WinRAR File Not Opening


Unable to open RAR files

RAR is a compressed file, which proves to be flexible for transmission and efficient storage. To create this compressed file, the WinRAR tool is been highly preferred by the users. In some cases, after downloading any RAR file from the internet or receiving it from a shared network, you would find that WinRAR file not opening. The files will not open and instead pop-up some error messages like damaged or invalid archive, unknown format, no files to extract, invalid RAR file error, and so on. Clearly, this error indicates the corruption of the WinRAR archives. Upon experiencing troubles in accessing RAR files, you won't be able to access the valuable files from the compressed RAR.

Why do RAR files fail to open?

Improper RAR download: Any interruption during the downloading process might corrupt that RAR file, which results in inaccessibility. The possible interruptions could be an unexpected power failure or faulty network connection. Even, the archive will not open if an interruption occurs during the file extraction process

Header Corruption: The header of a file holds entire information about the RAR file. Your archive might refuse to open after the corruption of the RAR header. The main reason behind header corruption is abrupt termination of the WinRAR software while you are working on it

File Format Conversion: Frequent conversion of the RAR files to other formats can lead to damages and thereby RAR archives fails to extract.

CRC Error: During the creation of the RAR file, a checksum is assigned for a particular byte of that file and it is compared at the time of extraction. If a mismatch occurs, you get CRC errors and hence archives refuse to open

Other Reasons: You might fail to open your valuable RAR file due to corruption after recovery using unreliable apps, infection of virus threats, interruption in file transferring, bad sector in the hard disk, and many more

Repair not opening RAR files

WinRAR Repair is the best-suited application to fix the damaged WinRAR files that are unable to open. The tool is integrated with an efficient scan algorithm that deep scans the specified RAR file and securely extracts the RAR archives. It will restore the RAR file keeping the original contents intact. You can employ this archive repair utility after getting any types of error like “Cannot open a file”, “CRC failed in the file name. The file is corrupt”, “It does not appear to be a valid archive file” or any other errors. Visit this link to know more about the error WinRAR cannot extract access denied: http://www.winrarrepair.net/error-cannot-extract-access-denied.html

This award-winning application works with all WinRAR versions from WinRAR 2.00 to 5.70. Further, the WinRAR Repair software is fully compatible with Windows 10 and all previous editions. Follow the link: http://www.winrarrepair.net/windows-7.html to learn about RAR repair on Windows 7 PC. This proficient tool also proves to be useful in repairing RAR files that are password protected. It is also capable to fix extraction errors of RAR files with size greater than 4GB.

Note: To overcome such situations, one can employ this powerful tool to fix RAR error no file to extract with great ease. To know more details, visit here http://www.winrarrepair.net/fix-rar-error-no-file-to-extract.html

Steps to repair inaccessible RAR file

Step 1: Install WinRAR Repair application on your system. After that, launch the software to open its home screen as shown in figure 1.

WinRAR File Not Opening - Home Screen

Figure 1: Home Screen

Step 2: Select the RAR file that doesn't open by using the "Browse" option.

Step 3: Press on the "Repair" button to start fixing the selected RAR files.

WinRAR File Not Opening - Select RAR File

Figure 2: Select RAR File

Step 4: After completion of the repair, you have to choose the destination path to save that RAR archives.

Step 5: Finally click on the "Save" option.

WinRAR File Not Opening - Save Repaired RAR File

Figure 3: Save Repaired RAR File