WinRAR is a popular file archiving and file compression software for Windows. It can be used to extract executable files from an archive. The following instructions explain how to extract an executable file using WinRAR:
Step 1: Open the folder containing the file you want to extract using Windows Explorer.
Step 2: Right click on the file and select “Add to archive” from the context menu.
Step 3: Select “RAR” from the dropdown menu next to the “Archive format” label.
Step 4: Click on the “Browse” button and select the location where you want to save the extracted file. Click “OK” to confirm.
Step 5: Click on the “Advanced” tab and select the “Executable” option under the “Compression method” section.
Step 6: Finally, click on “OK” to start extracting the file.
The “Compression method” option will allow you to choose between different compression algorithms, such as “Best” and “Fastest”. Depending on your requirements, you may want to use one of these options in order to achieve higher compression ratios at the cost of longer processing times.
When the extraction process is finished, you will find the extracted file in the specified location. It should be noted that WinRAR can only extract executable files from rar archives. Other archive types, such as ZIP or 7z, will require different software.
In addition to being able to extract executable files from archives, WinRAR also provides other useful features. These include the ability to password protect archives, split archives into smaller parts, create self-extracting archives, repair damaged archives and more. It’s one of the most popular file archiving and compression programs available, and it is available as a free trial version.