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WinRAR review - One of the oldest software still around today
WinRAR review


Pricing: Please see as there are single and multi-user licenses.

About WinRAR

WinRAR is best known for its archival program. It can create and extract RAR and ZIP file while extracting from many other file formats. This is one of the oldest software today as it been around since 1992.


• Support creating and extracting RAR and ZIP files
• Supports extracting from many different files including CAB, LZH, TAR, GZ and TAR.GZ, BZ2 and TAR.BZ2, UUE, JAR (Java Archive), ISO (ISO9660 - CD image), 7Z and more
• Supports 32- and 64-bits versions of windows
• Has context menu in explorer for easy extractions and compressions of files
• Support themes
• Support many different languages
• Has versions for Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and more
• Has security features such as encryption and recovery records for RAR files

Installing WinRAR
Installing WinRAR is simple. After downloading the software and starting the installer, you will be guided through a short wizard like the one below.

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Feature: Creating and extracting ZIP and RAR files
The biggest feature of WinRAR is creating and extracting ZIP and RAR files. Doing this is extremely easy. There are 2 ways that you can do this, by using the main program interface as show below:

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Or you can use the context menu in windows explorer

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Regardless of the route you choose, there is no shortage of options when creating your ZIP or RAR file.

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Feature Extracting files from many different file types
One of the nice features of WinRAR is that it can extract files from so many different formats. Files that you can extract from includes (but not limited to) including CAB, LZH, TAR, GZ and TAR.GZ, BZ2 and TAR.BZ2, UUE, JAR (Java Archive), ISO (ISO9660 - CD image), 7Z. There is a hidden feature that may or may not be widely known – you can extract exe archives. Yes that right, if you have an archive that is a compressed exe file that unpacks itself when you run it and you just want to extract one file out of it without unpacking everything and hunting around, you can do that. Also you can create self-extracting archives as well – great for when you are sending files to people who may not have WinRAR installed.

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Operating system support and language support
There is no shortage of support when it comes to operating systems. The different versions are listed below:

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As with operating systems, there is a wide variety of languages that are supported. As you are about to see, not all of them are up to date.
Localized WinRAR versions
Language Version
Arabic 5.91
Armenian 5.91
Azerbaijani 5.71
Belarusian 5.71
Bulgarian 5.91
Catalan 5.91
Chinese Simplified 5.91
Chinese Traditional 5.91
Croatian 5.91
Czech 5.91
Danish 5.91
Dutch 5.91
English 5.91
Estonian 5.71
Euskera 5.91
Finnish 5.91
French 5.91
Galician 5.91
Georgian 5.91
German 5.91
Greek 5.91
Hebrew 5.91
Hungarian 5.91
Indonesian 5.91
Italian 5.91
Japanese 5.9
Korean 5.91
Lithuanian 5.91
Mongolian 5.91
Norwegian 5.71
Persian 5.91
Polish 5.91
Portuguese 5.91
Portuguese Brazilian 5.91
Romanian 5.91
Russian 5.91
Serbian Cyrillic 5.91
Slovak 5.91
Slovenian 5.91
Spanish 5.91
Spanish Colombian 5.91
Swedish 5.91
Thai 5.91
Turkish 5.91
Ukrainian 5.91
Uzbek 5.71
Vietnamese 5.71

Final words
WinRAR is powerful but easy to use. It is no shortage of features and this is an ideal tool for anyone who works with compressed files on a daily basic and want more features than the default windows explorer.

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WinRAR review - One of the oldest software still around today - by Danielx64 - 07-30-2020 , 02:31 AM

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