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    RAR Uploads

    Hi,

    I was trying to upload a RAR archive for this post when I was notified it was not among authorized file formats for upload. Given that RAR files don't cause viruses to spread or the like, wouldn't it be a good idea to include them among permitted file types? I recall Woody himself saying RAR files tended to be smaller than ZIP files. The compression is better, at least in most cases. That would also save some disk space on the server. Just my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>.
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    Re: RAR Uploads

    I guess I would complain about having to download and install yet another decompression utility to handle the RAR files... is that a valid reason not to allow the format?

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    Re: RAR Uploads

    Jefferson,
    It seems like a good reason to me.
    I thought WinZip ver9. SR1 covered RAR, but I just checked and apparently it doesn't.
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    Re: RAR Uploads

    That seems rather odd. Many of the freebies/ Winzip clones handle un-RARing. Maybe it's a licensing thing ???

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    Re: RAR Uploads

    Well, WinRar can handle both RAR and ZIP files. In any case, if I can't upload a zipped file because it exceeds the size limit, I'll have to resort to the rar-first-then-zip workaround... And you'd need WinRar all the same <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: RAR Uploads

    It's my understanding that WinRAR is needed to RAR files, but many of the "Zip/Unzip" utilities available will handle the UNRAR operations, as I alluded to in a previous post. Certainly the case with Zip Genius, Ultimate Zip, Easy ZIP.

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    Zip format has become the de facto standard, even if it may not be the most efficient one. Users with Windows XP don't even need to install anything to be able to open and create .zip files - it's built into the operating system.
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    <hr>I am not a collector of utilities and I install as few of them as possible.<hr>And so much more limited and devoid of richness is your online experience for it. I can feel only pity and sorrow for those who have never enjoyed the comfort of a patchwork quilt of desktop icons. <img src=/S/weep.gif border=0 alt=weep width=21 height=16>

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    I've got 4 icons on my desktop at home (My Computer, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Trash)
    What else could anyone need? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    An icon for Fun and Games ?? Just in case <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    > Fun and Games

    Word, Excel, and Access are right there on his Start menu. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    One man's ceiling ...... <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Get rid of all that clutter Hans! Put My Computer, Outlook, and IE on the Quick Launch Bar! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    I would, but the desktop icons are not standard shortcuts, they have special properties (e.g. a different right-click menu) <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: RAR Uploads

    But you should be able to drag-n-drop those three desktop icons onto the QL taskbar without a problem. That's where I have mine.

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