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R01 File Extension

WinRAR Split Archive Part 1

What is R01 file?

R01 is a file extension commonly associated with WinRAR Split Archive Part 1 files. WinRAR Split Archive Part 1 format was developed by RARLAB. R01 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Files with R01 extension are categorized as Compressed Files files. The Compressed Files subset comprises 236 various file formats. Users are advised to use WinRAR software for managing R01 files, although 15 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named WinRAR was created by win.rar GmbH. In order to find more detailed information on the software and R01 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support R01 file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with R01 files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with R01 extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

How to open file with R01 extension?

Problems with accessing R01 may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with R01 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with R01 files.

Step 1. Download and install WinRAR

Install software to open R01 file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports R01 files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install WinRAR or one to the listed programs: WinZip, 7-Zip, ZipZag. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support R01 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading WinRAR installed is by going to developer’s website (win.rar GmbH) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of WinRAR and update if needed

Update software that support file extension R01You still cannot access R01 files although WinRAR is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that WinRAR cannot handle files with R01 may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of WinRAR should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate WinRAR Split Archive Part 1 files with WinRAR

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate R01 files with latest version of WinRAR you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with R01 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the R01 file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the WinRAR installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open R01 files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with R01 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the R01 file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with R01 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the R01 file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the R01 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check R01 file for viruses
1. Check the R01 file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the R01 file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the R01 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. R01 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the R01 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the R01 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the WinRAR Split Archive Part 1 file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open WinRAR

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with R01 extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with WinRAR Split Archive Part 1 files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle R01 files.

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