For file compression
, the RAR file format
) is necessary. RAR is an acronym for Roshal Archive, inspired by the name of its developer, Eugene Roshal, and it is used during data compression, error recovery, and file spanning.
This tutorial will show you how to create and open
a file of this type.
How to Create a RAR File
You must first download a data compression utility that supports RAR formats. The original version of Download WinRAR
can both create compressed RAR files and extract them effectively.
After installing the software on your computer system, select the folder that you want to compress and right-click it. Choose Add to archive
from the list.
The Archive Name and Parameters
window will pop up. In the General
section, enter a name for the compressed folder in the Archive Name
field, and select where you want the compressed file to be saved. Ensure that the archive format is set to RAR
and that the compression method is set to the speed that you want.
to confirm the process.
To create an RAR files directly from the WinRAR program, simply use the Add
feature within the software.
How To Open a RAR File
Open the archive by double-clicking its icon. When the WinRAR window pops up, select the folder that you want to extract and choose the Extract To
icon from the menu bar.
From the General
section, select where you want the folder to be extracted to. You can also make changes to the Update Mode
and Overwrite Mode
sections, if you wish.
Click Save Settings
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