WinRAR

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 2090 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.90 Beta 1
  • Total Downloads:
    158,327,802
  • Date Added:
    May 02, 2009
  • File Size:
    1.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    61,991
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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

    3.9

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 0
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 2090 votes

    • 5 star 1197
    • 4 star 590
    • 3 star 141
    • 2 star 40
    • 1 star 122
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4 stars

"this is latest upgrade software"

May 22, 2009  |  By arun_kanth510

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.90 Beta 1

Pros

this is used for .rar files

Cons

nothig it is satisfied to me

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4 stars

"Excellent product. Easy to use."

May 15, 2009  |  By rj_at_boronia

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.90 Beta 1

Pros

Excellent product. Easy to use. Use for all my data backup - compresses typically 180MB to 45 MB. Good interface & easy to learn to use.

Cons

The only thing that stops me giving it 5 stars is that it has a trial period and is thus not fully freeware, but still low-cost.

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4 stars

"excellent, the top"

May 15, 2009  |  By kostas 6

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.90 Beta 1

Pros

A simple and easy use very useful program i can;t change.

Cons

Nothing first .I preffered to be free.

Summary

Very easy usual very simply perhaps the most important program top.

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4 stars

"works flawless."

May 14, 2009  |  By doxa750tsr

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.90 Beta 1

Pros

its stability

Cons

none observed

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4 stars

"i like this software"

May 14, 2009  |  By renzlc

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.90 Beta 1

Pros

i was able to get graphics file that i can use in my layouts.

Cons

i have not encountered anything that i can consider i don't like

Summary

even i am still a neophyte in this, i still believe it can help me a lot as a photographer

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4 stars

"Very Helpful Tool"

May 12, 2009  |  By rebeccadreyer

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.90 Beta 1

Pros

Its simple to use for the most part

Cons

Doesn't come with directions

Summary

Once you get to know the program it is simple to use..but to get into some of the more in depth features of the program could use a users guide. Great tool to have especially when downloading very large documents.

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4 stars

"I am a casual user and it meets my requirements fully."

May 12, 2009  |  By nj400

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.90 Beta 1

Pros

User friendly.

Cons

None observed.

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4 stars

"Never had any problems"

May 11, 2009  |  By sikam

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.90 Beta 1

Pros

Its very stable with a lot o options and it can be used in many circumstances and for different ways.

Cons

You dont win mbytes with files that are in a convert type like jpeg or avi, this is very reasonable but...

Summary

Very stable a must for any OS

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4 stars

"yep,really is a great prog"

May 10, 2009  |  By geetarman1971

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.90 Beta 1

Pros

quick,easy to use

Cons

none ive found,yet?

Summary

As i said its great wee prog,very useful and easy to use,theres also some more advanced options to explore

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3 stars

"Nead to 64 bit"

May 04, 2009  |  By GaryFBowman

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.90 Beta 1

Pros

good program like it

Cons

32 bit not 64 bit

Summary

like it for the ease that it is to uase have not had a prolbem have ben win zip uaser and oner for a long time ilke the way this works

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.90 Beta 1
Version 3.80 adds decompression support for AES-encrypted ZIP files, improved display information, more context-menu options, and a more secure method of deleting temporary files.
General
Publisher RARLAB
Publisher web site http://www.rarlabs.com/
Release Date May 02, 2009
Date Added May 02, 2009
Version 3.90 Beta 1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows
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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