Convert archive files online
|#||Output File||Source File||Action|
1. Click "FILE" or "URL" button to switch local file or online file. Click "Choose file" button to select a file on your computer or enter an online file URL. The source archive format can be 7Z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP, WIM, AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z.
3. Click "Convert Now!" button to start conversion. The output files will be listed in the "Conversion Results" section. Click icon to show file QR code or save file to online storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
Compare RAR with ZIP:
|Full name||RAR Archive||ZIP Archive|
|File extension||.rar, .rev, .r00, .r01||.zip, .zipx|
|Developed by||Eugene Roshal||Phil Katz, PKWARE, Inc.|
|Type of format||archive format||Data compression|
|Introduction||RAR is a proprietary archive file format that supports data compression, error recovery and file spanning. It was developed by a Russian software engineer, Eugene Roshal and the RAR software is licensed by win.rar GmbH.||ZIP is an archive file format that supports lossless data compression. A .ZIP file may contain one or more files or directories that may have been compressed. The .ZIP file format permits a number of compression algorithms, though DEFLATE is the most common.|
|Technical details||The filename extensions used by RAR are .rar for the data volume set and .rev for the recovery volume set. Previous versions of RAR split large archives into several smaller files, creating a "multi-volume archive".||ZIP files are archives that store multiple files. .ZIP allows contained files to be compressed using many different methods, as well as simply storing a file without compressing it. Each file is stored separately, allowing different files in the same archive to be compressed using different methods.|
|Associated programs||WinRAR, 7-Zip, PeaZip, Unarchiver||Microsoft Windows, WinZip, WinRAR, IZarc, Info-ZIP, 7-Zip, PeaZip, B1 Free Archiver, DotNetZip.|
|Wiki||RAR on Wikipedia||ZIP on Wikipedia|