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Convert XLS to RAR

You have the option to convert your xls file to rar, as well as a variety of other formats, using our free online converter.

Converting your xls file to rar is easy with these steps.

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Step 1

Upload xls-file

You can select xls file you want to convert from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or simply drag and drop it onto the page.
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Step 2

Select «to rar»

Choose rar or any of the other 200+ supported formats you'd like to convert to.
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Step 3

Download your rar file

Please wait for the conversion to complete, then click on the download button to obtain your converted file in the rar format.

Converting xls to rar

Fast and easy
Simply drag and drop your xls files onto the webpage, and you'll be able to convert them to rar or over 250 different file formats, all without having to register, provide an email address, or include a watermark.
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As soon as you upload your xls files, we instantly delete them. Converted files are then deleted after 24 hours. Furthermore, we ensure that all file transfers are secure through advanced SSL encryption.
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You don't have to go through the hassle of installing any software. We handle all xls to rar conversions in the cloud, which means that none of your computer's resources will be used in the process.

Microsoft Excel Binary File Format

Extension.xls
Category🔵 documents
Programs
🔵 Microsoft Office
🔵 LibreOffice
🔵 Kingsoft Office
🔵 Google Docs
Main program🔵 Microsoft Office
Description🔵 .xls The .xls format is the default file format for spreadsheets created in Microsoft Excel, particularly in versions before Excel 007. This binary file format can store data in cells organized in rows and columns, and it supports formulas, charts, graphs, and various formatting features to manipulate and visualize dataThe .xls format was commonly used in business, finance, and any field requiring data analysis and presentation but has since been largely replaced by the more advanced .xlsx format.
Technical details🔵 The `.xls` format, primarily for Microsoft Excel versions before 2007, stores spreadsheet elements like worksheets, formulas, and macros. As a proprietary binary format by Microsoft, its undocumented internal structure made third-party software compatibility challenging. This format includes binary records encapsulating data, formatting, and embedded objects, supporting multiple worksheets, various functions, and inter-sheet referencing. `.xls` files may contain Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros, enabling automation and complex calculations. It's supported not just in Excel but also in applications like OpenOffice Calc, with options to convert between `.xls` and other formats like `.xlsx`. Despite security concerns with macros, `.xls` is still used, mainly for its compatibility with older Excel versions and legacy systems, although the newer `.xlsx` format, introduced in Office 2007 with XML and ZIP technologies, offers improved efficiency and security.
Developer🔵 Microsoft
MIME type
🔵 application/vnd.ms-excel

WinRAR Compressed Archive

Extension.rar
Category🔵 archives
Programs
🔵 7Zip
🔵 StuffIt
🔵 WinZip
Main program🔵 WinRAR
Description🔵

RAR is a proprietary archive file format that helps you archive and store important files as a group. What this means is that you can compress and distribute large files as a single file provided you converted them to the RAR file format.

RAR file format has many characteristics and benefits that include:

  1. 1. RAR makes smaller archives in the shortest time possible.
  2. 2. RAR files can be split into several files to allow the users to either download them separately or as a single file.
  3. 3. Another huge advantage of using the RAR file format is that it supports solid archiving that includes error correction, improved compression ratio, and data redundancy..
Technical details🔵

How to create and how to open an RAR file

Do you want to create a RAR file? Some several applications and programs allow you to do that. Out of the list of options, the two most outstanding are WinRAR and 7-Zip. You only need to select the folder you want to convert and add it to the archive.

If you want to open a RAR file, you can do that with several devices and programs, such as Windows Phone, Android smartphone, iOS devices, and Windows. To open your RAR file with Windows, simply install the RAR file software. Then, right-click the RAR file you want to extract, select the software you installed as the program you want to use for the extraction, and click on Extract Files. You can then select the folder where you want to store the extracted file(s) before clicking on OK.

Which other formats RAR can be converted into and why

RAR files aren’t common as ZIP files. So, you have to use commercial software to open the files. Also, the encryption algorithm on RAR files isn’t as secure as those of ZIP files.

To that end, here are some of the other formats and alternatives that can be used to open RAR files:

  1. 1. TAR
  2. 2. ZIP
  3. 3. 7Z

RAR files are usually converted into ZIP ones and vice versa. The latter format takes less time to get compressed so it is more convenient to work with if a user needs to deal with numerous archives.

Developer🔵 Eugene Roshal
MIME type
🔵 application/x-rar-compressed

FAQ

❓ How do I change xls to rar?
To get started, either pick a file you want to convert from xls and select it or drag and drop it into the conversion tool. Next, select the desired format that you wish to convert your file to. Once you have selected the format, click the "convert" button and wait for the tool to finish converting your file.
⏳ What is the estimated time it will take to convert xls to rar?
Typically, image conversions only take a few seconds, so you can expect a speedy conversion when changing xls to rar.
🛡️ Can I trust OnlineConvertFree to convert xls to rar securely?
Absolutely! We take your security seriously, and guarantee the protection of your uploaded and converted files. No one will have access to your information since we delete all files once the conversion process is complete. You can trust that all types of conversions, including xls to rar, are 100% safe on OnlineConvertFree.
📱 Is it possible to convert xls to rar without having to install any software?
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