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A RAR file is an archive created by WinRAR application. The RAR file is a data container which holds one or multiple files and folders.  RAR file uses its proprietary compression algorithm to compress data in it. When compressing large file sets, the RAR file can be split into multiple parts.  It can also be encrypted with a password to protect important files. 

To open RAR file, please follow the steps,

  • Run PowerISO.

  • Click the "Open" button on toolbar or choose "File > Open" menu.

  • An "Open file" dialog will popup. Navigate to the folder containing the rar file, select the file, then click "Open" button.

  • If the RAR file is encrypted, PowerISO will prompt you to enter the password to open the file. Enter the correct password, then click "OK".

  • PowerISO will open the RAR file, and list all files and folders in it. You can then browse and view contents in the rar file. 

  • If you want to extract files in the RAR file, please select the files you want t extract, then click the "Extract" button on toolbar to open "Extract rar file" dialog. If no file is selected, all files in the rar file will be extracted.

  • Choose the destination directory for extraction. If you want to extract all files, you should select "All files" option. Otherwise, only selected files will be extracted.

  • Click the "OK" button to start extracting. PowerISO will show the progress information during extraction. After the operation complete, you can find the extracted files in destination folder.


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