Open R08 file

The most commonly used .r08 file type: Split Multi-volume RAR compressed file archive (part 10)

What is r08 file? Understanding and opening r08 files

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.r08 file type #1: Split Multi-volume RAR compressed file archive (part 10)

An r08 file extension is related to the split multi-volume RAR compressed file archives (part 10).

Further details

The r08 file extension is associated with WinRAR. Its one part of a multi-volume compressed RAR archive.

Some rar files can be parts of a multi-volume sequences. In WinRAR you can split a huge archive to a few smaller files, which are called volumes.

Older versions of WinRAR used either:

  • .rar or exe (SFX) for first volume
  • .r01, r02, r03 .... etc. for any additional volumes


  • .rar or exe (SFX) for first volume
  • .001, .002, .003 .... etc. for any additional volumes

The newer versions of WinRAR are using:

  • .rar or exe (SFX) .... etc. for first volume
  • .part1.rar, .part2.rar, part3.rar for any additional volumes

In order to unpack the multi-volume RAR archive, you need to place ALL of the split parts in the same directory and start extraction of the first volume. The program will automatically use all of the parts to extract the content of the archive.

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One of the oldest and most popular shareware file archiver and data compression utility

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RAR for Linux

Linux version of popular file archiver

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RAR for Mac

A Mac version of popular RAR program

.r08 file type #2: Norton Ghost rar archive

An r08 file extension is related to the Norton Ghost, a backup software. An r08 file stores backup archive in RAR format.

Further details

File extension is used by Norton Ghost. Backup file in RAR compression format. .r08 file extension is most often used by WinRAR for split archive file. This file format is described at this site.

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Norton Ghost

Older disk cloning and backup utility from Norton

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Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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