WinRAR is one of the best and most popular software to extract an archive file on Windows 11/10 PC. Basically, WinRAR is a paid software, but the developer lets you use it for free with a few tricks without hacking or cracking this tool. Those Windows users who don’t love to use any trick, can use Ashampoo ZIP Free or download an alternative freeware tool from the Microsoft Store, the RAR Opener.
RAR Opener for Windows 11 and 10
The RAR Opener comes with small advertisements, and if you don’t hate advertisements, you can use this tool for free. This utility is specially built for Windows 10 but also works fine on Windows 11.
Unlike the WinRAR, which converts a file in WinRAR and extracts WinRAR file contents into a folder, RAR Opener only extracts the contents of WinRAR into a folder. So, it can not be used as a substitute for WinRAR. However, this tool allows you to make a ZIP file from the folder.
The latest version of RAR Opener does not only open RAR files only; it even handles dozens of popular archives, like 7Z, Zip, TAR, LZH, etc. RAR to ZIP file conversion is also possible using this free software.
How to Extract Contents of a RAR or ZIP file using RAR Opener?
Once you got a RAR or ZIP file, right-click on it and select
RAR Opener utility opens automatically.
Then, click the “Save to Folder” option and select the location on your PC where you want to extract the archive file. Finally, hit the “Unpack here” button to extract the RAR or ZIP file contents.
How to Convert RAR to ZIP using RAR Opener?
As stated above, the free RAR Opener allows you to convert the RAR file to a ZIP format. To convert the .RAR file into a .ZIP, do the following:-
Step 1. Click on the
Step 2. Then, click the “RAR Opener” entry in the available top results to open it.
Step 3. Select
Step 4. Then, choose the RAR file from your computer or laptop hard disk and click the “Convert” button.
Step 5. RAR Opener application will ask for the destination where the file will be extracted.
Step 6. Select the destination and click the “Convert Here” button to see the converted ZIP file on your Windows 11/10 PC.
Download RAR Opener
If you need, you can download the RAR Opener from here.