WinRAR

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.92
  • Total Downloads:
    158,640,839
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 15, 2010
  • 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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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 22 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • 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

"Works great but I recommend downloading from Rarlabs."

March 11, 2010  |  By nikknighten

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.92

Pros

Everything

Cons

Only a forty day trial. But if you download the 40-day trial from Rarlabs you can still use it after 40-days, but when you open up Winrar, you will just have to click close on the screen that pops up telling you to purchase it.

Summary

Awesome

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4 stars

"it's good and it is fun to use and i just love using it"

March 10, 2010  |  By kim65

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.92

Pros

it is easy to use and follow

Cons

there is nothing i don't like about it

Summary

I like it because you can use it for alot of things.

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4 stars

"Great compression tool"

March 07, 2010  |  By trwkid

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.92

Pros

It really compresses pretty small.

Cons

Older versions will try and open a rar and tell you the rar is bad when its just a version problem.

Summary

Its a good program but I wish it would watch the version problems.

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4 stars

"Used once, works fine for unraring"

March 06, 2010  |  By nico95b

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.92

Pros

Unrared a file I needed to use, modern icons in interface

Cons

Very confusing interface for 1st time user, help not useful, took some time downloading

Summary

Does as advertised. I needed a file that was in rar format and that is all I have used it for. The confusing interface is not friendly for users. I docked it a star for that.

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4 stars

"I've hardly used it but it works fine."

March 06, 2010  |  By tedwallace

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.92

Pros

wroks fine.

Cons

none to talk about

Summary

Good

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5 stars

"este foarte bun"

March 06, 2010  |  By janisky

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.92

Pros

arhiveaza cu succes fisierele in capacitatea unui dvd

Cons

nu cred ca stiu

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4 stars

"Very good app"

March 04, 2010  |  By jreed1906

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.92

Pros

Handles multiple archive file types
Can even extract multiple RAR files into 1 extracted file

Cons

Non really

Summary

Good piece of software - does what it advertises

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4 stars

"it's the one i use the most"

March 03, 2010  |  By CDRAGOONG

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.92

Pros

everything

Cons

nothing so far

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4 stars

"Very useful and use to use"

March 03, 2010  |  By muyiwaoke

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.92

Pros

easy of use

Cons

It could sometimes be messy.

Summary

The ability to compress for easy transfer make it quite handy.

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3 stars

"good program, but paid.."

March 02, 2010  |  By martin_abc

 |  Version: WinRAR 3.92

Pros

I dont have any problems with it, but there are free alternatives..

Cons

shareware..

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.92
Version 3.92 fixes a bug if file matched two different masks in RarFiles.lst, WinRAR could select the last match. Normally, if neither of masks is a subset of another, the first match must be chosen.
General
Publisher RARLAB
Publisher web site http://www.rarlabs.com/
Release Date February 15, 2010
Date Added February 15, 2010
Version 3.92
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
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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