Occasionally, for some reasons, you may need to convert a RAR archive file into a ZIP file format. Some online third-party converter software can help realize this, but it may be paid. Actually, off-the-shelf WinRAR software can also help you realize conversion between RAR files and ZIP files. Now, this page will show two options to convert RAR files to ZIP files on Windows using WinRAR. Either way, make sure WinRAR software has been installed on your Windows computer.
Step 1: Locate the RAR archive file you want to convert, right-click on it, and select Open with WinRAR in the context menu.
Tips: If the RAR archive, as well as the file names, is password protected, you will be asked to enter the password.
Step 2: After the RAR archive opens in WinRAR, click Tools -> Convert archives on the menu.
Step 3: After the Convert archives dialog opens, keep the RAR type checked in the "Archive types" section, and in the "Archives to convert" section, it will list the RAR archive you want to convert to ZIP archive. Surely, you can also add more RAR archives into the list by clicking the Add button if you want. In the "Folder for converted archives" section, select one folder to save the converted archives. Then click Compression… button in the "Conversion options" section.
Step 4: In the Set default compression options dialog, select the General tab, select ZIP format in the "Archive format" section, and then click OK.
Step 5: When you are return back to the Convert archives dialog, click OK to start converting the RAR file to ZIP file.
Tips: If the RAR archive to convert is encrypted by password, you will be asked to enter the password.
Step 6: When the converting process is 100% completed, click Close. You will see the RAR archive has been changed into a ZIP file.
This is an old-fashioned but available way.
Step 1: Locate the RAR archive, right-click on it, and select Extract Here.
Tips: If the RAR archive is encrypted, you will be asked to enter the password.
Step 2: After the folder in the RAR archive is extracted, right-click on it and select Add to archive....
Step 3: Select General tab, select ZIP format in the Archive format section, and then click OK. Then this folder can be compressed into a ZIP archive.