Opening .rar file seems impossible to open
A client has sent me a file Articlews.rar which contains 42 word files. I have been unable to open this. I don't have zip but ARK which does not seem to be working properly and keeps telling me error. My linkbook has openoffice and does not support downloads.
I have tried online file extraction and even managed to extract the files at one stage. I tried opening but the are encoded and unreadable. I have tried converting to html, as advised. I have tried various things but cant seem to open these files. I have never had a problem with opening files before.
My ark seemed to extract but I don't know where the files went. If I could just read or view the files i can copy them. The client states that they are word 7 docx files and suggest I upload them to Google docs and then download them again. For some reason my upload function on Google wont work.
I have been unsuccessful with online conversions and views. I don't want to lose this contract. please help me.