Complete rar file set?

Hi everybody, first post. I need some rar help please. Are there any rar files that are absolutely required and cannot be reconstructed with par files? The file set looks something like this…

foovideo.rar.001
foovideo.rar.002
foovideo.rar.003
foovideo.rar.vol000+01.PAR2
foovideo.rar.vol001+02.PAR2
etc

My expander programs are complaining that there is no file that looks like this…
foovideo.rar

What does this file do, is it required to expand the set, and if so, why are the par files not creating it?

Usually the rar files are called: .rar, 001, 002, etc. instead of rar.001, rar.002. Perhaps renaming gives more options.

PAR files are handy, but not perfect.

That is just an incomplete upload… :iagree: