Open RAR File

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What is RAR?

RAR is a proprietary compression format developed by Eugene Roshal. RAR format is proprietary and it is impossible to open RAR file without a software which is licensed to do it.

Which applications can open RAR files?

Following software is capable to open RAR files:

  • WinRAR
  • 7-Zip
  • IZArc
  • PeaZip
  • Zipeg
  • ALZip

If you are not able to open file with certain file extension make sure to check if extension for the file is correct. It is possible that information in the file doesn't match file extension.

 

File Extension Info
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Extension Details
  Compression file format
MIME Type
  application/x-rar-compressed
  application/octet-stream
Identifying Characters
  Hex: 52 61 72 21
  ASCII: Rar!
Opens with:
  WinRAR
  7-Zip
  IZArc
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