You can find the best free software that you can use to open RAR files on your Windows computer. These are the best alternatives to the paid WinRAR software (trial exists).
RAR technology enables you to pack many files into one and save space as well. Earlier ZIP files were popular but now RAR has taken over.
Did you know that RAR stands for Roshal Archive? It is named after its Russian Developer, a software engineer named Eugene Roshal.
Here are some of the best free software that you can use to UNRAR files on your Windows computer:
7-Zip is one of the most famous RAR openers in the world. You can find both 32-bit and 64-bit versions for your Windows computer. It is compatible with Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2016 / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT.
With 7-Zip you can:
Pack/unpack: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
Unpack only: AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR, and Z.
It is recommended by us and it works flawlessly. And it is FREE.
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PeaZip is another alternative to WinRar which is free as well. There is PeaZip for Windows 32 & 64 bit, Linux/BSD and a portable version also.
You can use PeaZip to open RAR files, 7z, Zip, and 180 file formats in total.
With Zipware you can extract RAR, ZIP, ISO, GZIP and many more. You can also create ZIP, 7Z and EXE packages with password protection.
It works on Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista, Server 2012, 2016, 2008, 2003, Windows 32/64 bit, and Windows .NET 4.0.
4) Free RAR Extractor
Download: Free RAR Extractor
So this is another Free RAR opener for Windows 32/64 bit OS. It also supports .NET Framework 4.0 and above.
I personally use 7-Zip and it works really well. I hope you give it a try as well.