Open RAR files with File Viewer Plus

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A RAR Compressed Archive open in File Viewer Plus 3

Do you need to open a RAR-compressed archive (.RAR file)?

File Viewer Plus can open RAR files! It can be used to extract the contents of the archive and view the list of folders or files that File Viewer Plus extracted.

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What is a .RAR file?

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The RAR format was first introduced in the mid-1990s with the initial release of WinRAR and has since become a popular compression format along with ZIP and 7Z. RAR files are typically created by WinRAR, which is a Windows program used to compress files to reduce their size for transportation or storage purposes.

RAR files are most often used to store large files, such as a video or camera raw file, or a collection of files. You may acquire a RAR file via email from a coworker or friend looking to share large or numerous files. Or you may download content in a RAR file from a website. Regardless of how you acquire a RAR archive, File Viewer Plus is a great option for extracting its contents.

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File Viewer Plus RAR Support


While File Viewer Plus supports most password-protected RAR archives, it does not support password-protected RAR5 archives.

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