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Convert Self-extracting compressed file archive to WinRAR RAR compressed archive.

We have found 2 software records in our database eligible for .exe to .rar file format conversion.

If you want to repack a self-extracting archive to common RAR archive, which exe to rar conversion typically represents, simply decompress the EXE file and repack it in standard RAR file. Renaming won't work, although WinRAR can access archives regardless of the file suffix, provided that the files are indeed compressed archives.

However, when you do that you will require a RAR compatible program to extract the content again. Nowadays, this should be possible in almost any file manager with RAR support, but its likely that no special exe to rar converter was made just for this purpose.

Updated: March 20, 2017

Microsoft Windows software Microsoft Windows icon - convert exe to rar on Windows

WinRAR icon WinRAR

A file compression and archive utility. Along with WinZip and 7-Zip is one of the most common compression programs for Windows. Its native format is as the name implies RAR and uses rar file extension.

WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.

WinRAR is also able to unpack CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, Z archives. It consistently makes smaller archives than the competition, saving disk space and transmission costs. WinRAR offers a graphic interactive interface utilizing mouse and menus as well as the command line interface.

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The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned exe to rar. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.

7-zip icon 7-zip

A free file archiver developed by Igor Pavlov featuring higher compression ratios with LZMA and LZMA2 compression.

It is mainly available for Windows platform (for Mac and Linux are available command line tools) and is the primary program to handle 7z archives. However, also supports various compression file formats.

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Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM

Unpacking only: AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z

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