Thursday, March 20, 2008

Open a RAR File with Free Software Utility

I’m not really sure why the un-archive RAR utility is not come by default in windows since it can open various compress file format.

How to open a RAR file?


If you receive or download a *.rar file and unable to open it, you probably have heard of using the WinRAR to open it. However the problem is this WinRAR is evaluation copy! If you’re okay with evaluation copy - trial version, you can go ahead to download WinRAR software here.


To completely open the RAR with a free tool, you should try 7-Zip open source software.


Since 7-Zip this is the open source, don’t expect it is 100% free of bugs. I have been using it and I noticed there are few bugs here and there (e.g. browse button doesn't work). These bugs are usually minor and can be worked around pretty fast. Enjoy!

Download 7-Zip here.

6 Comments:

Shuva said...

This is cool, it also unpacks .ISO, .RPM, .MSI, .CPIO, .CAB. Thanks very much for posting this.

ChampDog said...

Hi Shuva, how are you? It is good that you like to tool. Thanks for showing us that it also supports other formats. :)

Polina said...

Thank you very much for the tool, it is really useful. Really appreciated.

ChampDog said...

You're welcome!

The Net of Inter said...

yeah, i always wondered about that. had it for years and love it. what ARE the drawbacks of the trial version? don't know a soul who's actually bought it.

ChampDog said...

Perhaps the time limitation? No? I kind of forget...


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