Open R26 file

The most commonly used .r26 file type: Split Multi-volume RAR compressed file archive (part 28)

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.r26 file type #1: Split Multi-volume RAR compressed file archive (part 28)

An r26 file extension is related to the split multi-volume RAR compressed file archive (part 28) files.

Further details

The r26 file extension is associated with WinRAR. Its one part of a multi-volume compressed RAR archive.

RAR 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. Compressed archives are common on internet, especially on sharing sites. After you have downloaded RAR file from Internet, you need to unpack its contents in order to use it. Comparing to ZIP file format, RAR provides a number of advanced features: more convenient multipart (multivolume) archives, tight compression including special solid, multimedia and text modes, strong AES-128 encryption, recovery records helping to repair an archive even in case of physical data damage, Unicode support to process non-English file names and a lot more.

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

Or:

 

  • .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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WinRAR

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

.r26 file type #2: Norton Ghost rar archive

An r26 file extension is related to the Norton Ghost software. An r26 file contains some kind of data used by Norton Ghost.

Further details

The r26 file extension is used by Norton Ghost. Backup file in RAR compression format. .r26 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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