RAR file format

RAR is a proprietary archive file format created by Eugene Roshal in 1995. He was a Russian software engineer who designed it with the idea of storing information – in compressed or normal form – in mind.

The filename extensions used by RAR are the following ones: .rar for the data volume set, as well as .rev for the recovery volume set. Moreover, the minimum size of a RAR file is 20 bytes.

At the moment, there are quite a few software applications available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS, FreeBSD, Android, and not only, for the extraction of RAR files.

Quick RAR tips to apply with ease

To discover reliable options to organize your files, take a closer look at our Software Tools & Utilities section.