RAR Decoder – NewzToolz

The RAR decoder can be opened by clicking the Extract RAR Archive button on the main NewzToolz window.

Purpose: This window is for extracting the files that have been compressed into a RAR archive. Maybe one day RAR-decoding will be built into your operating system like ZIP, but until then, you need a separate program.

RAR Decoder Instructions

Click the Select RAR File button and choose a file. You may also drag-and-drop a RAR file from your desktop onto this button to trigger it.

As the program processes the RAR archive segments, it will list them on the left side of the window. On the right side, it will list the files it has pulled out of the archive. There can be one, or many. Watch the status line at the bottom of the window to see when it finished.

If you have PAR files, you should apply them first with the PAR Decoder.

This program cannot process archives that have passwords.

Inside the NewzToolz folder you will see a program called UnRar.exe on Windows, and unrar on the Mac. NewzToolz will launch this program to do the heavy lifting. If you close NewzToolz in the middle of a large RAR job, the unrar program will still be running and you may want to kill it off. You can do that by using the Task Manager on Windows, and the Activity Monitor on the Mac. If you are handy at the command line, you can also use the unrar program from there.

5 Responses to “RAR Decoder – NewzToolz”

  1. thom says:

    Newztoolz: all of a sudden running Extract RAR Archive deletes UnRar.exe
    from my DriveAny ideas? wasn’t doing it yesterday, worked fine

    • admin says:

      I have no idea how that could happen. Did you put your RAR files in the same folder as UnRar.exe? If you still have the problem, try switching to SuperNZB which can also unRAR files:


      • thom says:

        Could I have a virus? The Registry is hacked?

        The thing is NewzToolz has been on my computer for some time
        and I use it all the time. Yesterday it goes crazy?

        Any forums you know of that I can scan for hints?

        I uninstalled NewzToolz, ran CCleaner, AVG2013, rebooted and
        reinstalled Newztoolz. I opened its folder and saw UnRar.exe, etc.

        As soon as I selected a .rar file UnRar.exe disappeared.


        • admin says:

          Could AVG be removing the file? Anti-virus programs make false-positives all the time. And it could have begun recently if AVG downloaded an update to its signatures database which contained a false-positive for UnRar.exe. Did you try SuperNZB? It works just like NewzToolz, and if AVG is the problem it would probably delete SuperNZB’s copy of UnRar.exe also.

  2. thom says:

    supernzb seems to work just fine. Thank you

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