Extract Multiple RAR Files in One Click Detailed

Move Data, May 13, 2020

Summary:- Here in this article we will discuss about how to extract multiple RAR files in a single click. To save time and to minimize efforts of extracting RAR files one by one, users can read below steps detailed to learn extraction of rar files in batch.

Every party ends with the promise of sharing pictures but most of us end up failing to fulfill that promise. Compression tools have bridged the gap and made it possible to share multiple files in the form of one. Many compression tools enable users to consolidate files into a single storage, i.e. a RAR file. These files not only make data manageability easy to attain but also speeds up file sharing relatively faster. Hence, let’s start to find out how to extract multiple RAR files from different folders.

How to Extract a RAR File ?

We know RAR files and we know that WinRAR archive tool generates it, however, the same tool is meant to extract it too. Following steps explain the simplest procedure of extracting RAR files on your computer.

  • Save or locate your RAR file on the machine.

TIP: On a Windows machine, downloaded RAR files might possibly be located in the Document Library’s Downloads folder or the specified user directory.

  • Open RAR file:
    • Run WinRAR tool, go to File menu and click Open. This will let you browse and open archive of your choice

Run WinRAR tool,

    • Locate the RAR file, right click on it and click on Open with WinRAR to view the contents of the archive

Open with WinRAR

  • Select all the contents inside the RAR file or select the desired ones by holding down CTRL key during selection and right click to choose extraction option


  • Customize the extraction process with the options provided.

Customize the extraction

  • Apply Advanced customization

Apply Advanced customization

  • Provide a destination path or create one for saving the output

destination path

Click on Ok to begin

  • Cross check the extracted output in defined folder

extracted output

How to Extract Multiple RAR Files At Once ?

We have all extracted in-numerous files and folders from a single archive. We have repeated the process for many RAR archives too. However, most of us are unaware of how to extract multiple RAR files into one or individual folders each.

Surprisingly, WinRAR itself provides the option, which leaves no reason to use a third party commercial application for the same. If you too are still wondering how to do it, follow the given steps and learn the easiest way to extract multiple RARs. In order to extract multiple RAR files at once, first run WinRAR tool.

  • Choose multiple RAR file archives for extraction.

select all archives

  • Click on Extract button.
  • Specify destination to extract multiple RAR files.
  • Click on Ok and WinRAR will extract the archives immediately.

defined destination path

Another way of extracting multiple archives is explained below.

  1. Locate the archive on your machine and select them all.
  2. Right click on any one of the archives.
  3. From the list of options, select ‘Extract each archive to separate folderand WinRAR will extract the archives in the same folder.

Extract each rar archive to separate folder

The output can be checked later on at the destination path specified at the time of extraction:

Case 1

Case 1

Case 2

Case 2

Once you know how to extract more than one RAR file at a time, you will automatically know how to extract each archive separately. The procedure is very easily executable and is integrated in WinRAR only, yet not many are familiar with it.

What is a RAR File ?

RAR file is an archive that is the native format of WinRAR archive tool. These containers consist of one or generally, multiple files that are consolidated in a compressed form. If you do have a RAR file or happen to download it from the web, the file needs to be unpacked in order use the contents stored.

So, RAR files need to be extracted / unpacked to make the contents usable.

The Final Words

Despite the availability of an integrated option, a number of users were still clueless of how to extract multiple RAR files from different folders. This guide elaborates the extraction procedure in detail for both single archives as well as multiple archives respectively.

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