Open RAR file

The most commonly used .rar file type: RAR archive

How to open rar files?

rar file icon Have you had trouble opening the rar file on your computer? What are rar files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is rar file?

Archives compressed using RAR or WinRAR utilities have a rar extension. The RAR format, along with the ZIP format, is among the most frequently used and can be opened by nearly all archiving tools.

RAR archive description

RAR file is a compressed file archive format that can store multiple files and folders in a single compressed package.

The RAR format allows for strong data encryption, error recovery, and file spanning. It is commonly used to reduce the overall size of files and folders, making them easier to send over the internet or to save storage space.

This format was developed by Eugene Roshal and is used by the WinRAR file archiver to compress and decompress data.

Suggested software to open rar file


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

RAR for Linux

Linux version of popular file archiver

RAR for Mac

A Mac version of popular RAR program

Other RAR file name extensions using the same .rar suffix

.rar - Java JCA Resource Adapter module

Files with rar file extension are also occasionally found as files in aa special Java JCA Resource Adapter module file format.

Open rar file with: Java

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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