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WinRAR (32-bit)

$29
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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 2083 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.40
  • Total Downloads:
    161,302,638
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 16, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (40-day trial); $29.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,322
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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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  • Current Version

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"Simply the best"

October 11, 2016  |  By userdown176

2016-10-11 02:39:19  |  By userdown176

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 5.40

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the best version

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.40
  • "Name encoding" submenu in "Options" menu allows to select encoding for archived file names. This selection affects archive browsing and extraction commands. You can use the Ctrl+E keyboard shortcut to access this menu quickly. It can be useful when unpacking an archive without Unicode file names, for example, unpacking a zip file with Chinese archived names in Windows, with Russian specified as a language for non-Unicode programs.
  • Usability enhancements, like dragging folders from folder tree panel and dropping them to other programs or Desktop to copy or unpack them have been added. You can drag the archive icon in tree panel root to unpack the entire archive.
  • Furthermore, the maximum comment length for RAR archives has been increased from 64 to 256 KB. Since SFX script commands are stored in archive comment, it allows now a longer main and license text in an SFX archive.
  • As you might know you can secure your archives with Recovery Records. If an archive has a Recovery Record, it can be repaired even after having been damaged due to a defect on a disc or other data loss. The ZIP format does not support Recovery Records. Now with the new version WinRAR 5.40 Recovery Records (.rev files) are present in the same folder as usual RAR volumes and archive test command verifies .rev contents after completing the test of .rar files.
  • Previously "Synchronize archive contents" update mode (-as command line switch) aborted if some of archiving folders could not be read. Now WinRAR continues performing the operation and preserves archived files matching unreadable folders.
General
Publisher RARLAB
Publisher web site http://www.rarlabs.com/
Release Date August 16, 2016
Date Added August 16, 2016
Version 5.40
Category
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 1.87MB
File Name wrar540.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 161,302,638
Downloads Last Week 2,322
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 40-day trial
Price $29

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