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What is a .rar file and how to use it?

Category: File manipulation
Composed by: that-ben
On: 2019-02-27 12:56:36
Updated by: that-ben
On: 2019-03-09 15:50:16

What is a .rar file?

A .rar file is a RAR archive, much like a ZIP file, except it's a proprietary format mostly used under the Windows environment.


How to use or extract .rar archives contents?

To extract or expand a .rar archive, you simply open it with your favorite decompression tool, as it is widely supported.


Under Classic Mac OS (before Mac OS X)

Mac OS 8.1 to Mac OS 9.2.2: Stuffit Expander 6.0 or higher

Mac OS 7.x: Mac UnRAR


Under Mac OS X

Use The Unarchiver


Under Windows

Use WinRAR



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