How to Repair RAR File which Do Not Open?

Fix RAR file which fails to open

WinRAR files is the most utilized utility to compress important and sensitive files on Windows computers. These files are widely used as they provide its users with many features and benefits such as it helps them save memory space, users can assign password protection to important files, uploading or downloading of data is made easier with RAR files, multiple files can be compressed in a single file using RAR technique and so on.

Nonetheless, in spite of having such advanced features RAR files are not fully secure, because these files tend to get corrupt or damaged anytime and deny access to the contents present in the RAR file. If you are a RAR file user with this kind of situation and are unable to open your crucial RAR files, then there is nothing to worry about, you can fix such not opening RAR files using two ways, one is fixing the RAR file using the built in WinRAR application and the second is using proficient third party repair tool to mend you’re not opening RAR file.

1st Method: Opening corrupt RAR file using WinRAR Application

  • Just, right click on the corrupt / damaged RAR file and click on “Extract files”
  • Tick on the check box which says “Keep Broken Files” under Miscellaneous tab
  • Select the folder where you wish to save your extracted files and click “Ok”
  • And while the extraction of RAR files all error messages pops up, simply click on “Close” to continue

This is a very simple way to open and extract the contents of a RAR file. However this method fails to open RAR files which are severely corrupt or damaged. In such cases use the second method

2nd Method: Using Remo Repair software to fix RAR file that fails to open

Remo Repair is among the finest application that helps you fix and open the contents from a severely corrupt RAR file in a very short amount of time. The software has a very friendly to use user interface using which even a user with less technical knowledge can open his / her corrupt RAR file. Adding to this, the software rigorously scans your corrupt / damaged WinRAR file & opens each and every file without missing even a single one. Moreover, the software repairs password protected, encrypted and large sized RAR file easily on major versions of Windows operating systems such as Windows server 2003, Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.


Procedure to fix not opening RAR file:

Step 1: Download and install Remo Repair software to your Windows desktop / laptop. Run the repair application and stick to the main screen procedure. Click on “Browse” option to choose your corrupt RAR file which is to be repaired. Start the repair process by clicking on “Repair” button.

RAR Not Opening - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: You can monitor the repair process by looking at the progress bar

RAR Not Opening - Repairing Progress

Figure B: Repairing Progress

Step 3: After completion the software displays all the folders and files from the corrupt RAR file, click on “Next” button.

RAR Not Opening - Preview Repaired RAR File

Figure C: Preview Repaired RAR File

Step 4: At last, save the repaired RAR files to your desired destination location by clicking on “Save” option.

RAR Not Opening - Save Repaired RAR File

Figure D: Save Repaired RAR File