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How Do I Unpack a RAR File

May 15, 2013  |  Difficulty: Easy

where to download RarZilla©

RAR is a proprietary file format for data compression and archiving, developed by Russian programmer, Yevgeny Rosal. An alternative to the ZIP compression format, RAR is among the most used file compression and decompression systems.

Probably the most widely used application for working with RAR files is WinRAR™. This commercial file compression program is a paid application.

If you’d rather use a freeware solution to unpack a RAR-compressed file you’ve received, try RarZilla Free Unrar©, which is a simple and powerful application. The instructions below describe where to download it, how to install it and work with this application to unpack a file.   

Unpacking a file with RarZilla©:

  1. Launch your Internet browser and go to the RarZilla Free Unrar© homepage.
  2. Click on the green “Download” button and save the file to your hard drive.
  3. Launch the downloaded file, select your language and click on the “OK” button.
  4. Go through the installation wizard and install the application.
  5. To unrar any compressed file, run the RarZilla© application and click on the “Unrar…” button.
  6. Select the file and click on the “Open” button.
  7. Specify the output folder and click on the “OK” button.


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