are part of the same set. If you got half from Usenet and half from BitTorrent, it will work fine if they are all part of the same set. You just need to have all of them.

  23. anon says:

    it was Upfile, i just to make sure

    • Matt says:

      If it runs at all, then you got the entire file intact. I don’t know why it would run slowly. It might be spyware, which is always a risk.

  24. Ayush says:

    I tooo have a problem with EXTRACTING gta 5 data 6.bin and at 92% it says read error

    I have 9 dvds please please help me

    • Ayush says:

      I got solution and it worked it was due to it continuously did 4 time so win rar did not support

      How i did:——–



      3.) CLICK NO TO ALL


      5.) REPEAT above step All the disc UNITL That disc which had error
      6.) Now insert the error disc and browse that part click ok and it will automatically fix it

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