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Installing QuickPar  

QuickPar is supplied in the form of a .EXE file that will installed the main QUICKPAR.EXE file plus copies of the documentation from this web site.

You should run the exe file and choose to install QuickPar into a convenient folder on your computer (such as C:\Program Files\QuickPar). You can choose to start QuickPar at the end of the installation. The first time QuickPar is run, it will display the Options dialogue where you can configure a number of settings.

In the Integration section you can control whether or not Windows should use QuickPar when you open PAR and PAR2 files in Windows Explorer or other applications, and the Integrate QuickPar into Shell option adds a entry to the right click menu in Windows Explorer that allows you to create new PAR2 files.

The Preferred block size section is only important if you will be creating PAR2 files. You should ensure that the settings match the way you have your UseNet newsposting software configured. If you do not use the correct values, anyone downloading your postings may find that they need an excessive amount of recover data.

The Default Priority setting determines how QuickPar cooperates with other applications running on your computer. If your computer has a single CPU, then it is probably best to set this to Idle, but if you have a dual CPU computer set it to Normal.

The File Deletion settings determine whether or not QuickPar should remove incomplete and damaged files after it completes a repair, and whether or not they should be sent to the Windows Recycle Bin.

The Verification and Repair options determine whether or not the Monitor and Repair functions should be enabled by default when verifying.


Using Quickpar  

The following tutorials give details of how to create PAR2 files and use them to verify and repair data files:


Using QuickPar with UseNet newsgroups  

The following tutorials give details of how to use QuickPar when posting or downloading files to and from UseNet:

Downloading incomplete files:




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