-Remeber all the Programs listed below are freeware (which means you do not have to pay for them)-
Things you will need
- Internet Access
- File Program
Rar files are small and compressed. These files have to be expanded with a program. A well known program is WinRar. This program will easily open any .rar file you have. These files are similar to files called .zip files. You may also like a program called 7Zip or WinZip.
Open your internet browser, and search for the following programs: WinRar, 7Zip, or WinZip. Evaulate each program and find which one could be used to meet your current needs or needs in the future.
Once you have decided on the program you wish to use. Download and install the program. Once done you are ready to go.
When you are done installing the program. Once you find the file you need to open you can open and unpack the file in two different ways. 1. Right-click on the file and click “Extract To” or “Extract Here” or 2. You can double-click on the file and will open in appropriate program that you have installed.
When the files have been extracted, they will appear in a “New Folder”, that will contain the new files.
You are now ready to use the files how you would like any other files. Being if they are “Setup File” or even a “.Exe File (execute file).
Summary: There are many programs to use. You have by now chosen a program that you can use whenever you come across a file you don’t know how to open.