The RAR file type is primarily associated with 'WinRAR' by RarLab. Spanned archives can come in two forms: the original .R00 to .R99 or the new PART#.RAR form. Some programs use the RAR format for their data files as well. As a bit of trivia: RAR was created by Eugene Roshal (RAR= Roshal ARchive).
File archive containing one or more files compressed with RAR compression; uses a higher compression ratio than typical ZIP compression; incorporates a proprietary compression algorithm that is now used by other compressors, including 7-Zip for its .7Z files; may be extracted using a variety of programs.The RAR compressor can also create spanned, or multi-volume, archives, which are split across several compressed files. These files typically have file extensions from ".R00" to ".R99," or they may all have the standard ".RAR" extension.
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Developed by: Eugene Roshal
MIME type : application/x-rar-compressed