I'm trying to extract a rar file is first time is opened then its closed and to reopen the file is failed." an error occured while loading the archive manager" this alert message displayed

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    Are you sure that the file is complete? If you downloaded it, check its size to see if it is right. – Sigur Feb 26 '15 at 12:11
  • ya sure its complete....im opened it ... once again i wanna to open this file error comes – praveen kumar Feb 26 '15 at 12:14

Install unrar to open and extract rar archives.

  1. Open the terminal with ctrl + alt + t
  2. Run

    sudo apt install unrar

Now file-roller should open and extract rar archives without error.

If you cannot install unrar, you need to activate the multiverse repository; but, I assume you have them activated as they are by default.

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    I can confirm, this works in all _buntu distros and Linux Mint – David Tabernero M. Dec 24 '16 at 23:14
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    Worked for me in 16.04 – seanbreeden Jan 8 '17 at 12:41
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    Nice. Works on Ubuntu 18.04 aswell – Iron Attorney Oct 24 '18 at 18:57
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    I got the same error when extracting files from split Rar files. this resolved the issue. – ultimatex Feb 19 '19 at 23:23

I have this problem fixed by installing b1freearchiver:

sudo apt-get install gdebi
wget b1.org/smart-download/0/os=deb64/b1freearchiver_current_stable_amd64.deb
sudo gdebi b1freearchiver_current_stable_amd64.deb
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Something like this happenet to me when a file was parted in some files, and I try from command line: $ unrar e "archive.part1.rar"

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  • You should elaborate your answer a little more. This answer it's quite vague... – razor7 Mar 19 at 21:21

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