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RAR Archive Format

RAR Converter

RAR is a format for archive files, which can be used as an alternative to ZIP folders. The full name of the format is WinRAR Compressed Archive. It was created by Eugene Roshal in the mid-1990s as a method for simultaneously archiving and encrypting files.

RAR files offer greater security, and typically take up less file space than ZIP folders because of a higher compression ratio. Because of these features, RAR has been used in the past for creators to store and share raw photo or video files, although many photographers and videographers now use cloud-based galleries or file-sharing tools. Not very many programs can open RAR files, but they can be opened with WinRAR and Corel WinZip. You can create RAR archive files with the paid WinRAR program, as well as using online tools like Zamzar.

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TAR Archive Format

TAR Converter

The TAR file (also known as a Tape Archive or Consolidated Unix File Archive), was originally authored by AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1979, in the early days of Unix, and further developed by various open-source developers. It’s a popular archive file format used to contain and compress multiple files into a single file archive while preserving file permissions. Unlike other archive formats, TAR files don't contain compressed data.

The TAR format was originally developed to support tape backups but it is now used to package together multiple files and folders (such as software packages) for easy storage and transfer. TAR files can be opened with a variety of programs, such as Corel WinZip, RARLAB WinRAR, 7-Zip, The Unarchiver, File Viewer Plus and Apple Archive Utility.

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How to convert a RAR to a TAR file?

  1. 1. Choose the RAR file that you want to convert.
  2. 2. Select TAR as the the format you want to convert your RAR file to.
  3. 3. Click "Convert" to convert your RAR file.

Convert from RAR

Using Zamzar, it is possible to convert RAR files to a variety of other formats: