How Do I Open a RAR File Without WinZip?

by Way Binary Troubleshooting Technical Blogs

The RAR is a file type used to send the data in the compressed format. It is typically used over the internet to keep the data in a single file and keeping the size down at the same time. If you are a small business owner, then you must have encountered the RAR files in sending and receiving data. 

RAR file is created by a tool called WinRAR, and the receiver has to have the tool in order to extract the data from the file. WinRAR is one of the best software to compress the file size, and it also supports enhanced security features such as encryption, which is why it is one of the preferred file types for sending large and confidential files over the internet. WinRAR is a paid tool, and you have to purchase a license to use it. If you are looking for alternatives that can open the RAR files without WinRAR or WinZip, here is the list. 

Here is the list of software you can use to open RAR file Windows 10


7-Zip is one of the best alternatives you’ll find online for WinRAR, which allows you to extract the data from the RAR file. It is available for both Windows and Linux, and it uses a proprietary file format called 7Z. 7Z file format has better compression abilities than offered by WinRAR and other zip files. The point is that you can use this tool to create, send, or extract data over the internet without any worry. 

The best part is that you can download and install it for free. After you have 7-Zip installed on your system, right-click on the RAR file to extract the data and enter the password if its password protected. 


Another wonderful tool to open the Zip and RAR files is PeaZip, and it is available for Windows and Linux. Once you have this tool installed on your system, you can easily access different zip file formats such as RAR, zip, and 7z. This tool will help you open RAR files windows 10 with ease. 

To open the RAR file with PeaZip:

  • Download and install the tool on your system and open it. 

  • Now, you can navigate to the RAR file on the computer and see the contents of the file.

  • Select the file from the PeaZip browser and then click on the Extract button located at the top toolbar. 

That’s how you can use PeaZip to extract data from RAR files. 

Unarchiver for Mac

Don’t worry, Mac users should be fine without WinZip or WinRAR. There is this awesome tool called ‘Unarchiver’ is available that will help you with the RAR file. It also helps in Extracting data from split RAR files and encrypted ones as well. 

The procedure to use the tool is almost the same as the above tools mentioned here. You have to open Finder and right-click on the RAR file and then select Unarchiver from the ‘Open with’ list to get the data stored in the file. 

So, these are free and useful solutions when you don’t want to use the WinZip on windows, Linux, or Mac.

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