What is a .RAR File And How To Open It – Eugene Roshal (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .rar extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .rar file extension and how to open it.

What is a .RAR file?

The .RAR file extension is from WinRAR Compressed Archive. The development of this file was done by Eugene Roshal. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a compressed file.

What to know

There are currently 12 software that can open the .rar file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .RAR file?

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

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .rar file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the RARLAB WinRAR, Corel WinZip, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, 7-Zip, PeaZip, B1 Free Archiver, WinMount International WinMount and Whirling Dervishes Alpha ZIP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RAR file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the RARLAB WinRAR software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .RAR file on Mac

The .rar file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the B1 Free Archiver software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Corel WinZip Mac, Incredible Bee Archiver, The Unarchiver and B1 Free Archiver.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .RAR file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 right click on your file and choose “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 B1 Free Archiver software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .RAR file on Linux

To open the .rar file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the PeaZip software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: B1 Free Archiver and PeaZip.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .RAR file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the PeaZip software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .RAR file on Android

The .rar file can be opened on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .RAR file in the download folder

The first 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 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the ZDevs ZArchiver software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. The other software that opens the .rar file on Android is ZDevs ZArchiver. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .RAR file?

If you cannot open the .RAR file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .RAR file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ras – Remedy Entertainment, .ras – Sun Microsystems, .rasi – Davatorium, .raskinlicense – Raskin Software, .raskinplace – Raskin Software. 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 .RAR file with the RARLAB WinRAR, Corel WinZip, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, 7-Zip, PeaZip, B1 Free Archiver, WinMount International WinMount, Whirling Dervishes Alpha ZIP programs on Windows, B1 Free Archiver, Corel WinZip Mac, Incredible Bee Archiver, The Unarchiver programs on Mac, PeaZip, B1 Free Archiver software on Linux and ZDevs ZArchiver software on Android.