You know RAR files, don’t you? No need to worry, if you do not know it yet, because you will surely come across one of them. But, as our computer cannot open it easily we put it aside, and forget about this file. Yes, this is the main problem with RAR files. And since everything has a solution, we will show you how to open RAR files.
Continue reading our article. Our mission is to show you how to open files.
What is a RAR file?
The name RAR archive (Roshal Archive) is due to its inventor, Eugene Roshal. It is basically a series of folders that have multiple files that have been compressed in order to save space. This is done for ease of downloading and distribution over the Internet. With the help of various free programs, we can extract and open RAR files on our computer and mobile devices with iOS and Android operating systems.
Programs to open RAR files
In order to know how to open RAR files, we must take into account the wide variety of mobile devices and computers that exist today. Thanks to this, we have various programs to run RAR files in different formats for computers and mobiles such as Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
How to open RAR files on Iphone
For the iOS system, we have the IZip app. This is a free application with which we can open our RAR files easily. Here are the 4 steps to follow:
- Download the App. This can be easily found in our App Store.
- Once we have the App we have to open the application where the RAR file is saved. When we click on it will open a screen in the middle of the mobile, with the name of the RAR file.
- Then we must follow the simple guide steps provided by the application.
- In the final point we will press the icon where the up arrow is. We will look for the Izip icon, click “OK” and that’s it! From now on we can open all RAR files.
How to open RAR files on Android
For this type of mobile devices it is much simpler. It requires only two steps:
- The first thing we will do is download the RAR file on our mobile. We will also download WinZip; this is a totally free application.
- After this we will go to the folder where the file is located.
- This fabulous app will allow us to open all compressed files, including RAR files included in our Dropbox.
How to open RAR files in Windows
With so many versions of Windows we have today, the program we use will depend on the type of windows we have. The most common one for everyone is WinRar.
WinRar is a safe and free tool for compressed files. First we download the WinRar program. At the end of the download and installation we will be able to see the folder with the name of the application. All that remains is to find the file and run it, and in this way you will be able to view all the compressed contents.
These are some of the most useful applications and programs for viewing RAR files. See how easy it is? Now you know how to open RAR files.