How to Repair and Open Damaged RAR Archives?

You may have trouble opening RAR files when it is corrupted or damaged. In that case, here are the two methods to repair the corrupt file and extract its contents easily. It works with files of any WinRAR verions.

RAR file repair

In some cases, it so happens that RAR files refuse to open due to corruption or damage. Under such circumstances, extracting contents of the RAR file becomes difficult. But not to worry, it is possible to repair and open RAR files using the methods explained here.

Method #1: Repair and open damaged RAR using WinRAR

Compressed file repair function is integrated in WinRAR. So if you want to repair corrupted archive, you can try to use WinRAR.

  • Run WinRAR and in the address bar, navigate to the location where the corrupted archive is saved and select the corrupted RAR file.
  • Then, click Repair button in tool bar, and choose “Repair archiver” in the drop-down list
  • Then a new dialog would pop up. There you can choose the location where you want to save the archive. Confirm settings and click OK.
  • After repairing corrupted archive, go to the folder you chose to save repaired archive, and find the file named rebuilt.rar. This file is the repaired archive file you want.

Method #2: Repair corrupt RAR archive with RAR file repair tool

Remo Repair RAR is an advanced file repair utility that aids you in repairing and opening your damaged RAR archive. The tool uses advanced scanning algorithm which scans and repairs the entire RAR file.

This tool is capable of fixing of password protected, encrypted, large sized, broken and inaccessible RAR files. In addition to this, the software is a read only application that ensures no modification is made to the original RAR file while repair process.

Features of Remo Repair RAR application

  • Repairs your damaged RAR archive only in few minutes and allows you to extract all files
  • Fixes RAR files that are created by using any third party RAR's compression application
  • Compatible to run on the latest versions of Windows operating system such as Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 so as to fix RAR archive CRC error and open the damaged archive efficiently.
  • Is designed with simple to use graphical interface through which even a novice computer user can repair and open damaged RAR archive
  • Repairs RAR file corruption or damage caused due to any reason


How to repair and open damaged RAR file - Steps:

Fixing damaged WinRAR files is very easy by using Remo RAR Repair software. Just follow the instrcutions below and your RAR file will be repaired in minutes.

Step 1: Just download and install the demo version of Remo Repair RAR software. Double click on the shortcut icon and open the application. Choose your damaged RAR archives which is to be repaired and click on ‘Repair’ button.

Open Damaged RAR Archive - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Now, the program scans and fixes the specified damaged RAR file. You can view the repair process through the progress bar.

Opening Damaged RAR File - Repairing Progress

Figure 2: Repairing Progress

Step 3: After completion, the wizard displays the contents of the RAR files.

Damaged RAR Repair - How to Open - Preview Repaired File

Figure 3: Preview Repaired File

Step 4: At last, save the fixed files to your desired location by using “Save” option (However, you can activate this option to save, only after you buy the full version)

Repair Damaged RAR - Save Repaired RAR File

Figure 4: Save Repaired RAR File

Important Tips:

  • Backup your important RAR files on a reliable external storage drive so as to recover it when you face any damage issues on RAR archives
  • Install advanced antivirus program on your system to remove deadly viruses to keep your files including .rar file free from corruption
  • Don’t interrupt the RAR file download process