WinRAR is an archiving utility that you can use to back up your essential data, as well as using it to reduce the size of the email attachment. You can also use WinRAR to decompress RAR, ZIP and files downloaded from the internet, and make new archives in RAR and ZIP file formats.
The shareware can be used to unpack and convert CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, Z, and 7-Zip archives. It is available in multiple languages like English, Chinese, Spanish, Estonian, Euskera, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Hebrew, Indonesian, German, Danish, Dutch, Catalan, Burmese, Croatian, Belarusian, Czech, Mongolian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Ukrainian, Swedish, Vietnamese, Armenian, and so much more.
Why you should use WinRAR for Windows?
WinRAR has a robust and general multimedia compression capability. Solid compression, archive protection from any damage, scanning archives for viruses, programmable self-extracting files, NTFS and Unicode support are some of the few features of WinRAR for PC Windows. This software as earlier mentioned puts a lot of effort in making sure that disk space is always available, as it creates small archives from compressed files that can easily be shared. There is a unique audio and graphics algorithm for individual archiving that does not sacrifice the quality of these files.
To compress large files, you can split the archives into small volumes that can be spread across multiple devices which will be easily transferable to other computers. The software is designed with security tools that password protect archives, as well as encrypt file names for an added layer of safety. You can as well make use of this software to verify the integrity of some archives, and repair damaged or corrupt files. To configure settings that concern the compression method you prefer, you will have to be an expert user of this type of software. If you are, you can also use it to configure dictionary size, file update mode, self-extracting archives, recovery records in the event of loss of data, NTFS symbolic and hard links, as well as many other aspects.
So you do not expose your computer to risks, you can back up the file before compiling them I to archives, while virus scans can be executed before you extract data from the archives. However, WinRAR uses a lot of your system's resources while running, especially when it is archiving huge file.
Features of WinRAR
- Supports all popular compression formats like RAR, CAB, ZIP, ARJ, LZH, 7-ZIP, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, and so on;
- Automatically recognises and selects the best compression method for multimedia files.
- 40 day free trial;
- Special compression algorithm that compresses multimedia files, executables and object libraries;
- Split archives in different volumes, so they can be easily saved on several disks;
- Password protect.
WinRAR is a great archive manager. It creates and decompresses RAR and ZIP files that you download from the internet. There are quite many additional functions to help you organize your data that have been compressed.
What's new in 5.71 version?
1. "Convert archives" command:
a) improved performance when processing a lot of small archives
in Windows 10;
b) fixed memory leaks which could lead to excessive memory use
when converting to ZIP format.
2. Corrupt ZIP archive processing:
a) "Repair" command replaces packed and unpacked file sizes stored
in local file header with sizes from central directory
if local header sizes look invalid;
b) file extraction is stopped at unpacked size stored in ZIP headers
even if available packed data allows further extraction.
It is done to prevent unexpected hard drive space usage.
3. Ctrl+C allows to abort RAR "l" command quickly. In previous versions
it could take several seconds until list command stopped.
4. Bugs fixed:
a) WinRAR could crash when attempting to display some types of archive
comments in GUI shell, resulting in a denial of service;
b) if "Save archive name" and "Add to context menu" options were
set in compression profile parameters and profile was invoked
from Explorer context menu, WinRAR proposed an automatically
generated archive name instead of name saved in profile.
c) WinRAR displayed an unneeded pair of round brackets in "Archive"
column of "Diagnostic messages" window for system error messages;
d) "Extract to folder\" Windows Explorer context menu command could
fail to unpack ZIP archives if their names included a numeric
part followed by .zip extension, arbitrary data was present
before the first file record and "Remove redundant folders from
extraction path" WinRAR option was switched on;
e) in "RAR x -x<mask> arcname" command, parent folders of files
matching the specified mask also were excluded from extracting;
f) "Find" command returned the current folder own name additionally
to its contents for "Current folder" search area if folder name
matched "File names to find" mask;
g) if "Find in files" and "Find in archives" are both enabled,
"Find" command did not match an archive name itself against
"File names to find" mask after searching inside of archive.
So it did not display archive names for masks like *.rar
and applied this mask only to files inside of archives;
h) when running an executable directly from archive, WinRAR 5.70
did not set a temporary folder with unpacked files as current.
So executables attempting to access other archived files
in current folder could fail to work;
i) WinRAR could be inaccessible for few seconds after closing
an archived file opened in internal viewer in Windows 10;
j) dragging a file to subfolder of ZIP archive with "Store full paths"
option enabled produced invalid pathnames consisting of repeated
subfolder name. Same invalid pathnames were produced if adding files
to ZIP archive with -ap<folder> -ep2 switches.
Last Updated: 2019-05-06
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Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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