WinRAR a file compression application that is a must-have in any modern-day PC toolkit.
This application not only includes support for extracting virtually any kind of file compression format, it also reduces file sizes and runs on almost any version of Windows, from 98 to Windows 7.
Some will argue that WinRAR isn’t as quick as rival WinZip
at compressing files. However, for the small time difference, WinRAR
leaves you with a significantly smaller archived file at the end of the
process. What’s more, the application allows you to save files into both .ZIP and .RAR formats, with bunches of options for speeding up compression times and reducing file sizes.
Although many newcomers might be put off by the sheer range of
features and settings within WinRAR, the interface doesn’t take long to
get accustomed to. If you’re still really stuck there’s a simple
wizard-based system that walks you through the process of extracting or
compressing. All this adds up to make WinRAR a dependable utility that
performs better than any other tool in its class. Boasting more compression options, higher compression rates
and smaller file sizes than WinZip, WinRAR is now the undisputed market
leader in file compression.
Windows XP 32-bit
Windows 2003 32-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows 7 32-bit
WinRAR did not store NTFS "Compressed" attribute, when creating RAR archives
WinRAR crashed in command line mode if @filelist
parameter was present and 'filelist' did not exist. This bug affected
only WinRAR.exe, not RAR.exe
if -x*\somefolder\* exclusion mask was specified when
archiving and if name of current folder contained 'somefolder', WinRAR
excluded all files and stopped creating an archive
GUI self-extracting archives did not work in Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)
As a major
compression-freak, I test all new released compression-programs out
there. I stick to my main WinRAR though. Ofcourse, 7zip is free en
compresses slightly better, but misses a lot of features that WinRAR
does have. What about extracing multiple archives in a queue modus
(reduces your CPU load), deletes archive-file(s) after extraction,
deletes added files after creation of a new archive, multi CPU,
etcetera. It worth's its price, but only if you don't want a nagscreen.
Stable program: I never had one crash in years
Queue/batch your &quot;extraction&quot; and &quot;add/create&quot; processes
Automatically deletes archives after extraction
Automatically deletes files after creation of a new archive
No possibility to create .7z archives (but thats rather logical)