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Open 150+ file formats, including ACE, CAB, DMG, ISO, RAR, UDF, ZIPX archives.
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Open and extract RAR files

Open and extract RAR files

How to manage RAR file extension

is a popular archive format introduced by RarLab program WinRAR (shareware file archiving utility, free for 40 days) for Microsoft Windows platform, and ported to Linux (only as extractor) by the same Author, Eugene Roshal. Initial application release dates back to 1995, last RAR5 standard revision is from 2013.

RAR formatrar file format specifications is well known for the high compression ratio archives (superior compared to zip, comparable with 7z and zipx formats), strong encryption and advanced error correctionWiki RAR recovery records / data recovery capabilities (recovery records).

PeaZip is a free opener and extractor for RAR files, it supports by default RAR browsing, testing and extraction on Linux and Windows, through the Open Source implementation rewritten as free software by Igor Pavlov in 7z/7-Zipopen source rar tool and p7zip. This back-end utility, since release 15.06, supports extraction of both legacy .rar files (up to RARv2.9/RAR4 format) and new RAR5 files.

PeaZip users can chose if handling RAR5 format through Open Source 7z/p7zip code (default) or, as alternative extraction engine, through RarLab's unrar binary implementation, which is made available by original Author as freeware, royalty-free and with full sources, but due unrar licensing restrictions (the code cannot be modified in order to obtain a RAR compressor) it is considered not OSI -compliant and it is consequently offered as additional, separate package. UNRAR5 Plugin can be downloaded from Add-ons page.

Extract RAR files (unrar)

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To uncompress (unrar) one or multiple RAR archives through PeaZip you can:
  • Use context menu entry "Extract here" or "Extract here (to new folder)"
  • Use context menu entry "Extract..." to be asked for decompression output path and other options
  • Open the archive in PeaZip and use "Extract" button (you can chose output path, enter password and other options before confirming with "Ok") to extract selected object, or Ctrl+E for quick extraction simply specifying output path.
  • Open the archive in PeaZip and drag desired objects from the application to the system (the opposite can be used to add objects to the archive)
  • Open the archive in PeaZip and doubleclick on an archived file to preview it

Open encrypted RAR archives

RAR archive format supports encryption, protecting from extraction (and optionally protecting from unauthorized browsing) without knowing the right password.
To enter a password in PeaZip click in the locker icon encrypt rar file in the status bar (in the file/archive browser) or the locker icon below output address field in extraction or archiving interfaces, or click Tools > Enter password / keyfile in main menu, or press F9.

Handle spanned (split) RAR files

Spanned RAR files (archives split in multiple volumes) are usually named with extension .PART01.RAR, .R00, .R01, .R02... or .001, or .001.RAR. It is usually needed to save all the files of the set in the same folder, and to double click on the first volume (the one with the lowest number in the suffix), in order to open or extract the whole archive - the procedute will take care of merging data spanned in different volumes when needed.

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