WinRAR (32-bit)

WinRAR (32-bit)

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 2089 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.90
  • Total Downloads:
    158,327,802
  • Date Added:
    August 19, 2009
  • File Size:
    1.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    61,991
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Note: This version is the new release of WinRAR for 32-bit systems. If you are looking for the 64-bit version, go to the product page for WinRAR 3.90 64-bit.

Editors' Review

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There are plenty of solid compression utilities to choose from, but this shareware powerhouse offers the features and ease of use that place it at the top of the compression category. WinRAR is easy to use, lightweight, and flexible.

An intuitive interface lets you mouse over icons to see their functions, and if you don't like their candy-coated appearance, you can always choose from several themes at the developer's site. The Folder Tree Panel makes sifting through your directories to find files easier than ever. But once you see the size savings of a RAR archive, with a compression ratio of 8 percent to 15 percent better than the ZIP format, you'll understand why so many users and developers are making the switch from other apps. With virus scans now integrated and minor interface tweaks for Vista, only the slightly slower decompression speed holds the app back.

Beyond its good looks and right-click readiness for basic compression and unzipping, WinRAR offers unpacking support for a large number of archive formats, including TAR, ACE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, and ZIP. WinRAR's advanced features are icing on the cake, with Unicode support for international formatting, embedded file comments, damaged archive repair, archive locking, self-extracting archives, and easy encryption. There's also the option to automatically delete temporary files and just-archived files. Anyone seeking an all-in-one archiving solution would be remiss to not check out WinRAR.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 112 votes

    • 5 star 57
    • 4 star 38
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 2089 votes

    • 5 star 1196
    • 4 star 590
    • 3 star 141
    • 2 star 40
    • 1 star 122
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1 stars

"Win RAR!?!?!?"

January 01, 2010  |  By eeyore08

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 3.90

Pros

None come to miind

Cons

Didn't understand most of it.
Hated that it grabbed all my downloads and did "what" with them?
Difficult instructions and explanations

Summary

Maybe good for much more knowledgeable user but not in my range of comprehension.

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5 stars

"the best compression software ever!!"

December 20, 2009  |  By rampuse

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 3.90

Pros

has skins!!!

compresses much much better than zip!!

change archive content easily

Cons

not free!!???!!!
really askin too much!

Summary

the archives(.rar) can be opened like folders. easy to open and easy to change their contents. other compression soft's like 7-zip dont allow that.(i think, neither does winzip)

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4 stars

"Very good, easy to use"

December 20, 2009  |  By jakeht

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 3.90

Pros

Does the job and is easy to use

Cons

Nothing really

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5 stars

"Delivers on its expectations"

December 18, 2009  |  By bethjinkerson

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 3.90

Pros

The product installs easily and has a good interface with the user. It's simple to figure out what to do. I've never had it crash or fail to perform.

Cons

Can't think of a negative.

Summary

If you need to unzip or zip files, this is a great, free alternative.

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4 stars

"Good zip utility."

December 14, 2009  |  By wannabyawatch

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 3.90

Pros

Works with any zip file. Seems to work well past its 40 day trial period.

Cons

None that I have seen so far and I've used it for years.

Summary

Good program to use and would recommend it to anyone.

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4 stars

"Good Program"

December 13, 2009  |  By jpiconsult

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 3.90

Pros

Easy to use. Icons easy to recognise. Simple operation, easier than WinZip

Cons

None yet determined

Summary

Simple to use, good value program. Excellent decompression of previous WinZip files.

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4 stars

"Excellent upgrade"

December 13, 2009  |  By markkirk

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 3.90

Pros

Easy to use and thorough

Cons

None at this time

Summary

Excellent software

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5 stars

"The Most Used Apllication...."

December 13, 2009  |  By SKHRzzz

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 3.90

Pros

It amkes thing more easier to transfer

Cons

nothing at all

Summary

hmm cant define

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5 stars

"IT WORKED PERFECTLY"

December 13, 2009  |  By packinheat2u

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 3.90

Pros

rar opened perfectly!!

Cons

absolutely nothing.

Summary

I finally got what i needed!!

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5 stars

"it works, does what it should."

December 12, 2009  |  By pandrew3

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 3.90

Pros

as above , i double click on a rar file and that is it.

Cons

youe need to read about rar files to understand what is happening

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.90
  • WinRAR version for Windows x64 is available. If you use Windows x64, it is strongly recommended to install 64 bit WinRAR version. It provides a higher performance and better shell integration than 32-bit version.
  • RAR compression speed is improved for multi-core and multi-CPU systems. This improvement is most noticeable in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.
  • "Remove duplicate folders from extraction path" option in "Settings/Compression" dialog is replaced by more universal "Remove redundant folders from extraction path" option. This option will eliminate redundant archive name based folders from extraction path if you unpack an archive with "Extract to DestName\" context menu command and if archive root folder contains only one folder and no files.
  • Changes in "Extraction path and options" dialog: a) "New folder" button creates a new subfolder in currently selected folder; b) F2 key renames a selected folder in the folders tree; c) F5 key updated the tree pane contents; d) Del key removes a selected folder in the folders tree.
  • You can enable "Show seconds" option in "Settings/File list" dialog if you wish to see seconds in file dates in file list in WinRAR shell.
  • "Where to check for SFX archives" options group in "Settings/Integration/Context menus items" dialog lets you to control processing of SFX archives in context menus. For example, if you frequently right click ".exe" files on slow network disks, you can turn off "Network disks" options to minimize the delay before displaying the context menu.
  • If you sort files by name in the file list in WinRAR shell, WinRAR will use the new logical file name sorting, same as in Windows Explorer, considering digits in file names by their numerical value. So files will be sorted as 1.txt, 2.txt, 10.txt instead of previous 1.txt, 10.txt, 2.txt. This new sort behavior is available in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and newer.
  • Ctrl+W key combination can be used to close the main WinRAR window also as WinRAR viewer windows. "View as Windows text" shortcut in WinRAR viewer changed from Ctrl+W to Ctrl+I.
  • New command line switch -r- disables recursion completely. So 'rar a -r- arc dirname' command will add only the empty dirname folder and ignore its contents. By default, if dirname does not include wildcards, RAR adds its contents even if -r switch is not specified.
  • If used when extracting, the new command line switch -ai forces RAR to ignore file attributes. When using this switch, extracted files will always have attributes assigned by operating system to a newly created file by default.
  • If output file name is not specified in "cw" command, console RAR will send comment data to stdout.
  • When compressing stdin data with -si[name] switch, RAR sets modification time of archived entry to current system time. Previous RAR versions did not fill this field, resulting in meaningless modification time for stdin.
  • Message displayed when you place the mouse cursor on WinRAR tray icon includes the archive name now. Previously only time left and total percent were displayed for archiving operations.
  • New 'Shutdown' variable in 'Software\WinRAR\Policy' registry key allows to disable "Turn PC off when done" option for security reasons. Read "Configuration settings/Registry variables" for more details.
  • Better shell extension performance. Now WinRAR context menu will be more responsive when working with thousands of selected files.
  • Improved compatibility with high DPI Windows display mode.
  • Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR could fail to open tar or tar.gz archive if such archive contained a file larger than 8 GB; b) WinRAR context menu did not work properly in Windows 7 beta if icons in context menus were enabled and user clicked a file inside of Windows 7 Library folder; c) previous WinRAR versions failed to rename files having 5 or more continuous spaces in the name. WinRAR shell does not display such spaces for safety reasons, because they can hide an actual file extension. But this security measure prevented the rename command to work properly.
General
Publisher RARLAB
Publisher web site http://www.rarlabs.com/
Release Date August 19, 2009
Date Added August 19, 2009
Version 3.90
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 95, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.66MB
File Name wrar511.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 158,327,802
Downloads Last Week 61,991
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 40-day trial
Price $29

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