WinRAR (32-bit)

WinRAR (32-bit)

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 2083 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.20
  • Total Downloads:
    158,640,839
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 14, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (40-day trial); $29.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    46,613
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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WinRAR is a lightweight, flexible, and easy-to-use archiving utility that can unpack most archive formats, as well as compress to both RAR and ZIP. Free to try for 40 days ($29 for single license), WinRAR is a top dog in the compression category.

WinRAR's interface is about as simple as it gets. Start creating (or add to) an archive by dragging and dropping your files into the interface or by browsing through the Folder Tree side panel (when enabled). From there, the most common functions are laid out in the form of colorful, mostly intuitive icons along the top, which can all be customized by downloading themes from the company's Web site. You can Add files to, Extract, Test, Delete, or even Repair archives right from the main interface. Drop-down menus house the program's more advanced features, including self-extracting archives, archive locking, benchmarking, and autodeletion of temp files.

With WinRAR, both creating and unpacking archives is blazingly fast. And according to WinRAR's developers, the most recent version of the program takes advantage of multicore processors to achieve even faster compressions rates, depending on your hardware profile. It is worth noting, however, that these speed boosts do use up a significant chunk of RAM (approximately 120 MB). Compression ratios vary depending on file type, but in general seem on par with or better than other archiving programs.

Overall, WinRAR is a winner because of its speed, simple interface, flexibility with file formats, and powerful advanced features. If you're looking for a one-stop archiving shop, look no further.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 70 votes

    • 5 star 55
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 2083 votes

    • 5 star 1190
    • 4 star 590
    • 3 star 141
    • 2 star 40
    • 1 star 122
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5 stars

"Fast, easy, light"

September 02, 2013  |  By jarhead2000

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 4.20

Pros

Fast
Easy
Light

Cons

Can't open some files

Summary

Fast and easy, although should be freeware, since it doesn't do some advanced stuff that winzip can do. Starts up faster than notepad!

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5 stars

"Sometimes the files will be broken after compressed."

August 27, 2013  |  By spencereden95

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 4.20

Pros

Sometimes the files will be broken after compressed.

Cons

Sometimes the files will be broken after compressed.

Summary

Sometimes the files will be broken after compressed.

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5 stars

"The speed to deal with the file is very fast."

August 27, 2013  |  By paleyrene433

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 4.20

Pros

Easy to compress the file if you add it to the right-click context menu.

Cons

The speed to deal with the file is very fast.

Summary

The speed to deal with the file is very fast.

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4 stars

"it helps me to sent large attach files"

August 20, 2013  |  By Lyn011

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 4.20

Pros

making email sending more convenient

Cons

sometimes the compressed files may be broken.

Summary

it's good

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5 stars

"Sometimes the files will be broken after compressed."

August 18, 2013  |  By keats_jesse

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 4.20

Pros

Easy to compress the file if you add it to the right-click context menu.The speed to deal with the file is very fast.

Cons

Easy to compress the file if you add it to the right-click context menu.The speed to deal with the file is very fast.

Summary

Easy to compress the file if you add it to the right-click context menu.The speed to deal with the file is very fast.

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5 stars

"Superb way to compress my large files"

August 15, 2013  |  By cwheeler96

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 4.20

Pros

Superb way to compress my large files

Cons

Superb way to compress my large files

Summary

Superb way to compress my large files

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5 stars

"Superb way to compress my large files"

August 08, 2013  |  By keatsjesse57

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 4.20

Pros

this is the main product of his life. So thanks you Eugene!

Cons

It is not a free software. Need to buy it once trial period is expired, after that one will receive this message "Please purchase WinRAR license" every time.

Summary

Easily open up zip and rar files, conveniently compress my big files

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5 stars

"It can easily compress all types of computer files."

August 07, 2013  |  By chester_wheeler

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 4.20

Pros

It also enables me to repair the corrupt archives (.zip and .rar).

Cons

It is available for free to try.

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5 stars

"I just love this app."

July 29, 2013  |  By jwoolworth97

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 4.20

Pros

I use it every time to compress my large sized files and it never disappoints me.

Cons

I use it every time to compress my large sized files and it never disappoints me.

Summary

I use it every time to compress my large sized files and it never disappoints me.

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5 stars

"Very Great file-compressing software"

July 22, 2013  |  By Monia1234

 |  Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 4.20

Pros

Easy to compress the file if you add it to the right-click context menu.The speed to deal with the file is very fast.

Cons

Haven't found at the moment.

Summary

A very helpful tool for me.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.20
Version 4.20 significantly improves compression and decompression speed; RAR general compression algorithm is optimized for better utilization of several processor cores. While some speed gain is possible even in single processor mode, best results are achieved in multi-core environment.
General
Publisher RARLAB
Publisher web site http://www.rarlabs.com/
Release Date June 14, 2012
Date Added June 14, 2012
Version 4.20
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.68MB
File Name wrar520.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 158,640,839
Downloads Last Week 46,613
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 40-day trial
Price $29

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