I tried to download some CC today and discovered that iTunes has decided that all .rar files are iTunes files . When I download any .rar CC (i.e. most CC) it pops up with the itunes logo and I can't unrar or install it. Any attempt to open the file results in iTunes opening, itunes then does nothing because it can't play a hair mesh. It's even eaten my sims 2 CC.
I would just uninstall itunes (because I HATE it) but it has all my 1100+ songs and i don't want to loose those.
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Are you using Mac or PC? It sounds like the file association for RAR archive files is mismatched. You can try fixing this by doing the following:
(Using Mac OSX as an example)
1 - Right-click the RAR file to get a contextual popup menu
2 - Look for an option that says Open With
3 - In another popup window that appears, select Other...
4 - In the file browser that appears, look for the application that can read RAR files (by default Stuffit Expander)
5 - Once the application is highlighted, click on the checkbox at the bottom of the file browser that says Always Open With
6 - The RAR file should now extract properly
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Location:England, in the middle-ish, kinda near Wales...
I *knew* iTunes was evil
But yeah, file association screw up. If you find the winRar program, you can open them that way, alternatively just re-install winRar, it should reclaim the rar extension, but iTunes may want it back for it's evil doings...
Thanks everyone for responding!
I tried updating itunes but it was still the same so I redownloaded winrar. I swear I had it before but it seems to have dissappeared, perhaps iTunes defeated it in a duel to the death for the .rar files Even though I made sure to tell winrar to reclaim .rar files, they still come up with the itunes logo but now I can follow Nichaedemus' steps and unrar them, which gets itunes to let go of them.