If you have downloaded a file with a”.rar” extension (my full biab collection)

How to Open a RAR File

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.


Mac Users.

The Unarchiver is the app you need to open RAR on Mac. It’s times more powerful than the native macOS utility and supports infinitely more archive formats.  The Mac App “The UnArchiver” is free, works instantly, easily, and without issue.

Developers Sites





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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