File Extension Library

.RAR File Extension

  • Developer by: Eugene Roshal
  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .RAR files and how to open them?

Can't open .RAR file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .RAR file.

What is a .RAR file extension?

.RAR file extension is created by Eugene Roshal. .RAR has been classified as Compressed Files. The format of .RAR file is Binary.

.RAR is WinRAR Compressed Archive

A RAR file is an archive that contains one or more files compressed with RAR compression. It uses a higher compression ratio than typical ZIP compression and incorporates a proprietary compression algorithm that is now used by other compressors, including 7-Zip for its .7Z files. RAR files may be extracted using a variety of programs.

The RAR compressor can also create spanned, or multi-volume, archives, which are split across several compressed files. These files typically have file extensions from ".R00" to ".R99," or they may all have the standard ".RAR" extension.

NOTE: The name "RAR" stands for "Roshal ARchive," which was named after Eugene Roshal, the RAR compression algorithm developer.

List of all softwares that can open the WinRAR Compressed Archive
File Viewer Plus
WinRAR 5
Corel WinZip 23
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
B1 Free Archiver
WinMount International WinMount
Whirling Dervishes Alpha ZIP
Free RAR Extract Frog
Corel WinZip Mac 6.5
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Incredible Bee Archiver
The Unarchiver
B1 Free Archiver
B1 Free Archiver
ES File Explorer File Manager
ZDevs ZArchiver

How to fix problems with .RAR files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .RAR files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .RAR file format
  2. You need to check the .RAR file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)