WinRAR is a program that can be used to open, create and decompress RAR, ZIP and other format documents. The latest version also supports RAR5, the new compression algorithm.
Exactly 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 menus is very detailed and lets you configure every aspect of the program. It' s definitely useful for the most demanding users, but it might end up complicated those who are less experienced.
Open and create compressed files? A no-brainer…
The main functions of WinRAR are all easily accessible 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 plus then once inside the program, you double click on the file you want to decompress. Extracting the files can be produced even more simple by using the sorcerer.
To create a compressed file , however , you can click with the right mouse button and select New/WinRAR Archive , then right-click to the file you want to compress and select Add to archive . To create a file that decompresses itself, simply click on self-extracting at the WinRAR interface and click OK .
WinRAR integrates along with Windows Explorer, and can carry out compression/ decompression of data files with just one click through the context menu.
The style of the program – outdated and outdated – has not been altered for this latest version.
Everything you need for compressing and decompressing files
The most important innovation in this newest release, is the introduction of the RAR5 compression format. It should be mentioned, however , that any files created using this format can only be opened up by users of WinRAR 5. 0.
WinRAR works with with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP, and the installation document is compatible with 32 and 64-bit systems. In addition , it could integrate with the antivirus installed on your PC and support a wide range of formats.
Unlike ZipGenius or 7-Zip, WinRAR isn' capital t free, but it does include a lot more features and configuration options. In comparison to competitors such as WinZip, WinRAR also offers the best compression ratio and more speed .
Ultimately, if you need an efficient compression/decompression program with advanced features, then WinRAR is the way to go.
What' s i9000 new in WinRAR 5. 0
- New RAR5 compression format
- Data encryption algorithm using 256-bit AES
- Optimized the function to permit the repair of damaged data files
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