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RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener 6.50

Quickly extract the contents of RAR archives with this specialist tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukranian, Welsh
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 05 May 2015
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Downloads To Date: 3063
Developer: Philipp Winterberg
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RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener 3.50
Quickly extract the contents of RAR archives with this specialist tool

RAR File Open Knife is a simple tool which exists solely to extract the contents of RAR archives, just as quickly as possible.

The program isn't about creating archives, then. Or working with ZIP files, or any other archive formats. It's solely about extraction: just right-click a RAR file in Explorer, select Extract!, and watch as the archive's contents are extracted.

Or drag and drop the RAR file onto the program (or double-click it), and again you'll see the same options.

RAR File Open Knife does have a few options available, if you need them. You can try to open encrypted files with a default password, for instance. Or, if you use several passwords, then you can have it work with a list, enabling the program to open even encrypted archives automatically.

For the most part, though, RAR File Open Knife just exists to extracts the contents of a RAR file, either into the current folder or one with the same name as the archive. And while this isn't exactly versatile, it does at least mean the core extraction engine has been optimised, and the authors report is 2-11% faster than the main competition in working with RAR files.

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A very quick and easy way to extract the contents of RAR archives

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