What are R42 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a R42 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 R42 file?
A .R42 file is a Split WinRAR Archive (part 44) file.
Files with the .R42 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 R42 extension are part 44 of the split archive (the first part is named .RAR, second part .R00, third part .R01, etc.).
To access the content of the .R42 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 R42 files
We have identified four R42 openers that are compatible with this specific type of R42 file.
Programs that open Split WinRAR Archive (part 44) files
Last updated: November 14, 2022
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