How to Open a RAR File

How to Open a RAR FileYou have downloaded a file with a”.rar” extension.

This is a RAR compressed file. How to see the content?

The easiest method to open a RAR file is to install a program like WinZip or WinRAR.
Both of these software applications will allow you to open a RAR file.
The default choice is WinRAR by the developers of the .rar file format, it’s not free, but you can use it for a period of 40 days (trial) without paying.

Rar is not free. 40 days trial period

In the alternative, you’ll want to use the free and open source 7-Zip application instead.

After clicking on the RAR file, your preferred software application will open and expose the contents of the RAR file automatically.


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Open a rar file for free with 7-zip

How to open the free 7-zip file

  • Downloaded 7-Zip from their web site ed install it on you computer.
  • You can right-click on any  .RAR file and easily choose to extract the files from the menu.

Extract a 7-zip file

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