WinRAR a file compressionapplication 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.
- Bugs fixed:
- 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)
WinRAR supports the following formats
RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z, 7-Zip