Extracting Archived 3Ds max file with winrar

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This tutorial is useful when you run into a wall while searching for missing maps on your workstation. If you ever had the course to change workstations or transfer projects to a friend while working with 3Ds Max then you are probably familiar with the “Missing External file” window.

3ds max "Missing external file window"

3ds max “Missing external file window”

No need to panic should this occur. The solution lies in the extraction of the archived file.

Below are basic steps to prevent this in future

Create/ select the folder you wish to extract the files into


Right click and extract file


Click on the advanced tab


click ‘do not extract path’ option



The files are properly extracted now.

“Hey!! this is worth your time, It saved me hours of rambling . I’m sure it’s worth it.”