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WinRAR (64-bit)

CNET Editors' review

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.

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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.5 stars

    out of 163 votes

    • 5 star: 113
    • 4 star: 34
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 9
  • Current version:

    5.0 stars

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Nothing Beats Winrar hands down!"

    January 23, 2014  |   By tek1979

    Version: WinRAR (64-bit) 5.01

    Pros

    I have used the rar archiving format since the DOS days, and soon as I found Winrar for win95 I have never looked back, It has NEVER caused me any issues, and is easy to use, honestly winzip is nothing in comparison to Winrar, It's versatility is unmatched and so is its reliability.

    Cons

    None, Nada, Zilch, Zero!

    Summary

    If your going to use a program for opening archives or creating them this is it, nothing else is even worth looking at. This does nearly (if not) everything.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Do 40 days free to discover why this is a great program"

    December 31, 2013  |   By Stoffa40

    Version: WinRAR (64-bit) 5.01

    Pros

    Compact, simple, powerful and effective. No attached BS. Download with confidence and use with pleasure. Never once hassled with any advertising, upgrade offers, malware, addware or bloatware. I'd pay the small fee twice just to avoid having to clean these issues out of my PC. Read the customer reviews on the others on offer then choose WinRar.

    Cons

    None, this is a great program.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A dependable and powerful program."

    December 15, 2013  |   By swanjame

    Version: WinRAR (64-bit) 5.01

    Pros

    Always there when you need it. The update downloads and installs easily. you must have this program.

    Cons

    None. It is slick.

    Summary

    The 64-bit and 32-bit versions work perfectly on my Windows 7 (64-bit) and Windows 8 (32-bit) computers, respectively.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very Good THANKYOU"

    December 9, 2013  |   By gregoryyeats22

    Version: WinRAR (64-bit) 5.01

    Pros

    The best feature is its simplicity and speed.

    Cons

    The toolbar menus are pretty much self explanatory.

    Summary

    Anyone with some basic inteligence can figure out this utility without even bothering to read its help file, at least for the basic features.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very Good THANKYOU"

    December 9, 2013  |   By gregoryyeats22

    Version: WinRAR (64-bit) 5.01

    Pros

    The best feature is its simplicity and speed.

    Cons

    The toolbar menus are pretty much self explanatory.

    Summary

    Anyone with some basic inteligence can figure out this utility without even bothering to read its help file, at least for the basic features.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A software product that actually works."

    December 8, 2013  |   By ANGERLA458

    Version: WinRAR (64-bit) 5.01

    Pros

    Free version works great

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    Quickly compresses or decompresses rar'ed or zip'd files. Many options for raring. It WORKS.

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