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RAR file format

File extension
.rar
File category
Description
RAR is a frequently used file compression format. A Russian Programmer Evgeny Roshal developed this format. It permits to crack a recorded file into various parts. This format can block a recorded file to save it from any unwanted modification. It is also useful for the data retrieval process, which means it assists one in retrieving data from a damaged archive. It owns a 128-bit AES algorithm.
Technical details
The RAR formats allow vastly large file size. It permits the highest limit up to 20 Exabytes. Also, it allows spanning across more than one RAR file. For this purpose, file extensions are relabeled from. RAR to .R01 .R02 etc. Especially this is applicable while transferring files to an externally removable media like CD or DVD. RAR is a compression format that has no loss of data. It is built on Huffman encoding. RAR is one of the most popular compression formats.
Programs
7Zip
StuffIt
WinZip
Main program
WinRAR
Developer
Eugene Roshal
MIME type
application/x-rar-compressed