An rar5 file extension is related to the WinRAR compression utility and it is used to identify WinRAR 5 compressed archives.

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Software that open rar5 file

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RAR5 file extension - WinRAR 5 compressed archive

What is rar5 file? How to open rar5 files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The rar5 file extension is associated with the WinRAR a compression tool for Microsoft Windows operating system. In the current version number 5 was introduced a new compression algorithm RAR5.

RAR5 features:

  • 1GB dictionary (only in 64-bit version)
  • better multicore support
  • removes multimedia, text and itanium binaries special compression algorithms

This compression format cannot be managed by older versions of WinRAR.

The default software associated to open rar5 file:

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.

Help how to open:

Use WinRAR to open *.rar5 compressed archives.

How to convert:

You can extract *.rar5 archives and repack RAR format to different archive format simply by extracting the contents of the archive and compressing them after to different format.

Find conversions from rar5 file:

rar5 to rar

List of software applications associated to the .rar5 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 rar5 file, edit rar5 file, convert rar5 file, view rar5 file, play rar5 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting rar5 files.

Software that open rar5 file - WinRAR 5 compressed archive

Programs supporting the exension rar5 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open rar5 file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with rar5 file by default:
WinRAR small icon WinRAR
Other suggested software:
7-zip small icon 7-zip

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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