WinRAR 5. 21 (64 bits)-The ruler of compressed files

WinRAR is a program that can be  used to open, create and decompress RAR, ZIP and other format data files. The latest version also supports RAR5,   the new compression algorithm.


The reason why use WinRAR?

 

WinRAR is a program that  compresses files so that they take up less area on your hard disk. It supports 3 compression formats,   ZIP, RAR, and the new RAR5 format;   introduced with this release, RAR5 provides a better compression rate.

WinRAR gives you the option of  protecting the compressed file having a password   using a  256-bit AES  encryption algorithm. Ideal for hiding  your files from prying eyes!

The application can also create self-extracting files, or even files that are decompressed automatically having a double-click, as well as including  improved features for  repairing damaged files.

With regard to the decompression functions, WinRAR supports 15 different formats : RAR, ZIP, 7-Zip, ACE, ARJ, BZ2, CAB, GZip, ISO, JAR, LHZ, TAR, UUE, XZ, and Z.

The options menu is very  detailed and allows you  configure every aspect of the program. It' s definitely useful for the most challenging users, but it might end up confusing those who are  less experienced.


Open and create compressed files? A no-brainer…

 

The primary functions of WinRAR are all readily available from the top bar of the interface: Wizard, Virus Scan, features to  add/remove  files, and to create self-extracting files.

To open a compressed file , just right click on the file, click Extract File and then select the destination folder. You can directly execute WinRAR and then  once inside the program, you double click on the file you want to decompress. Extracting the files can be made even more simple  by using the  wizard.

To create a compressed file , nevertheless , you can click with the right mouse button and select New/WinRAR Archive , then right-click in the file you want to compress and select Add to archive . To create a file  that decompresses itself, just click on self-extracting in the WinRAR interface and click OK .

WinRAR integrates along with Windows Explorer,   and may carry out compression/ decompression of data files with just one  click through the context menu.

The look of the program –   obsolete and outdated –   is not altered for  this latest version.


Everything you need for compressing and decompressing files

 

The most important innovation in  this  newest release,   is the introduction from the RAR5  compression format. It should be observed, however , that any files made out of this format can only be opened by users of  WinRAR five. 0.

WinRAR is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Windows vista and XP, and the installation file is compatible with 32 and 64-bit  systems. In addition , it could integrate  with the antivirus installed on your PC and support  an array of formats.

Unlike  ZipGenius or 7-Zip, WinRAR isn' to free, but it does include  many more features and configuration options. Compared to competitors such as WinZip,   WinRAR also offers the best data compresion ratio and more speed .

Ultimately, if you need an efficient compression/decompression program  with advanced features, after that WinRAR is the way to go.


What' s i9000 new in WinRAR 5. 0

 

 

  • New RAR5  compression format
  • Data encryption formula using 256-bit AES
  • Optimized the function to permit the repair of damaged data files

 

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