File Sharing n00bs read this
For anyone out there who downloaded the newest pirated whatever and has no clue what do with the unknown files. Most of the time, when someone shares a file, it is compressed or in a contained format (iso, bin/cue, nrg, cd image, etc.).
A quick note: When files are shared over the net, they are usually broken down into several smaller, more easily downloadable, files. This way, if part of the file is corrupt, you only have to download maybe one or two 50mb files vs a single 1gb file.
.RAR, .R01, .R02, .001, .002, etc. — A RAR archive. Unzip it with WinRAR or a variety of other compression utilities.
.DAA — PowerISO Direct-Access-Archive. – Use the program PowerISO.
.Bin/Cue — Disk Image. – Mount it with a Virtual CD utility (Alcohol 120%, Daemon Tools) or burn it with most popular CD burning applications (Nero, etc.).