Open R24 file

The most commonly used .r24 file type: Split Multi-volume RAR compressed file archive (part 26)

What is r24 file? Understanding and opening r24 files

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.r24 file type #1: Split Multi-volume RAR compressed file archive (part 26)

The .r24 file extension is related to the Split Multi-volume RAR compressed file archive (part 24).  

Further details

The r24 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 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

.r24 file type #2: Norton Ghost rar archive

An r24 file extension is related to the Norton Ghost, a backup solution from Symantec. An r24 file contains archive crated by Norton Ghost.

Further details

File extension is used by Norton Ghost. Backup file in RAR compression format. .r24 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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