How can you access RAR Files on Windows and Mac?

Whenever we talk about archive formats of the files such as, the first thing that comes to our mind is zip. Zip is the most popular format which is followed by RAR. Now you must be thinking what RAR is, then you can say that RAR is an exclusive archive file format that supports data compression, error recovery, and file spanning. If you are thinking that unzipping a file on Windows and Mac devices is easy, then you are wrong.

Unzipping a file in RAR format is quite difficult because there are no built-in tools available in the Operating System which is not the case with other file formats. In case you come across a RAR file in your system and you want to view and decompress it, then you must go through the below-given section carefully.

3 steps to open a RAR file in Windows

As we have already discussed, there is no built-in tool in Windows OS that allows you to open RAR files for Office setup.

Therefore, it becomes quite essential to use a third-party RAR extractor in order to achieve this. Although there are so many popular RAR extractor tools available in the market, WinRAR is considered to be the best because it has an easy-to-use interface and features that are required to view and decompress RAR files.

But before you start with the process to extract a RAR file, you must download and install it. Then continue forward with the following steps:

  1. Turn on your computer and navigate to the Windows Explorer of our system.
  2. Now, select the RAR file that you wish to open by tapping on it.
  3. Finally, right-click on the file that you wish to “Open with WinRAR” option. This will action will extract the RAR files.

3 steps to open RAR File in Mac

Just like there is no option to extract a file in Windows, the same is the case with Mac. You need to have a third app in order to accomplish your task. Some of the most renowned apps that you can go for are The Unarchiver, WinZip, iZip, and UnRarX. The below-given demonstration has been shown in according to taking in to account the Unarchiver app. First, you have to download and install it, then go through the following steps:

  1. Open your computer and go to the Finder section.
  2. Now, select the file or folder which to decompress and it should contain a .rar extension.
  3. Now, right-click on the file and choose “The Unarchiver” option which is available under “Open with” tab.

In a conclusive viewpoint

Other opening or viewing a file, you can also extract it with ease and to do so, you just need to have the right third-party tool or app. The apps are also available for Android and iOS devices. For more information regarding extracting the Office setup RAR files from Windows, visit the blog page.