A part1.rar file extension is related to the Split Multi-volume RAR compressed file archive (part 1) files.

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PART1.RAR file - Split Multi-volume RAR compressed file archive (part 1)

What is part1.rar file? How to open part1.rar files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

part1.rar file icon: part1.rar filetype icon

The part1.rar file extension is associated with WinRAR. Its one part of a multi-volume compressed RAR archive. The extension is actually only rar, the part(number) is added to the file name of the archive.

Some rar files can be parts of a multi-volume sequences. In WinRAR you can split a huge archive to a few smaller files, which are called volumes.

Older versions of WinRAR used either:

  • rar or exe (SFX) for first volume
  • r01, r02, r03 ....etc. for any additional volumes


  • rar or exe (SFX) for first volume
  • 001, 002, 003 ....etc. for any additional volumes

The newer versions of WinRAR are using:

  • rar or exe (SFX) for first volume
  • part1.rar, part2.rar, part3.rar ....etc. for any additional volumes

In order to unpack the multi-volume RAR archive, you need to place ALL of the split parts in the same directory and start extraction of the first volume. The program will automatically use all of the parts to extract the content of the archive.

Updated: August 14, 2018

The default software associated to part1.rar file type:

WinRAR icon

win.rar GmbH logoWinRAR  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
win.rar GmbH

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.

RAR for Mac icon

win.rar GmbH logoRAR for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
win.rar GmbH

RAR for Mac is command line tool used to create and extract RAR archives.

RAR for Linux icon

win.rar GmbH logoRAR for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
win.rar GmbH

Rar for Linux is command line utility used to create and extract RAR archives.

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Useful information about multi-volume archives

Help how to open:

The part1.rar file is only one part of RAR multi-volume archive. If you want to extract this file, you must have all parts of the RAR multi-volume archive. Open the first part of RAR (e.g Avatar.part1.rar file) multi-volume archive in WinRAR application and extract files from RAR multi-volume archive.

How to convert:

It is not possible to convert only one part of RAR multi-volume archive. Only complete RAR archive can be converted in to another archive or compression format. The easiest way how to convert complete RAR multi-volume archive is to decompress the RAR archive with the use of WinRAR and repack the content with another compression or archive application of your choice.

List of software applications associated to the .part1.rar file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open part1.rar file, edit part1.rar file, convert part1.rar file, view part1.rar file, play part1.rar file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting part1.rar files.

  • Open part1.rar file
  • Create part1.rar file
  • Extract part1.rar file

Software that open part1.rar file - Split Multi-volume RAR compressed file archive (part 1)

Programs supporting the exension part1.rar on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open part1.rar file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with part1.rar file by default:
WinRAR small icon WinRAR
Other suggested software:
7-zip small icon 7-zip
ALZip small icon ALZip
B1 Free Archiver small icon B1 Free Archiver
IZArc small icon IZArc
PeaZip small icon PeaZip
Stuffit small icon Stuffit
StuffIt Deluxe small icon StuffIt Deluxe
StuffIt Expander small icon StuffIt Expander
WinZip small icon WinZip
Zipeg small icon Zipeg
ZIPGenius small icon ZIPGenius
ZipZag small icon ZipZag

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with part1.rar file by default:
RAR for Linux small icon RAR for Linux
Other suggested software:
File Roller small icon File Roller
Xarchiver small icon Xarchiver

Blackberry mobile phones and devices:

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