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WinRAR to Windows

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Version
Developer
File size
Age
Windows
6.11
RARLAB
3,3 Mb
0+

Description

WinRAR is a program designed to create and unpack archives. Created archives are packed in RAR and ZIP formats (user's choice), but you can extract files from other formats as well: CAB, TAR, ACE, UUE, GZ, etc. Reduces the size of files not much, but makes them easy to store and send.

Specifications

Date added
Update Date
License Freeware
Compatibility Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11
Supported languages English, Russian

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Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Menu access via Windows Explorer
  • Highest backup rate
  • Fast unpacking and packing
  • AES encryption
Cons
  • Archiving is provided only in two extensions RAR and ZIP

More about WinRAR

WinRAR provides the following features:

  • creating archives in RAR, RAR5 or ZIP format;
  • compressing documents before archiving, reducing their size with full preservation of their contents (the degree of compression can be set in the settings);
  • full unpacking and extraction of the selected items (with or without saving a copy in the archive - you may choose in the settings);
  • view data without their preliminary unpacking;
  • encrypt files in order to secure them, set passwords for unpacking or viewing;
  • work with large files (many other archivers have size limitations);
  • create multivolume files that can be self-extracting even on devices that do not have any archivers installed);
  • recover damaged files;
  • use the automatic separation into volumes (convenient for large volumes);
  • using the function of removing the original file after archiving (it allows you to save space and not to leave unnecessary waste on your computer);
  • working with the files inside the archive (renaming, moving by folders, deleting, etc.);
  • customize the archives to use them by default.

Winrar offers a free trial during the first 40 days of use, then offers to pay a subscription, but continues to work without it. It is considered one of the most popular archivers because of its ease of use, many variable settings, and wide range of features.

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