Updated: 01/31/2019 by Computer Hope

A collection of various file formats.Short for Roshal ARchive, RAR is a file format, typically used for data compression (similar to ZIP files), error recovery, and file spanning, developed by Eugene Roshal. The most common file extensions for a RAR format is .rar (for compressed files) and .rev (for recovery files). 7-Zip and WinRAR are the most common software programs used for creating files in the RAR format and extracting the contents of the RAR file.

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