RAR File Extension

WinRAR Compressed Archive File Type

Extension .rar
Developer Eugene Roshal
Popularity 5.0 (6 Votes)
Mime Type application/x-rar-compressed
Default Program RARLAB WinRAR
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 6/1/2021


What is a RAR File Extension?

RAR file extension is created by Eugene Roshal, also known as WinRAR Compressed Archive. RAR has been classified as Common File Types. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open RAR files in RARLAB WinRAR program.

Free RAR File Online Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .RAR (WinRAR Compressed Archive) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to RAR, merge, split and compare the RAR files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.



RAR Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the WinRAR Compressed Archive .RAR File Extensions while opening the .RAR files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open RAR Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for WinRAR Compressed Archive on your system such as RARLAB WinRAR.
  2. Associate default Rarlab RARLAB WinRAR program for *.rar (WinRAR Compressed Archive) files.

    Associate RAR Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.RAR (e.g example.rar) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Rarlab RARLAB WinRAR program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .rar files.

    Associate RAR Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.RAR (e.g example.rar) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Rarlab RARLAB WinRAR program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .RARLAB WinRAR extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.


All Platform Software Programs for RAR File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the RAR files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open RAR File on Windows

Software License Developer
ACD Systems ACDSee image. ACD Systems ACDSee 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
ESTsoft ALZip image. ESTsoft ALZip 8 for Windows  Open estsoft website. Freeware ESTsoft
Richard Bannister Audio Overload image. Richard Bannister Audio Overload 2 for Windows  Open richard bannister website. Freeware Richard Bannister
Catalina Group B1 Free Archiver image. Catalina Group B1 Free Archiver 0.6 for Windows  Open catalina group website. Open Source Catalina Group
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for Windows  Open calibre website. Open Source Calibre
Igor Pavlov 7-Zip image. Igor Pavlov 7-Zip 16 for Windows  Open 7 zip website. Open Source 7-Zip
PeaZip image. PeaZip 5 for Windows  Open peazip website. Open Source PeaZip
ConeXware PowerArchiver image. ConeXware PowerArchiver 2019 for Windows  Open conexware website. Commercial ConeXware
Rockstar Games Max Payne image. Rockstar Games Max Payne 000 for Windows  Open rockstar games max payne website. Paid Rockstar Games Max Payne
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe image. Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010 for Windows  Open smith micro website. Commercial Smith Micro
E-merge WinAce image. E-merge WinAce 2 for Windows  Open e merge website. Shareware E-merge
WinMount International WinMount image. WinMount International WinMount 3 for Windows  Open winmount international website. Commercial WinMount International
RARLAB WinRAR image. RARLAB WinRAR 5 for Windows  Open rarlab website. Shareware RARLAB
Corel WinZip image. Corel WinZip 25 STANDARD for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Zipeg image. Zipeg 2 for Windows  Open zipeg website. Open Source Zipeg

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen RAR File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Incredible Bee Archiver image. Incredible Bee Archiver 2 for MacOs  Open incredible bee website. Commercial Incredible Bee
Richard Bannister Audio Overload image. Richard Bannister Audio Overload 2 for MacOs  Open richard bannister website. Freeware Richard Bannister
Catalina Group B1 Free Archiver image. Catalina Group B1 Free Archiver 0.6 for MacOs  Open catalina group website. Open Source Catalina Group
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for MacOs  Open calibre website. Open Source Calibre
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac image. Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac 16 for MacOs  Open smith micro website. Commercial Smith Micro
Dag Agren The Unarchiver image. Dag Agren The Unarchiver 4 for MacOs  Open dag agren website. Freeware Dag Agren
Corel WinZip Mac image. Corel WinZip Mac 8 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Zipeg image. Zipeg 2 for MacOs  Open zipeg website. Open Source Zipeg

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen RAR file on Linux

Software License Developer
Richard Bannister Audio Overload image. Richard Bannister Audio Overload 2 for Linux  Open richard bannister website. Freeware Richard Bannister
Catalina Group B1 Free Archiver image. Catalina Group B1 Free Archiver 0.6 for Linux  Open catalina group website. Open Source Catalina Group
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for Linux  Open calibre website. Open Source Calibre
PeaZip image. PeaZip 5 for Linux  Open peazip website. Open Source PeaZip

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen RAR file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen RAR file on iOS

Software License Developer
Pengui Zhao Zip RAR File Extractor image. Pengui Zhao Zip RAR File Extractor 000 for iOS  Open pengui zhao zip rar file extractor website. Free+ Pengui Zhao Zip RAR File Extractor

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen RAR file on Android

Software License Developer
RARLAB RAR for Android image. RARLAB RAR for Android 5 for Android  Open rarlab website. Freeware RARLAB

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

RAR file extension icon image.About RAR - WinRAR Compressed Archive

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Updated 6/1/2021




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