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RAR file format description

Many people share .rar files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .rar file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .rar files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.rar - WinRAR Archive

The RAR archive files are related to WinRAR. RAR file is a WinRAR Archive. It is the native format of WinRAR archiver. Like other archives, RAR files are data containers, they store one or several files in the compressed form. After you downloaded RAR file from Internet, you need to unpack its contents in order to use it.

Application:
WinRAR
Category:
Archive files
Mime-type:
application/x-rar-compressed
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 016, 032, r00, r01, r02, r03, r04, r05, r06, r07, r08, r09, r10, r11, r17, r30, r99
WinRAR Archive related extensions:
.rev
WinRAR Recovery Volume

Naturally, other applications may also use the .rar file extension. Even harmful programs can create .rar files. Be especially cautious with .rar files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .rar file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:

example.rar

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .rar file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

rr, rag, far, tar, ar, rxr, rra, rat, raf, rad, gar, ear, arr, rzr, rwr

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

.rr
ISO Disk Image with Rock Ridge Extension
.rag
RAM Advanse Data File
.far
Farandole Composer Music Module
.rat
Houdini 3D Random Access Texture Map
.ar
Midtown Madness 2 Game Data
.rae
TrueZIP Encrypted Archive

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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