How to open a file with .rar extension?

File Type : Archive file type
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .rar file

Searching for the right program to open .rar files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.


What is .rar file extension?

RAR (Roshal Archive) files is an extension named after Eugene Roshal, developer of the RAR compression algorithm. It is the innate format of WinRAR archive and can be opened on almost all the computer platforms. The RAR files are data containers that can easily store one or more files in the compressed form. RAR has its own proprietary compression algorithm that is now used by other compressors like 7zip etc. RAR compression has a much higher compression ratio as compared to other compression techniques like ZIP. And this makes .RAR extension much more preferable. You can even create multi-volume archives with RAR split over several compressed files. These files can be transferred to multiple disks. These split file archives use the file extension R followed by the digit that corresponds the part of the split archive. For example: “R00” to “R99” may have the standard .RAR extension. RAR files are required to be unzipped before they can be used. WinRAR provides complete support for creating and unpacking RAR files. Users can easily zip and unzip files with this extension.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open rarfiles:

  • Smith Micro Stufflt Deluxe 2010
  • WinRAR 5
  • Zipeg
  • Corel WinZip 18.5
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
  • 7-Zip
  • PeaZip
  • B1 Free Archiver
  • WinMount International WinMount
  • Whirling Dervishes Alpha ZIP
  • Free RAR Extract Frog
  • Corel WinZip Mac 3
  • Smith Micro Stufflt Deluxe 2010
  • UnRarX
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
  • Incredible Bee Archiver
  • The Unarchiver
  • B1 Free Archiver
  • Zipeg
  • RARLAB RAR for Android
  • ES File Explorer File Manager
  • Adobe Reader for Windows Phone
  • iFile Free
  • Zip & RAR File Extractor
  • unrar
  • B1 Free Archiver