Open RAR File

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What is RAR?

RAR is a high efficiency compression file format. It was developed by Eugene Roshal (RAR is short for Roshal Archive).

Which applications can open RAR files?

Following software is capable to open RAR files:

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

Can RAR Files be opened by default on Windows or Linux?

In order to open RAR file special software is required. You either will need to download WinRAR for Windows or RAR console application for other platforms.

Is RAR available for free?

Yes, RAR console application and unrar extraction utility are completely free. WinRAR is available as free-to-try software.

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Extension Details
  Compression file format
Identifying Characters
  Hex: 52 61 72 21
  ASCII: Rar!
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