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RAR file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .rar file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .rar file?
  • What program do I need to open a .rar file?
  • How can the .rar file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .rar files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ WinRAR Archive

.rar
Description:
RAR file is a WinRAR Archive. It 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. After you downloaded RAR file from Internet, you need to unpack its contents in order to use it.
Category: Archive files
Application: WinRAR
Mime-type: application/x-rar-compressed
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
RAR aliases:
001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 016, 032, r00, r01, r02, r03, r04, r05, r06, r07, r08, r09, r10, r11, r17, r30, r99
RAR related links:
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RAR related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive

ARJ Compressed Archive

Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File

LH ARC Archive

StuffIt Expander Archive

Tape Archive

Unix Gzipped TAR Archive

Compressed File

ZIP Archive

Zoo Compressed Archive

Other types of files may also use the .rar file extension.

🚫 The .rar file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

rzr, rag, tar, ar, rxr, rra, rat, raf, rad, gar, ear, arr, rwr, rr, rae

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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RAM Advanse Data File
Midtown Madness 2 Game Data
Houdini 3D Random Access Texture Map
TrueZIP Encrypted Archive
GridGain Archive
Remedy ARS Report
ISO Disk Image with Rock Ridge Extension
Fujifilm Raw Image
Real Audio Sound

🔴 Can't open a .rar file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:

example.rar

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .rar file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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