How to open a RAR file

WinZip can easily open a RAR file, created using Roshal ARchive compression, a proprietary algorithm that is now used by other compressors.

To unzip RAR files:

  1. Download and install WinZip on your computer.
  2. Double-click on the RAR file icon.

That's it! Your file will open in WinZip.

WinZip unzips the widest range of file formats, including:

  • 7Z
  • RAR
  • BZ2
  • LHA and LZH
  • CAB
  • ISO and IMG
  • TAR
  • GZ, TAZ, and TGZ
  • TZ and Z
  • UUencoded
  • XXencoded
  • MIME
  • BinHex
  • Zipx
  • And more (of course)

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