WinRAR

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 2087 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.62
  • Total Downloads:
    157,768,317
  • Date Added:
    December 11, 2006
  • File Size:
    1.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    103,226
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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 might place it at the top of its 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, a recent addition to the interface, makes sifting through your directories to find files for archiving 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 compression apps. You might even be prepared to forgive the slightly slower decompression speeds and lack of integrated virus protection.

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 ACE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, and ZIP. WinRAR's advanced features are icing on the cake, with Unicode support for international formatting, embedded file comments, repair of damaged archives, archive locking, self-extracting archives, and easy encryption. Anyone seeking an all-in-one archiving solution would be remiss to not evaluate WinRAR.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 177 votes

    • 5 star 86
    • 4 star 68
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 2087 votes

    • 5 star 1194
    • 4 star 590
    • 3 star 141
    • 2 star 40
    • 1 star 122
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  • 5 stars

    "Quick and easy download, easy to use."

    October 20, 2014   |   By DuschBillow

    Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 5.11

    Pros

    Been using for long time now and no trouble at all.

    Cons

    No cons from what I can see.

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  • 5 stars

    "Has every useful function"

    September 24, 2014   |   By KukCespedes

    Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 5.11

    Pros

    Works perfectly.

    Cons

    No disappointments

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  • 5 stars

    "This is a great product"

    September 23, 2014   |   By ElkoCockerell

    Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 5.11

    Pros

    Small & Efficient

    Cons

    It doesn't have any cons.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very suitable for me to use, really"

    September 22, 2014   |   By ElemHummel

    Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 5.11

    Pros

    I enjoyed using this program.

    Cons

    None at this point.

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  • 5 stars

    "easy and effective product"

    September 18, 2014   |   By BrunoValek

    Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 5.11

    Pros

    very good, i'm satisfied !!!

    Cons

    It is completely up to my expectation

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  • 3 stars

    "Very useful application"

    September 17, 2014   |   By wehioeo

    Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 5.11

    Pros

    Good very to use

    Cons

    bad not easy to use

    Summary



    Updated on Sep 17, 2014

    Good application

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent program, i recommed it!"

    September 17, 2014   |   By RavaMoun

    Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 5.11

    Pros

    The best program of it's kind.

    Cons

    Thanks a lot. it is good.

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  • 5 stars

    "It's a really good to download"

    September 15, 2014   |   By JervisFili

    Version: WinRAR (32-bit) 5.11

    Pros

    Excellent product and no difficulties at all

    Cons

    No complaints.

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher RARLAB
    Publisher web site http://www.rarlabs.com/
    Release Date December 11, 2006
    Date Added December 11, 2006
    Version 3.62
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Compression
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 1.66MB
    File Name wrar511.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 157,768,317
    Downloads Last Week 103,226
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 40-day trial, some features disabled
    Price $29

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