WinRAR provides complete support for RAR and ZIP archives and is able to unpack and convert CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, Z, 7-Zip archives. WinRAR is available in over 40 languages. At unzip-online you can unzip.zip and unrar.rar files for free without having winzip/winrar installed. Ideal for at school/office where winrar/winzip is not available! Welcome to Unrar Online! We offer the fastest way to access the content of a RAR file online: Step 1: Select a.rar file and upload it here either by drag & drop or click on the upload link. Step 2: Wait until the extraction process has finished. Step 3: Download the result. The converter bundles the content of your.rar file in a Zip-Archive. Following steps explain the simplest procedure of extracting RAR files on your computer. Save or locate your RAR file on the machine. TIP: On a Windows machine, downloaded RAR files might possibly be located in the Document Library’s Downloads folder or the specified user directory. Open RAR file: Run WinRAR tool, go to File menu and click.
A RAR file is a compressed file that can contain any number of files and folders inside it. On Microsoft Windows, RAR files are assigned the file extension .RAR. Windows by default cannot open RAR files but you can install free 3rd party software such as Zipware to open them. RAR files are useful because they allow many files and folders to be bundled together into a single archive file that is compressed to reduce its overall size. RAR files can also be password protected using strong encrpytion which makes them particluar useful for creating backups of important files.
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Opening and extracting RAR files
To open or extract RAR files using Zipware freeware simply follow the steps shown below. Zipware is free software that supports all the major archive formats including RAR, Zip, 7-zip and many more.
1. Download archive software
First download Zipware.
Click here to download Zipware to your computer.
2. Install archive software
Double click the file you have downloaded above to install Zipware.
Click through the installation wizard prompts accepting the defaults.
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3. Run Zipware
Find this Zipware icon on your desktop.
Run Zipware by double clicking the icon shown.
4. Open RAR archive file
Click the open icon on the toolbar, browse to your file with the .RAR file extension and click OK. You can also open it by dragging and dropping the file directly into Zipware's main window. The below screenshot shows an example of an open RAR file with many folders inside it.
5. Extract RAR file
Click the purple extract button in the toolbar and then select the directory where you would like the files and folders extracted to. Note that by default zipware will create a containing folder with the same name as the RAR file and extract all the files and folders into that directory. There are many options you can select when extracting RAR files but the default options are fine. For further details regarding all the options please refer to Zipware's help for extracting archives.
Note: Depending on the size of the RAR file it may take some time for Zipware to decompress and extract the files. Once the extracting process has completed you will be able to access the files like any other Windows files.
That's all there is know about the RAR file extension!