How do I Download RAR Files from Google Drive?

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RAR is a file format which is commonly and popularly used to compress and archive multiple files altogether. Let us see one of its used cases. Let’s take an example, you want to send two different PDF ebooks and an MP3 soundtrack to your friend using an email. Instead of attaching every single file individually, you can pack the files altogether into a single RAR archive file then send it via email. Not only it assists you to keep various files together, but it also decreases the total file size too.

Using Google Drive, you can open ZIP files. You just have to keep your RAR or ZIP files in Google Drive and open it. Although it is very simple to do, we will tell you the steps needed to do it.

Steps to download RAR files from Google Drive:

  1. Upload your RAR file in the Google Drive. If you want to see the preview of the contents, you can just click once on the name of the file. To download each file contained in the RAR archive, you have to right-click on the file name and open it with the Google Drive viewer.
  2. After the RAR archive has been opened, you can now view the individual files. Now, if you take the mouse over any row of the list displaying the contents, you will get to see a clickable triangle on the right side. Click on the triangle and download this file.

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