How to Extract RAR Files in Windows 8, Windows 10: Easy Guide

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Extracting your “.rar” files in Windows 8 or in Windows 10 can be a task that will take you no more than five minutes of your time but you will have to be aware of the software needed for you to be able to extract your files. The software available for Windows 8 and Windows 10 in order to extract your files can be free if you use a trial version or you can buy the full version depending on your needs.
program for extracting rar files in Windows 8 and Windows 10
Usually the best application suitable for Windows 8 or Windows 10 is the WinRAR app that you can buy from any available Windows Store or you could download the “7 Zip” and not pay anything for it.

I will explain how you can use bought of the applications and get your files extracted in no time. You will have to follow the tutorial below for a detailed explanation on how to extract the .rar files in Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Tutorial for extracting the “.rar” files using a Windows 8 or Windows 10 system

Now we are going to do the steps posted below for a quick understanding on how to extract the “.rar” “files:

  1. After you successfully installed the 7-Zip application to your Windows 8 or Windows 10 device you will need to locate your .rar file.
  2. Right click on the “.rar” file to open the folders menu.
  3. Left click on the feature “7-Zip” you have presented in that menu.
  4. Now after left clicking on the “7-Zip” feature you will have a series of options available to choose from.
  5. If you want to extract the .rar files to the location you have the .rar folder then you will need to left click on the feature “Extract Here”.
    Note: For viewing the contents of the .rar folder you only have to double click (left click) on the folder.
  6. If you want to extract the .rar files to your “/Downloads” directory you only have to left click on the feature “Extract to \Downloads”.
  7. If you want to extract the .rar file to a specific directory left click on the “Extract files…” and under the “Extract to:” feature select the directory you want to copy them to and then left click on the “OK” button presented in the lower side of the screen.
  8. For the WinRAR version you can apply the same tutorial posted above but you will have instead of “7-zip” name the “WinRAR” name.

So now that you have your .rar file extracted you can go ahead and carry out your work on the Windows 8 and Windows 10 device without any issue. Also if you have any questions regarding the extraction of the .rar file please write us below and we will see what we can do to help you further .

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