Windows 10: RAR format is not compatible with windows explorer

Discus and support RAR format is not compatible with windows explorer in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; So I normally use windows file explorer to open different files including compressed files. However, I came across to open a RAR file, but I cannot... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by yZee8462, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. yZee8462 Win User

    RAR format is not compatible with windows explorer


    So I normally use windows file explorer to open different files including compressed files. However, I came across to open a RAR file, but I cannot open it in file explorer. Does it not support it? Or do I need to enable some things? Any type of help is great.

    :)
     
    yZee8462, Oct 20, 2020
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  2. Bree Win User

    Disable windows showing .rar files in explorer as a folder

    Welcome to TenForums @coukou

    The folder icons for .zip and .rar in your screenshot are not standard Windows icons. Windows has no built in support for .rar so shows a generic 'file' icon. Windows has support for .zip and shows its own icon in File Explorer. This is how it normally looks.


    RAR format is not compatible with windows explorer [​IMG]


    You have obviously installed a third-party app that has added its own extensions and icons to File Explorer. Which one did you install?

    Edit: from your screenshot, it would seem to be WinRAR, the .zip and .rar files are listed as type 'Archive WinRAR ZIP'. It would be the file associations for WinRAR that you'd need to look for in the registry.
     
  3. Corrupted file RAR

    If the archive has been created using WinRAR, why don't you try WinRAR itself? It has a built-in repair feature for repairing corrupted archive (ZIP as well as RAR). Follow the steps given below:
    • Open WinRAR application in your system.
    • Now click on File tab > Open or simply press Ctrl+O.
    • A small window "Find Archive" will pop up. Locate the corrupt RAR archive from your system directory and select it.
    • Now click Open button.
    • Click Tools tab > Repair archive or simply press Alt+R.
    • Again a small window "Repairing File name.rar" will pop up.
    • Now click Browse to select a location to save the repaired archive.
    • Check the box "Treat the corrupt archive as RAR" and click OK.
    • WinRAR will start repairing of corrupt RAR archive. Once it gets completed click Close.
    I hope the above steps will help you repair the corrupted RAR archive.

    Thanks.
     
    Lincoln Dunne, Oct 20, 2020
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  4. Rey Bel1 Win User

    RAR format is not compatible with windows explorer

    Burning RAR file to DVD?

    Hi Harry,

    With Windows, RAR files can only be opened using a third party application. You can check online for different applications that works with Windows to open RAR files.

    To burn files to a DVD in Window 10, you can try these steps:

    • Right-click the file and select Send to then DVD
      Drive.
    • Open File Explorer, select your DVD
      drive, and then select Finish burning.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Rey Bel1, Oct 20, 2020
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