R17 File

What are R17 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a R17 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a R17 file?

A .R17 file is a Split WinRAR Archive (part 19) file.

Files with the .R17 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 R17 extension are part 19 of the split archive (the first part is named .RAR, second part .R00, third part .R01, etc.).

To access the content of the .R17 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 R17 files

We have identified four R17 openers that are compatible with this specific type of R17 file.

Programs that open Split WinRAR Archive (part 19) files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
WinRARWinRARVerified
7-Zip7-ZipVerified
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverVerified

Last updated: November 14, 2022

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