What is a .R1 File And How To Open It – RARLAB (Easy Steps)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .r1 extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .r1 file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .R1 file?

The file extension .R1 is WinRAR Multi-Volume Archive Part 1. This file extension was developed by RARLAB. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a compressed file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .r1 file on 1 platform.

How to open a .R1 file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .R1 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .R1 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .r1 file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Corel WinZip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is RARLAB WinRAR and Corel WinZip.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .R1 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Corel WinZip software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .R1 file?

If you are still unable to open the .R1 file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .R1 file.r1m – RealNetworks, .r2 – RARLAB, .r21 – Eugene Roshal, .r2d – Borland, .r30 – Eugene Roshal. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .R1 file with the Corel WinZip, RARLAB WinRAR programs on Windows.