R01 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a R01 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .R01 files.

What is a R01 file?

Files that contain the .r01 file extension hold a volume from a split RAR file archive. When files are archived using the WinRAR application, the archive can be split into separate volumes to make distribution of the files easier.

When a RAR archive is split into smaller volumes, the individual volumes are each given a sequence of extensions, such as .r01, .r02 and .r03. The .r01 extension is usually given to the first volume of the split RAR archive.

In order to extract the contents of the archive file the user must have all volumes of the archive including the file with the .r01 extension.

How to open R01 files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension R01 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different R01 openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension R01

While we know of one file format using the .R01 file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .R01 file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of R01 files. Remember, different programs may use R01 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Express ZipExpress ZipUser submitted
Zulu DJ SoftwareZulu DJ SoftwareUser submitted
SoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderSoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
ALLPlayerALLPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with R01-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with R01-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!