In order open (decompress) RAR files, you need special software which understands the RAR format. There are many software packages that can decompress RAR files. Here, you can try WinRAR, 7-Zip, and BitZipper to open RAR files.
Open RAR files with WinRAR
Get WinRAR software.
Right-click on the New Text Document.rar file and choose *Extract to New Text Document* to decompress its contents to a folder called New Text Document.
Open RAR files with 7-Zip
Get 7-Zip software.
Right-click on the New Text Document.rar file and choose Extract files.... A new window will pop up.
Choose a location for the file you want to extract, and click OK.
Or you can right-click on the New Text Document.rar file and choose Extract Here.
Both can open the RAR file. The file can be seen below:
Open RAR files with BitZipper
Get BitZipper software.
First of all, after downloading the BitZipper software, run the downloaded file once to install BitZipper on your PC. When done, you can open RAR files simply by double-clicking on them. Alternatively, start BitZipper from the Start menu and click the Open button:
After clicking Open, a screen is displayed where you need to select your RAR file and click the OK button:
BitZipper will now show you the files stored inside the RAR archive. To extract (decompress) them, so you can work with them, click the Extract button:
After clicking Extract, a screen is displayed where you need to decide where to store the files you are extracting from the RAR archive. Also make sure that the 'All files in archive' option is selected if you wish to extract all files from the RAR file. Click Extract to proceed.
That's it! You have opened and extracted files from an RAR file.