What are R16 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a R16 file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your R16 files.
What is a R16 file?
A .R16 file is a Split WinRAR Archive (part 18) file.
Files with the .R16 file extension are split archive files created by older versions of WinRAR. Newer versions name the files name.partXX.rar.
WinRAR and other compression tools take collections of files and compress them into a single archive file, normally to save hard drive space and to make distributing the file collection easier.
Archive files can get very big, and sometimes it is necessary to split them into smaller parts to fit on CDs or USB drives. When an archive file is split, each part of the archive is assigned a numbered file suffix. Files with the R16 extension are part 18 of the split archive (the first part is named .RAR, second part .R00, third part .R01, etc.).
To access the content of the .R16 file, you will need to have all the archive part files in the same folder and open the first file (with file extension RAR) with your compression tool.
How to open R16 files
We have identified four R16 openers that are compatible with this specific type of R16 file.
Programs that open Split WinRAR Archive (part 18) files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
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