RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener

RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 30 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    910,698
  • Date Added:
    February 07, 2013
  • File Size:
    1.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,237
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Much like ZIP files, RAR files are a type of compressed archive file that allows users to transmit large amounts of data in a more compact format. Also like ZIP files, RAR files need special software to be opened. RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener is a basic RAR utility that lets users open RAR files quickly and easily.

The program's interface is basic and a little goofy, featuring a large image of a knife with an ornately carved handle. To un-RAR a file, users simply drag and drop the file onto the program's interface, right-click the file to access RAR File Open Knife from the context menu, or double-click the file to start RAR File Open Knife automatically. The program worked just fine, quickly unpacking everything we threw at it. The built-in Help file is quite lengthy and is really just an unorganized FAQ, although it does provide plenty of information about RAR File Open Knife and RAR files in general. There's even a link to a video tutorial. Our only real complaint about the program was that it's being used as an advertising vehicle for its creator's other projects; three tabs in the interface labeled Gifts, Thanks, and Appreciation contain links to screensavers, e-books, and wallpaper. Although all of this is free, it takes up more space in the program's interface than the program's actual features do. A less cluttered and more professional interface would be an improvement.

RAR File Open Knife installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"This will install spyware and other miscellaneous crap"

May 04, 2014  |  By hickin1

 |  Version: RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener 3.5

Pros

None, it installs a bunch of crap you absolutely do not want on your system

Cons

Lots, it installs a bunch of crap you absolutely do not want on your system

Summary

This makes you wonder if the cnet editors even bothered to run this program once before giving it the "excellent cnet editors rating".

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4 stars

"great for rar files"

March 19, 2014  |  By jstevens709

 |  Version: RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener 3.5

Pros

small utility, fast and works great

Cons

there are programs out there that can open more extension types such as zip, cab, xar etc.
7 zip is quite useful
http://southwestdude09.net/how-to-open-rar-files/

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5 stars

"GSCopy Pro v6.0"

November 14, 2013  |  By appel01

 |  Version: RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener 3.5

Pros

(RoboCopy Alternative) with Open File Agent

Cons

GSCopyPro is a single command-line tool (CLI) that can copy, replicate and move files from one folder to another. This folder can be on the same machine/ server or another server elsewhere.

Summary

What makes GSCopyPro stand out from other competitors is the fact it works on 32-bit as well as 64-bit systems and has no restrictions. It can easily be scheduled to run as a scheduled task and fully automated. GSCopyPro also comes with an open file agent which can copy files that are locked/ opened by other processes. This feature is supported in all windows vSCersions from widows XP/ 2003 and later.
Go To:>> http://www.gurusquad.com/GSCOPYPRO

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1 stars

"Beware Malware"

November 04, 2013  |  By def9

 |  Version: RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener 3.5

Pros

Well it did unrar an archieve.

Cons

It is full of Malware that installed and cost me an entire evening getting rid of it. It not only installs a unwanted toolbar for i.e. and Mozilla it also installs a extension for Chrome all after you telling it you don't want that crap.

Also it does not uninstall properly leaving crap hidden in your start up areas that will cause errors upon rebooting your pc. It will take yet another program to fix that issue for most users.

Summary

I'd say don't use. Buy Winrar itself or grab 7-zip if you want a good free tool to open compressed files.

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5 stars

"So Easy, Works, Uncomplicated."

August 22, 2013  |  By Imogen7Ryan

 |  Version: RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener 3.5

Pros

It is perfect, easy to use when it comes to opening RAR files. Such a simple to use program. It works very well.

Cons

I have no issues with it.

Summary

I've tried more complex RAR openers/archivers and to be honest I just got totally lost in them. And then I found this one and the relief was huge because it's so easy to use. Simple and does the job - Piece of cake.

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3 stars

"Password only bad thing"

July 29, 2013  |  By noosey

 |  Version: RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener 3.5

Pros

Extracts most files

Cons

I don't know the password!!!!>:(

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3 stars

"Very useful - once "extras" skipped & help unravelled!"

May 15, 2013  |  By copernist

 |  Version: RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener 3.5

Pros

Excellent value for no money at all... thank you.

Cons

I only wanted the opener and it took some time to convince the instal beast of my determination. For a simplistic mind like mine, the guide was not quite as helpful as it should have been. Please think of us all as "absolute beginners". Those who aren't will understand, I'm sure.

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3 stars

"Nice program"

April 12, 2013  |  By dricoooo

 |  Version: RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener 3.5

Pros

small and lightweight

Cons

free to use

Summary

i ended up using 7 zip
<a href="http://easyguyevo.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-open-rar-files-on-windows">How to open rar files</a>

Updated on Apr 12, 2013

used 7 zip
http://easyguyevo.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-open-rar-files-on-windows

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2 stars

"Did not work well for me."

February 19, 2013  |  By luke1942

 |  Version: RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener 3.5

Pros

did now work for me.

Cons

did not work .

Summary

I unstall it.

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5 stars

"Worked Great"

February 19, 2013  |  By lytnbug

 |  Version: RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener 3.5

Pros

Does what it is supposed to and can't beat the price

Cons

None that I could find

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5
Version 3.5 includes RAR algorithm and user interface updates.
General
Publisher Philipp Winterberg
Publisher web site http://www.philipp-winterberg.com
Release Date February 06, 2013
Date Added February 07, 2013
Version 3.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.58MB
File Name InstallRARFileOpenKnife.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 910,698
Downloads Last Week 2,237
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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