Compress or decompress your files, attach and send them by email
WinRAR is an easy-to-use archiving and management utility which can back up all your information and data files, and reduce their size to attach and send them in your emails. It also allows you to decompress ZIP, RAR or other files that have been downloaded from anywhere on the Net. You can also carry out the reverse process, creating new archives in the formats mentioned above (ZIP and RAR). It also gives you the capability of scanning your files to look for any kind of virus, so it works as an antivirus tool. Even more, if you want to keep your information protected, it also includes 128-bit password encryption.
It allows you to decompress or compress ZIP, RAR or other files that have been downloaded from anywhere in the Internet.
This program offers you several possible methods of working, and it’s installed quite commonly. Nevertheless, before getting the full version, we recommend that you download the free one and get familiar with this file-compressing utility first. Besides, you can then choose between getting the 32-bit or the 64-bit version. You can also download WinRAR, either the 32-bit version or the 64-bit one, in 27 different languages such as Arabic, Belarusian, Croatian, Chinese Traditional, English, French, German, Spanish, Hebrew or Portuguese, among others.
How to use it
WinRAR uses a very simple and intuitive interface, which can be used perfectly by any kind of user. At the top of the main screen you will see the different options it offers: Add, Extract To, Test, View, Delete, Find, Wizard, Info, VirusScan, Comment, Protect, and SFX. If you want to extract any file that’s inside it, you can do it by just dragging and dropping it into the folder you want to save it to.
Then, the extraction process will start in a new window, which will show you the elapsed time and the time left. You can also see the percentage of the document processed. At this stage and during the extracting process, you will be able to pause or cancel it, or just run it in the background, without it disturbing you. WinRAR doesn’t waste too much time in carrying out this process, but, as always, it depends on the size of the file you want to compress or decompress.
If you want to compress any file, you have to click on it and select “Add to archive”. Then you will see a new window that allows you to configure the settings, choosing maybe the archive format, the compression method (Good, Normal or Best, among others); or you may want a more concrete archiving option (such as deleting the file after the process is completed, creating SFX archives, or locking it). You can also split it into volumes, choosing the exact number of bytes you want in each volume. This could be really useful for working with large video and audio files.
WinRAR 5.31 Features
WinRAR includes the features detailed below:
- Decompress and compress files in RAR and ZIP formats
- Multilanguage support in 27 different languages
- Possibility of getting the 32-bit version or the 64-bit one
- Choose your own preferences in the result file
- Select the compression method that best suits your needs
- Split your file into volumes
- Other compression formats are available, such as WinZip, ACE, CAB or GZip, as well as the above-mentioned
- Keep everything protected thanks to its password encryption
If you want to read more about WinRAR, feel free to do it here on the developer’s website http://www.rarlabs.com/
If you want to download WinRAR, we recommend that you check its system requirements first:
- Operating System: Windows 98 or higher
- Processor: Intel Pentium or upper
- RAM: 64 MB
- HDD: 3 MB of available free disk space