RAR File Open Knife for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 7.00
  • 3.9
  • (279)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Super-fast application for RAR files

RAR File Open Knife is a little tool that only extracts the RAR format of compressed files. The developer explains that this specialization allow it to be faster and more efficient than the 'Swiss-army knife' tools that decompress anything.

While it's not the most attractive application, RAR File Open Knife is certainly easy to use. Simple drag your RAR file into the app window, and it will be automatically unpacked. Alternatively, you can choose 'Extract!' from the right-click context menu when you click on a RAR file.

You can define a default output folder for your decompressed files, which makes the process faster. Decompressing itself is very fast - whether it's fast enough to stop users choosing a multi format compression program like 7-Zip is another question.

RAR File Open Knife doesn't have any additional options, although the interface is tabbed, with a pretty strange selection of the developer's unrelated downloads available! Despite that quirk, RAR File Open Knife still does its job very well, even if it is a limited application.

If you only want to unpack RAR files, RAR File Open Knife does the job quickly and efficiently, although you may miss the broader options available in other similar apps.


  • Unpacks files very quickly
  • Simple to use


  • Lacking options
  • Not attractive

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RAR File Open Knife for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 7.00
  • 3.9
  • (279)
  • Security Status

User reviews about RAR File Open Knife

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Very poor!.
    I just downloaded rar file open knife and it has totally failed to open any of my rar files ... A waste of time. Ignore!
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  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Nice & Simple, finally!.
    Idiot proof! I really like how easy it is as compared to the Windows version for un/compressing files. Amen!


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