How To Open RAR Files Using Winzip?

Open RAR File In Window 10






RAR files are mostly downloaded when you download software from the internet. The software is put into a RAR file so that they can be compressed down to a smaller size. It also makes the file faster to download. RAR files can also be protected with a password so that the contents remain hidden if you want so. The compressed RAR files are created by the WinRAR archiver and can be split into multi-volume archives if the file is large. You will need to extract these files, similarly like Zip files.

How to open RAR files on Windows 10?

Here are the steps to be used to open RAR files:

  1. Firstly, you need to save the RAR file to the desktop. If you have downloaded it from a website, it may have been saved in the Downloads folder in your Documents or user directory.
  2. Go to the ‘Start’ menu or from the desktop shortcut launch WinZip. Click on ‘File’ and then click on ‘Open’ to open the compressed file.
  3. Double-click on the compressed file extension associated with the WinZip program.
  4. Now, select all the files and folders inside the compressed file or only those files you want to open using the CTRL key and then left-click on them.
  5. Click on Unzip and then select Unzip to PC or Cloud in the WinZip toolbar from the UnZip tab.
  6. Click on the destination folder to keep the extracting files and click on the ‘Unzip’ button.
  7. After this, you will see all the extracted files in the destination folder.

Open RAR files on Android

  1. Begin by downloading the RAR file on your Android device.
  2. Then, download the WinZip app from the Play Store.
  3. After downloading, click on ‘Open’ to open WinZip.
  4. Click on ‘Start’ and then go to your RAR file.
  5. Press and hold the RAR file and you will see a menu.
  6. Select the option ‘Unzip to..’ and then select a place to unzip the folder.
  7. At last, click on ‘UNZIP HERE’ given at the bottom right corner of the screen. Doing this will open the RAR file and you can see and work with the file.

So now you know how to open RAR files on Windows 10, just download and install WinZip to open all your RAR files and then get access to the easiest and practical file compression, encryption and other data backup capabilities.

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