What is a .R01 File And How To Open It – RARLAB (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .r01 extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .r01 file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .R01 file?

The .R01 file extension stands for WinRAR Split Archive Part 1. This file extension belongs to the developer RARLAB. The format of this file is binary, and it is a compressed file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .r01 file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .R01 file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .R01 file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .R01 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .r01 file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the 7-Zip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use RARLAB WinRAR, Corel WinZip and 7-Zip software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .R01 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the 7-Zip software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .R01 file on Mac

To open the .r01 file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Incredible Bee Archiver software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .R01 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Incredible Bee Archiver software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .R01 file?

If you cannot open the .R01 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .R01 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .r02 – RARLAB, .r03 – RARLAB, .r04 – RARLAB, .r1 – RARLAB, .r1m – RealNetworks. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .R01 file with the 7-Zip, RARLAB WinRAR, Corel WinZip programs on Windows and Incredible Bee Archiver program on Mac.