.RAR File Extension

Developer:
Eugene Roshal
File Type:
WinRAR Compressed Archive
Popularity:

Having trouble opening .rar extension? Don't panic! This page explains what rar files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open rar files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a RAR file?

Rar file extension has WinRAR Compressed Archive file type, developed by Eugene Roshal, which is associated with the "compressed files" category.

Compressed archive typically stores one or multiple files that use RAR compression. There are a number of tools that allow extracting RAR files.

Comparing to ZIP compression, the RAR archive involves higher compression ratio as well as uses a proprietary compression algorithm, employed by different compressors, such as 7-Zip for .7Z files. 

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

rar file icon
Developer:
Eugene Roshal
File Type:
WinRAR Compressed Archive
Category:
Compressed Files
Format:
Binary

How to open RAR file?

Double click the rar file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .rar extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the rar extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".
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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the rar file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open RAR files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the rar file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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