opening zip and rar files

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    i get files that are emailed to me in .zip or .rar form but i don't see a way to extract and open them in my ipad2.

    can anyone help? tried searching in the forums, but can't find any reference to my situation.

    thanks!
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    Take a look at iUnarchive.
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    thanks, will try that out... i also read somewhere that ifiles can also do the job :)
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    When I download some rar file from box.net to my ipad I dont have an option to open it with iunarchive it offers me just bookman?how to open it with unarchive?
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    The odds are that if you are not offered an "Open In..." option for a specific app - then that app can't open the file. So, try another?

    I've never tried, but I understand the app GoodReader ($4.99, USD) can open .zip files. Unsure about .rar (can't find an definite answer on that type).

    Good luck.

    Marilyn
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    Yes Mickey, Good reader can unzip the *.rar file. I already did it earlier but recently it failed with some rar. May be some problem with the version when it was compressed.
    But there is another solution. You can download iZip.com from App store free. Before using you have to restart your iPad.
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    Don't know whats wrong I just rar-ed a simple word document and uploaded it to box,when I open it in box app again there is only open with bookman which doesn't work.

    Then I've send the rar document to mail,but when I tryed to open it on ipad I get an option open with unarchiver but when pressed nothing happens,goodreader is not there at all

    ??so how to open a simple rar file?
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    You can try it with download & installing iZip.com from App store free. After restarting the iPad the rar files will open with it.
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    There are 2 izip in appstore I've tried izip and same thing happens as before the other one that you are refering izip.com needs ios 5 and I still don't have it so can't try
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    Sorry, I have now iOS 5 and don't know about it with iOS version 4+
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    Can you try does it open files from box.net thanks
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    I didn't install box.net. As iZip.com is the dedicated apps for viewing compressed files and folders so I am using it.
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    Box.net and iUnarchive

    You can add your Box.net account within iUnarchive (Lite or Full) and open the file right from within iUnarchive. This prevents any problems that could occur with the 'Open in...' options which sadly not always work the way they should (only Apple is able to fix that ;).
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    Where in box do you add that account can't find it,and still no lock for opening rar from email
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    In the iUnarchive I get the option of buying "open in ... " Ijust would like to know in advance what my options will be ... IBooks? Kindle?

    Thanks!

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