I cant unzip rar files only the .7z ones will unzip, can i install a program that will unzip any file?

when i click on the rar files the native file unzipper says it cant unzip them can i install something that can?

Hi username2

Do you have the rar package installed on your system?

To check.

In Whonix-Workstation konsole, run.


If the package is installed on your sytsem, there should be a listing on how to use rar.

If the package is not installed you can use the APT package manager to install the package.

In Whonix-Workstation konsole, run.

sudo apt-get install rar

i tried that to install rar but it finishes with “E: unable to locate package rar”

Hi username2

There was a previous user that was unable to install rar.

rar is only available from non-free. (I am able to install rar in Qubes-Whonix 14)


However, you should avoid non-free packages:


This can be sorted out as per:https://whonix.org/wiki/Support#Free_Support_Principle

1. Check if you have non-free added to your sources.list

cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list

The output should be something like this (Whonix 14)

deb tor+http://sgvtcaew4bxjd7ln.onion stretch/updates main contrib non-free

2. If non-free is not added, search “how to add non-free to debian sources list”

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Try unar or other similar free software alternatives.

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unrar is also in nonfree.

Okay so i checked and it is installed but when i click a .rar it doesnt open or ask for password it just gives an error