how to extract multipart rar file

How to Extract Multipart Rar File

Unrar is a great tool that allows you to easily extract multiple rar files and combine them into a single file. This is very useful if you want to compress/extract large files. Typically, we break a large file into multiple rar files, and then use unrar to combine them later into a single file. In this article, we will look how to extract multipart rar file.

How to Extract Multipart Rar File

Here are the steps to extract multipart rar file. Please note, in this article, we will look at how to extract and combine multiple rar files into single file. If you are looking to extract multiple rar files separately, then here is how to do it.

1. Collect all .rar files in a folder

Make sure all parts of your multipart .rar file are located in same folder e.g. /home/ubuntu. For our example, let us say we have a 3-part rar file in our folder.


2. Extract Multipart rar file

Open terminal and extract only the first .rar file in the folder with unrar command.

$ sudo unrar e /home/ubuntu/file.rar


$ sudo unrar x /home/ubuntu/file.rar

You will see the following output

Extracting from file1.rar

...         file1      
Extracting from file2.rar

...         file2      
Extracting from file3.rar

...         file3      

That’s it. In this article, we have seen how to unrar multipart rar files.

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