Sunday, May 5, 2019


RAR files are developed by Eugene Roshal; it stands for Roshal Archive files. RAR files are a compressed file which contains data, it can contain various files.

Before getting into how to open RAR files, let’s see why we need RAR files. There are two factors that comes when talking RAR files, compressed files and easy to download. As we know these are compressed files so the files consisting inside a RAR file takes more space then it shows as a RAR file, the RAR file compresses the files and the file size will be smaller. When we download softwares we usually see the downloaded file is a RAR file, it is because a RAR file can consist various files and it very inconvenient to download a whole lot of files. It is easier to download and it takes a lesser space which can be downloaded in a lesser time. We could also put a lock on RAR files providing a password. Security is a great feature of RAR files. These are the reasons why we use RAR files.

Now, let’s learn how to open RAR files.

To open RAR files you will need software, there are a lots of softwares available on the internet and totally free to download. There are different softwares for different platforms; androids, iphones, windows, imacs and linux.


Now, to open RAR files on android devices,

The first thing you need is an app to unrar a RAR file on android devices. So, you’ll need to download the app. To download the app, first open the PlayStore on your android device.

Then search RAR on the search box, you will see RAR app. Then tap on Install to download and install the RAR app.

Once it is installed, open the app. Then select the RAR file from your files and tap on the Unrar icon on the top of the screen.

Then you will be asked the destination where you want to unrar the files, choose your desired destination and your files will be open to access. Sometimes files are protected and requires password to open. To get the passwords you have to check the source from where the RAR files have been downloaded on your device.

But, if you want to open RAR files on iphones, then you’ll need an application to unrar it.

So, to unrar files on iphone and ipad devices, the first thing you need to do is download the app, open the app store, then search for Winzip and download it. 

Once you have downloaded the app, you can unrar it by just taping on the RAR file and you will be asked to open the file with a pop up of “Open With”, then you will have to open the file with Winzip. 

Sometimes files are protected and requires password to open. To get the passwords you have to check the source from where the RAR files have been downloaded on your device.

Now, if you use Windows PC and want to open RAR files then,

You have to download software on your PC to unrar files on Windows. There are a whole lot of softwares to unrar files, but I recommend Winrar.

You can download Winrar and then Install it on your Windows PC. While Installing keep in mind to install the one which matches your OS bit configuration, if you are using x64 bit OS then install the x64 bit or what your OS bit configuration meets version. Once you have downloaded the software, install it. Now, once you have installed the software, you can now open the RAR files.

To open the RAR files, go to the file which you want to unrar and right click on the file select winrar and choose extract here.

Then you will see the option to extract files click on that and it will ask the destination where you want to place the files select the destination and click OK.

You can find the files on the location you have selected; you can also unrar the files on the same location where your RAR file is situated, to do that instead of clicking on Extract files you will have to click extract here and your files will be extracted there.

You can also double click on the RAR file and select the files individually which you want to unrar.

Now, to open RAR files on imacs you need to download application.

First you have to download application from your macstore to unrar files on imac OS PC

You’ll need to download Unarchiver, it can also downloaded from its website. I recommend to download it from its website. The OS store has some limitations which the website does not have. 

Once you have downloaded the application install it. 

Now, you can open the RAR file by right clicking and choose open with and select Unarchiver or drag and drop it to Unarchiver icon.

These are the few ways to Open RAR files on different platforms. Hope it helped you. Comment below for any queries.

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