RAR Reader is a user-friendly and reliable software utility whose main purpose is to give you the ability to view the contents of RAR archives and extract the documents you need.
While RAR files are quite a popular method of data archiving, PCs do not offer native support for such formats, so you require an application to do the job for you, and this is where RAR Reader comes in.
Firstly, you can browse and load the RAR file you want to work with. The utility will provide you with several types of information about it, including compressed and un-compressed size, total number of files, whether it is locked or encrypted, and more. Additionally, if your archive has a comment attached to it, RAR Reader allows you to view it in the assigned window.
RAR Reader is also able to work with password-protected archives, on condition that you know the correct access key, that you will be prompted to input during the extraction process, in order to successfully complete the operation.
You can choose the output location for the extracted files, the default directory being a sub-folder in the same path as the source item. When you are done, you can press the 'Extract All' button, which will retrieve all the files from the archive and store them in the defined location. Moreover, RAR Reader enables you to use the 'Extract Selected' button, which is supposed to only target specific files from the list. This function however, seemed less than responsive, as every time it was used, it simply extracted all the files, regardless which ones had been selected.
To conclude, RAR Reader is an efficient and easy to use application that helps you quickly extract data from RAR archives, with as little as one push of a button.