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What is a RAR Mac file extension?
RAR stands for Roshal Archive Compressed file and is named after its Russian-born creator Eugene Roshal. Like other archives, RAR contains one or more files or folders. It has become popular for sharing and downloading various types of files because it compresses the contents of a folder to reduce the file size.
Compressing files speeds up downloads and makes file sharing easier. Some RAR files have passwords or are encrypted to protect the files inside. You can usually compress almost any type of file, including images, documents, videos, and software.The main advantage of this format is to save space, since the information is in a "packed" form. Let's list the other advantages of the RAR format:
- the maximum size of the archive, as well as the files in it, is practically unlimited;
- ability to create a multivolume archive (consisting of several parts);
- password protection of the contents of the archive is provided;
- support for error correction.
However, RAR is a proprietary archive format and to open rar on Mac you will need a third-party application.