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Extract Data From A RAR File
|If you have RAR files on your system
then you will be unable to open them with Windows Explorer. Instead, can
use the WinRAR or 7-Zip utility, see Programs
How To Extract Files From WinRar
WinRAR offers support for other file formats, including ZIP, 7-Zip (see below), CAB, GZip, TAR and even ISO. You can use the setup screen to toggle which of these is supported within your installed version (this can be changed later), along with determining which items are included in the context menu. (If this slows down Windows Explorer, you can edit or remove these).
Options within the WinRAR app include tools for viewing and finding files, as well as a virus check.WinRAR is paid software, and after the trial nag screen will ask you to upgrade to the paid version every time you run the software. To get around this, right-click your RAR files and select one of the Extract options, which automatically unpacks the archive.Of course if you use the software regularly, we suggest you pay the reasonable €29,95 license. Or you could use the next tool.
How To Extract Files From 7-Zip
This isn’t the only reason to like it, however. For Windows users, it is the best universal option, capable of dealing with its proprietary format as well as ZIP, RAR, TAR, Gzip and other files.
Unzipping archives using 7-Zip is happily easy. The utility will integrate itself into the context menu in Windows, enabling you to use the options such as Open archive,Extract files…, Extract here, Extract to "[filename]\” by simply right-clicking the archive and selecting 7-Zip, as illustrated.If you don’t need to use RAR files and have plenty of ZIP archives, but occasionally need to open other formats, 7-Zip is probably the best option; it also has a better compression ratio (2-10%) than WinZip.
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