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How To Open RAR Files

RAR is a proprietary archive file format that supports data compression, error recovery, and file spanning. RAR is a popular format for archiving multiple large files. It will bear the filename extension .rar.

Opening or extracting a RAR file is simple. 7-Zip is free open-source software, and is the best option to open nearly any archived or compressed file.


  • 1

    Download and install 7-Zip.

  • 2

    Download or save the .rar file you wish to open. Right click on the .rar file’s icon.

  • 3

    Select 7-Zip > Open Archive, or 7-Zip > Extract Files.


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