Open R16 file

The most commonly used .r16 file type: Split Multi-volume RAR compressed file archive (part 18)

What is r16 file? Understanding and opening r16 files

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.r16 file type #1: Split Multi-volume RAR compressed file archive (part 18)

An r16 file extension is related to the split multi-volume RAR compressed file archives (part 18).

Further details

The r16 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) for first volume
  • .part1.rar, .part2.rar, part3.rar ....etc. for any aditional volumes

In order to unpack the multi-volume RAR archive, you need to place ALL of the splited 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

.r16 file type #2: Norton Ghost rar file

Files with r16 extension are associated with Norton Ghost program.

Further details

The r16 file extension is used by Norton Ghost. Backup file in RAR compression format. The .r16 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

.r16 file type #3: 16bit heightmap

Files featuring the r16 extension may be found as 16bit heightmap tile files, which are graphical depictions of terrain layers.

Further details

R16 file is a type of file format used in computer graphics to represent a heightmap tile.

A grayscale image with white parts representing high areas and black portions representing low areas is called a heightmap, which is used in 3D modeling to build terrain or landscape models.

The R16 format refers to the 16-bit resolution of the heightmap, which provides a high level of detail in the terrain.

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A sketching and painting program

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Adobe Photoshop

One of the best bitmap graphic editing program

What file extension actually is?

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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