RAR file (.rar) is the archive file format that helps compression of the files to encrypt and transfer information over the computer, storage device, or the internet. The RAR file with .rar extension is created by a popular compression tool called WinRAR. However, sometimes while downloading large-sized RAR files from the internet, if any sort of interruption like sudden system shut down happens then it will severely corrupt the RAR file. Later, the partially downloaded RAR archive file refuses to open while you to extract the archives on your computer.
Method #1- Re-download the RAR files
If the RAR files fail to extract the partially downloaded RAR at any attempts, you can download the RAR files again. Many times, the redownload operation will resolve all the issues by itself. But during severe damages to the RAR file, this might not work. In that case, you can check out the next method.
Method #2- Use the WinRAR Repair software
WinRAR Repair is an ultimate tool that can help you extract files from partially downloaded archives in a quick set of steps. It can easily fix the incompeletely downloaded RAR file in a secure and simple way.
The best way to repair partially downloaded RAR archives
With the help of WinRAR Repair utility, you can instantly fix the valuable RAR files that contain documents, images, audio, video, and other media files formats. It also ensures that the original RAR archives are unaffected upon the repair operation. It can repair damaged WinRAR file that is password protected with great ease. The RAR repair utility also serves useful in the following instances-
- CRC errors
- RAR file after error 17540
- Virus attacks to the RAR file
- RAR header file corruption
- Improper RAR file conversions
- Incorrect compression techniques
- Oversized RAR archives
- Encountering read error in RAR files
WinRAR Repair offers a completely automated process to fix severely corrupt, damaged or broken RAR files created on WinRAR application versions like 2.0, 2.90, 3.50, 3.80, 4.00, 4.20, 5.00. 5.50, 5.60, 5.70, 5.80, etc. The intuitively designed UI guides the users in every step of partially downloaded RAR file extraction. This tool is suitable to run on Windows OS 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2008, etc. Moreover, you can check here to learn detailed steps to repair RAR file on Windows 8 PC.
Easy Steps to Open Partially Downloaded RAR File
Step 1: Install the WinRAR Repair software on your system and launch it to open its main screen as shown in Figure A.
Figure A: Main Screen
Step 2: Browse the partially downloaded RAR file and click on the "Repair" button as shown in Figure B.
Figure B: Select Partially Downloaded RAR Archive
Step 3: Now, select the location to save the repaired partially downloaded RAR file and click on the "Save" option as shown in Figure C.
Figure C: Save the Fixed RAR File