File Extension RAR

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File Extension RAR

RAR is an archive file format that supports data compression, error recovery, and file spanning. It was developed by Eugene Roshal (hence the name RAR: Roshal ARchive) and currently licensed by Win.RAR GmbH.

The filename extension used by RAR is .rar for the data volume set and .rev for the recovery volume set.

Sometimes RAR file size is to huge so it cannot fit into storage device. When this happens RAR file is broken into several volumes. These volumes are named as rxx where XX is number of the volume.

For example if you're creating RAR archive with 10 parts named myarchive it will have following components:

Version 1 and 2 archive files were often used in conjunction with a parchive file archiver to create parity files for error recovery when using less-than-perfect file transmission and storage media such as newsgroups, satellite transmission, and optical discs. Version 3 has eliminated the need for 3rd party post-processing.

There are many ways to open file with specific file extension. There could be also multiple applications which you can use to open RAR file. To learn more about it open File Extension RAR . Also you can try using hex or text editors like HexView or Notepad++ to open rar files.

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