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WinRAR (32-bit)

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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 16, 2015
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    Free to try (40-day trial); $29.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


WinRAR (32-bit) is a convenient utility program that lets you open compressed files or create your own new archives with just a few clicks. This streamlined and efficient program accomplishes everything you'd expect with no hassle through an intuitive and clean interface, making it accessible to users of all skill levels.


Sleek and speedy: This app does exactly what you want it to do, and it does it very quickly. When accessed through WinRAR, compressed files open just like any other folder would. And when you want to create your own archive, the process is just as streamlined.

A complete package: WinRAR offers all of the features you'd want from a program like this without any baggage. It lets you create archives, add files to existing archives via drag and drop, open both ZIP and RAR files, and repair and protect your archived files.


Not free: While the length of the 40-day trial may cause you to forget, this program is not free. Once you've passed the 40-day mark, you'll have to pay $29 for a license to continue using it.

Bottom Line

It's hard to work on a Windows computer for long without downloading WinRAR. When you're looking for programs that can open or create compressed files, it consistently ends up at the top of the list, and for good reason. And the generous trial period means there's no real reason not to check it out. The 32-bit version of this app will work on both 32-bit and 64-bit machines, but if you know you have a 64-bit system, you're better off going with the version of WinRAR that's optimized for it.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of WinRAR (32-bit) 5.01.

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5 stars

"Must-have app"

August 03, 2015  |  By Randomuser51

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 5.21


This is one of those apps that you definitely need on your PC


No complaints


Updated on Aug 3, 2015

Very useful

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5 stars

"Great product. Easy to use"

May 06, 2015  |  By paroladownload

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 5.21


Fast and easy to use


None can be found


Updated on Jul 29, 2015

works goo

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5 stars

"Great product, fast and easy"

March 29, 2015  |  By Dela_Garrity

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 5.21


Very needful application for my computer


None that I can see.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.21
  • "Drag and drop context menu" options in "Settings/Integration/ Context menu items" dialog allow to disable WinRAR archiving and extraction commands in context menu displayed after dragging and dropping files with right mouse button.
  • If winrar.ini file is present in the same folder as WinRAR installer, winrar.ini will be copied to WinRAR program folder after completing installation.
  • While previous versions could produce RAR5 volumes of slightly smaller than requested size sometimes, such situation is less likely now. In most cases volume size equals to specified by user.
  • Now by default WinRAR skips symbolic links with absolute paths in link target when extracting. You can enable creating such links with "Allow absolute paths in symbolic links" option on "Advanced" page of extraction dialog or with -ola command line switch.
Publisher RARLAB
Publisher web site http://www.rarlabs.com/
Release Date February 16, 2015
Date Added February 16, 2015
Version 5.21
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.68MB
File Name wrar521.exe
Total Downloads 160,019,211
Downloads Last Week 24,832
License Model Free to try
Limitations 40-day trial
Price $29

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